Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Architecture - Archive Articles

Articles about (mostly) London architecture, heritage, new buildings, and refurbishments.

A giant model of London coming to King’s Cross
A giant model of London coming to King’s Cross

A giant model of London coming to King’s Cross

A giant scale model of London covering most of Zones 1-3 will be on display in King's Cross this summer.

Jun
18
2021
200-Year old Brockwell Hall to be restored
200-Year old Brockwell Hall to be restored

200-Year old Brockwell Hall to be restored

A 200-year old mansion house that sits in the middle of Brockwell Park and is mainly used by the council park staff is to be restored and opened to the public.

Jun
10
2021

Public vote to rename the road outside new City Hall

The public is being asked to choose the name of the road that will run outside London City Hall when it moves to Canning Town.

Jun
09
2021
Garden Museum seeking designs for a new entrance pavillion
Garden Museum seeking designs for a new entrance pavillion

Garden Museum seeking designs for a new entrance pavillion

Plans to simplify the road layout next to Lambeth Bridge has given the nearby Garden Museum an opportunity to revamp its entrance and make the museum much more noticeable to passers-by.

Jun
08
2021
South Kensington tube station development decison delayed until the autumn
South Kensington tube station development decison delayed until the autumn

South Kensington tube station development decison delayed until the autumn

The meeting due to be held tomorrow evening to decide on approving a redevelopment of the land around South Kensington tube station has been deferred until the autumn.

Jun
02
2021
Debenhams Oxford Street to lose its metal facade
Debenhams Oxford Street to lose its metal facade

Debenhams Oxford Street to lose its metal facade

The former Debenhams store on Oxford Street is likely to lose its distinctive metal facade if plans for a refurbishment are approved.

May
24
2021
Webcam to watch the Marble Arch mound being built
Webcam to watch the Marble Arch mound being built

Webcam to watch the Marble Arch mound being built

A giant mound of earth is being piled up at Marble Arch to create a viewing platform for the summer, and they've set up a webcam to watch the progress.

May
17
2021
The 19th century Brewers Buildings, Clerkenwell
The 19th century Brewers Buildings, Clerkenwell

The 19th century Brewers Buildings, Clerkenwell

A narrow side street in Clerkenwell lined with small houses is also home to a magnificent example of 19th-century philanthropic housing.

May
14
2021
What the City of London will look like in the mid-2020s
What the City of London will look like in the mid-2020s

What the City of London will look like in the mid-2020s

The City of London has released some updated images visualising how the Square Mile’s skyline will look by the mid 2020’s.

May
06
2021
A post-war hotel at St Pauls
A post-war hotel at St Pauls

A post-war hotel at St Pauls

There's a very 1960s era hotel practically on the doorstep of St Paul's Cathedral that was once an office block.

May
06
2021
Nine Elms tube station gets approval for residential towers
Nine Elms tube station gets approval for residential towers

Nine Elms tube station gets approval for residential towers

A cluster of residential flats to be built above the new Nine Elms tube station have been approved by Lambeth Council.

May
04
2021
House of Fraser Victoria likely to be demolished
House of Fraser Victoria likely to be demolished

House of Fraser Victoria likely to be demolished

The House of Fraser department store on Victoria Street is likely to close next summer as plans to redevelop the building into offices is likely to be approved.

Apr
26
2021
City of London plans to merge police and courthouses approved
City of London plans to merge police and courthouses approved

City of London plans to merge police and courthouses approved

Plans to demolish a block of offices in Fleet Street to be replaced by a new set of law courts and police station have been approved by the City of London.

Apr
23
2021
The Tudor style building in central London
The Tudor style building in central London

The Tudor style building in central London

If you wander around Mayfair, you might come across an old Tudor building that's now flats, except it's not at all old.

Apr
21
2021
Battersea Power Station’s glass elevator to open next year
Battersea Power Station’s glass elevator to open next year

Battersea Power Station’s glass elevator to open next year

A glass elevator that will run up the inside of one of Battersea Power Station's chimneys before popping up out of the top for a view will open next year.

Apr
01
2021
Pedestrianisation plans for Bank junction in the City
Pedestrianisation plans for Bank junction in the City

Pedestrianisation plans for Bank junction in the City

The City of London has announced plans to part pedestrianise Bank junction following on from previous works which substantially reduced road traffic in the area.

Mar
29
2021
Office block above Southwark station to be heated by tube trains
Office block above Southwark station to be heated by tube trains

Office block above Southwark station to be heated by tube trains

More than 20 years after it opened, Southwark tube station is to get the over-site development it was built for, although not the one it was designed for.

Mar
24
2021
City of London gets planning permission for Dagenham markets move
City of London gets planning permission for Dagenham markets move

City of London gets planning permission for Dagenham markets move

Plans by the City of London to move its three historic markets to a single site in Dagenham Dock took a step forward last night after Barking and Dagenham council approved planning permission for the new market building.

Mar
23
2021
Hammersmith Bridge could re-open next summer
Hammersmith Bridge could re-open next summer

Hammersmith Bridge could re-open next summer

A temporary double-decker bridge could allow the Hammersmith Bridge to reopen next summer, initially to pedestrians and cyclists, with motorists following a few months later, Hammersmith and Fulham council has announced.

Mar
19
2021
3,000 homes to be built next to Dagenham Dock railway station
3,000 homes to be built next to Dagenham Dock railway station

3,000 homes to be built next to Dagenham Dock railway station

A sleepy railway station in East London is due to get a lot busier as a large housing development is to be built next to it.

Mar
16
2021
Art Deco cinema saved from conversion into a hotel
Art Deco cinema saved from conversion into a hotel

Art Deco cinema saved from conversion into a hotel

A former theatre turned cinema in the West End has been saved from conversion into a hotel after Camden council rejected an appeal from the developer.

Mar
11
2021
M&S want to redevelop their Oxford Street flagship store
M&S want to redevelop their Oxford Street flagship store

M&S want to redevelop their Oxford Street flagship store

Another large Oxford Street retailer is looking to downsize in light of the recent surge in online shopping, and this time it's M&S.

Mar
10
2021
A cluster of sideways buildings to replace the ITV tower
A cluster of sideways buildings to replace the ITV tower

A cluster of sideways buildings to replace the ITV tower

A solitary tower on the Southbank could be replaced by a cluster of wide office blocks if plans by Make Architects are approved.

Mar
02
2021
Design for Bank tube station entrance for approval
Design for Bank tube station entrance for approval

Design for Bank tube station entrance for approval

Design details for Bank tube station's new Cannon Street entrance have been submitted to the City of London for planning approval.

Mar
01
2021