We are delighted to announce Joanna Lumley as the Patron of London 1840. The model has completed its first construction phase at the end of 2016 and celebrated with an event generously hosted by Alan Baxter Associates in Farringdon. The eminent historian Dan Cruickshank gave a memorable presentation accompanied by project leader Andrew Byrne. The model moves into its second year of construction in The Old Royal Naval College , Greenwhich, London. Groups are welcome to visit by prior appointment. The completed section of the East End showing the exciting new discoveries about the huge sugar factories can be seen as part of Tower Hamlets Local History exhibition opening in May.