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Discover the London that never was at Guildhall Art Gallery

Imagine a crystal Tower bridge, clad in glass or a colossal burial pyramid looming over Primrose hill?, ‘The London That Never Was’ will showcase discarded designs and unfinished plans for some of the City of London’s most prominent buildings and landmarks at Guildhall Art Gallery this autumn.

Running from the 6th of September until the 8th of December, the exhibition will feature blueprints and drawings from the London Metropolitan Archives, most of them revealed to the public for the very first time.

‘The London That Never Was’ ties into the celebration of a number of big-name anniversaries, such as the 200th birthdays of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, inventor of London’s sewer system and Sir Horace Jones, architect and designer of Tower Bridge and other City landmarks, as well as 125 years since the completion of Tower Bridge and 150 years since Blackfriars and Holborn Viaduct first opened.

The exhibition is part of ‘Fantastic Feats: The Building of London’, a six month-long events programme hosted by City of London Corporation, celebrating the architectural and engineering feats of the capital with live performances, exhibitions and tours.

Further information for The London That Never Was can be found here.

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