Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City at Somerset House for a limited time

Love gingerbread?
Love cities?
Love landmarks?
Love architecture?
Love creating?
Then you’ll love exploring Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City and their masterclasses which you can make your own Gingerbread Train Station to take home at Somerset House.

Museum of Architecture again brings to London it’s hugely popular Gingerbread City exhibition to Somerset House, which challenges leading architects, engineers and designers in creating a futuristic city made out of gingerbread and confectionery. This annual exhibition, now in its fourth year, organised by the Museum of Architecture brings a new theme on transportation.

Many architects, engineers and designers have used their expertise to get their bake on and create a city out of gingerbread using their imaginative techniques to show new ways of moving around a densely populated cities.

Participants this year include Foster + Partners, PDP London, PLP Architecture, Turner Works, Phase3 plus last year’s winners Atkins Global and Grimshaw, KPF, Hildrey Studio and HKS. All of which will be going head to head to be crowned the winners of 2019. Question is who will win.

Plus new for this year there is a series of daily family friendly and adult gingerbread train station making workshops to get your creative juices steaming and a gift shop. 

Somerset House Gingerbread City 2019

Visit The Gignerbread City exhibition from 7 December 2019 through to 5 January 2020.

Full Price £9.00 / Under 12s £7.00 / Under 3s Free.

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday & Sundays 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 10:00-20:00
Until 23:00 (last entry 22:00 on Sat 07 Dec 2019

Click here to book.

Gingerbread Masterclass

Family workshop (1 adult, 1 child) with exhibition ticket: £42.00
Family workshop (1 adult, 1 child) without exhibition ticket: £35.00
Adult workshop (max 2 adults) with exhibition ticket: £42.00
Adult workshop (max 2 adults) without exhibition ticket: £35.00

The workshop ticket covers the cost of making 1 gingerbread house for 1 child and their accompanying adult. All materials to make the gingerbread house will be supplied. Advance booking online is essential.

Gingerbread Ingredients: Butter, Ginger, Egg, Icing Sugar, Sugar, Golden Syrup, Bicarbonate Soda, Flour. Some of the candy contains: cows milk, wheat, soy and gelatin

The workshops run daily:

Families workshops
10:30 – 12:00
13:00 – 14:30
15:30 -17:00 

Adult workshops (13 years+)
18:00 -19:30 (Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays only)

Click here to book.

Thanks to Somerset House and Museum of Architecture for inviting me and other members of Love Pop Ups London to come down to explore the city of gingerbread and create our own train station out of gingerbread.

Joanne, Mariam, Maloney, Yan, Desi, Avais & Sam

Discover more and read our write ups….

“Build your own train station out of gingerbread with sugar & spice at Somerset House but be quick before it choo choo on out of London.”
December 2019

Joanne of Love Pop Ups London blog post & Instagram post

“Christmas may be over but the fun and festivities don’t have to stop”
December 2019

Mariam Instagram post

“Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.”
December 2019

Maloney Instagram post

“Check out my SWEET house! I’m quite proud of my first ever gingerbread creation- it’s got a candy roof, 2 trains with M&Ms as wheels, FLUFFY marshmallow clock and a gingerbread man with very distinct features.” 
December 2019

Yan Instagram post

“At first, I had no idea where do I even start. I’ve never held a piping bag in my life, but with the help of the two lovely instructors, I was able to follow along. After a few minutes of trying to figure out which block goes where I already had something that looked like a bench.”
December 2019

Desi review post

“The Gingerbread City 2019 exhibition. It has over 100 iconic buildings and some are based on London landmarks. The exhibition is organised and designed by Museum of Architecture (made by architects who created an entire city out of gingerbread and confectionery).”
December 2019


“I had awesome time where I got a step by step guide on how to create a masterpiece purely out of gingerbread biscuits, icing sugar & selection of colourful candies.”
December 2019


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