Search The Nudge


Loading Choices

Luke Hayes

Things To Do

Jason Allen 07/11/22

The Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City

Building an entire city out of gingerbread may sound like a half-baked idea…

…but when it’s constructed by architects & engineers gathered together by the Museum of Architecture, and housed within a beautiful – but nevertheless inedible – townhouse in Belgravia, it’s actually pretty impressive.

This will be the sixth year that the Gingerbread City has been constructed, and to celebrate they’re not just building one city this year – they’re actually building six. You’ll be able to walk around miniature sweet-filled metropolises inspired by different climate zones: continental, temperate, dry, tropical and polar (so expect a couple of Fox’s glacier mints to make an appearance).

As always, The Gingerbread City’s not just an excuse to make something fun and pretty (though it definitely is that, too). The idea is to show off new concepts for city planning, and imagine new ways that architecture could help to shape a better future… by testing it out in gingerbread form first. All in all, there’ll be over 100 eager architects, engineers and designers putting their baking prowess to good use to construct elaborate, show-stopping spiced dwellings on a huge, multi-tiered installation. Expect lollipop lamps, candyfloss clouds, and caramel cars.

Gingerbread City

Last year, a tidy 40,000 people saw The Gingerbread City, and this time around they’re expecting even more. Surely it’s only a matter of time before someone snaps, and, well, snaps off some gingerbread. And if you want to get involved? You can sign up to one of their workshops (£50pp), where they’ll walk you through constructing and designing your own sugary shack.

Which is really the icing on top.


NOTE: The Gingerbread City is on show from 3rd December 2022 – 3rd January 2023. Entry costs £15, and you can get your ticket right HERE.

The Gingerbread City | 6-7 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, SW1X 8JU

Like wintry activities? Check out these festive light trails

The Nudge is an independent, searchable and highly-curated guide to the most interesting places to go and things to do in London, giving members unrestricted access to our full compendium of continually-updated restaurants, bars, events, exhibitions, date ideas, itineraries, member perks, weekend guides, monthly agendas and more – all delivered via our website, email newsletters & members’ app.

Join us to see what’s hot in London this week; to explore all of the recommendations & ideas stored within The Nudge’s website and members’ app; and to start making the most of life in London today. Start Free One Week Trial

Carpe Diem!

The Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City

6-7 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, SW1X 8JU
View On Map

Got A Tip? Email [email protected]

More Ideas

Our Top Picks