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Network Rail’s design competition for train station benches

Network Rail is calling on architects and designers to come up with ideas for improved seating in some of London's mainline station.


Silvery spiral stairs for East London’s Museum of Childhood

The V&A's Museum of Childhood in East London has secured planning permission for a large revamp of the listed building.


Concrete office block by London Bridge to be demolished

A fairly grim concrete office block that included a covered walkway between London Bridge and the railway station is to be demolished and redeveloped.


More tower blocks planned for Bankside

A cluster of towers planned for the bankside area is likely to go ahead after one of the developers committed to the plans.


Exhibition: The revival of ceramics on building facades

There's a bit of a revival going on in building land at the moment -- people are getting excited about covering buildings in ceramics.


Europe’s largest green wall planned for London hotel

Holborn viaduct is a long corridor of unremitting office blocks being very glass and stone, but one could go up that will be covered in green plants.


Have you ever spotted a saint’s washing line?

A block of 1930s council flats on the Isle of Dogs have a couple of tall posts with a decorative finial -- but what are they?


A shopping centre under Cavendish Square?

A public park just behind Oxford Street's John Lewis store could be turned into an underground shopping centre.


See inside the derelict Royal London Hospital

One of East London's earliest hospitals is currently being gutted, and there's been a chance to see inside as they work to turn it into Tower Hamlet's new Town Hall.


Moorfields Eye Hospital could move

The famous eye hospital at Old Street could move to just behind St Pancras station after a consultation found broad support for the proposals.


TfL sells off its 55 Broadway headquarters building

The famous art-deco former headquarters for London Transport, 55 Broadway has been sold on a long leasehold agreement.


Bromley Hall – the oldest brick building in London

It looks like a fairly ordinary moderately old building next to a dirty noisy main road - but this old building is older than you could ever imagine. It's actually thought to be the oldest brick built building in London - and over 500 years old.


Plans to close the Charing Cross station underpass

A curious space under the streets outside Charing Cross station, filled with odd shops is likely to close if a plan by the building owners is approved.


London Underground plans green roof for Old Street tube station

A dramatic and controversial plan for a steeped roof for the new Old Street tube station has been scrapped following feedback from Islington Council.


Admire the magnificent Dawson Heights

One of the architectural landmarks of South London is a wide ziggurat block of flats -- Dawson Heights.