The London Festival of Architecture launches today (until June 30). Here's a few of the best things to check out.
A Place to Draw
Artist and architect Anna Gibb wants audiences to get creative. As well as admiring Gibb’s detailed and sometimes whimsical architectural sketches of cities from Melbourne to Florence, visitors to this exhibition can create their own drawings of London and other places around the world. Gibb’s work records far more than architecture. Wherever she travels she makes sketches that depict not just buildings, but also history, culture and stories. The results are full of insight and personality. DreamSpace Gallery. Barbican. Jun 1-30. Free.
At Home in Britain
As London’s new mayor promises to tackle the city’s housing problems, this topical exhibition takes inspiration from the cottage, New London Walking Tour Explore Bankside’s regeneration through building projects from Millennium Bridge to The Shard. This walking tour demonstrates how architecture has transformed the area. the terraced house and the flat. The familiar dwellings are transformed in works that reflect the future of housing in Britain. Royal Institute of British Architects. Regent's Park. Until Aug 29. Free.
New Spring Gardens
Artist Rachael Champion uses rubble from brutalist monolith Keybridge House to create an art installation beneath a railway arch. Arch 147, Newport St. Vauxhall. Until Jun 30.
New London Walking Tour
Explore Bankside’s regeneration through building projects from Millennium Bridge to The Shard. This walking tour demonstrates how architecture has transformed the area. Meet at Southwark tube station. Southwark. Jun 4. £18.
Art on the River
Wander along the South Bank with guide Alexandra Epps, taking in a wealth of intriguing post-war public art. Learn about the work of artists including Naum Gabo, Reg Butler, Frank Dobson and more. Meet at River Terrace, Somerset House. Temple. Jun 4. £12.80.
Great Architectural Bake-Off
Move over, Mary Berry, because architect firm WATG is running a competition to create the world's most famous buildings out of cake. The judges will be on the hunt for realistic representations, creative use of materials, and most importantly, a tasty cake. Last year, the winner was a rainbow-coloured Serpentrifle, so you're definitely in for a treat. Fitzroy Square, W1T 6EY. June 11, 12pm-2.30pm.