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.

Charles Henry Driver’s decorative London Bridge railway arches to be restored
Charles Henry Driver’s decorative London Bridge railway arches to be restored

Charles Henry Driver’s decorative London Bridge railway arches to be restored

Two disused railway arches next to London Bridge station with some unusual decorative features are being restored to bring them back into use.

Oct
05
2023
Tickets Alert: Visit Cosmic House – a Post-Modern architectural marvel
Tickets Alert: Visit Cosmic House – a Post-Modern architectural marvel

Tickets Alert: Visit Cosmic House – a Post-Modern architectural marvel

A slightly unassuming house in Holland Park conceals a remarkable interior — a house packed full of early Post-Modernist designs — and is now occasionally open to the public.

Sep
19
2023
Get a preview of Horizon 22 – London’s highest viewing gallery
Get a preview of Horizon 22 – London’s highest viewing gallery

Get a preview of Horizon 22 – London’s highest viewing gallery

In a few week's time, London's highest viewing gallery will open, and you'll be able to look down at the Shard and across an awful lot of London.

Sep
14
2023
Westminster Council approves Oxford Street revamp, paving the way for wider pavements and less clutter
Westminster Council approves Oxford Street revamp, paving the way for wider pavements and less clutter

Westminster Council approves Oxford Street revamp, paving the way for wider pavements and less clutter

Plans to improve Oxford Street have been approved by Westminster Council, with work likely to start late next year.

Sep
12
2023
A new Lido is being planned for Ilford
A new Lido is being planned for Ilford

A new Lido is being planned for Ilford

A century after the first one was built, Ilford's Valentines Park could be getting a replacement outdoor swimming pool to replace the Lido that was demolished in 1995.

Sep
11
2023
Giant cube-shaped dark kitchen coming to west London
Giant cube-shaped dark kitchen coming to west London

Giant cube-shaped dark kitchen coming to west London

A visually striking huge cube shaped dark kitchen could be coming to Acton in west London, to sate the demand for food deliveries.

Sep
06
2023
Former IKEA superstore could be turned into homes
Former IKEA superstore could be turned into homes

Former IKEA superstore could be turned into homes

The site of the former IKEA store in Edmonton could be redeveloped into blocks of flats, as a sales brochure has appeared offering the site to developers.

Sep
04
2023
A Victorian marvel – Royal Doulton’s Lambeth’s headquarters
A Victorian marvel – Royal Doulton’s Lambeth’s headquarters

A Victorian marvel – Royal Doulton’s Lambeth’s headquarters

If you wander down an unremarkable side street in Lambeth you may spot a remarkable building that's absolutely covered in decorative pottery.

Aug
24
2023
A selection from London Open House 2023
A selection from London Open House 2023

A selection from London Open House 2023

The annual festival of buildings opening to the public, London Open House returns next month, letting Londoners inside normally private or difficult to visit buildings for free.

Aug
22
2023
TfL completes Blackhorse Road station housing development
TfL completes Blackhorse Road station housing development

TfL completes Blackhorse Road station housing development

Transport for London (TfL) says that it has completed a new block of flats that was built on the old car park opposite Blackhorse Road station in northeast London.

Aug
15
2023
Marble Arch’s unseen interior may be opened up again
Marble Arch’s unseen interior may be opened up again

Marble Arch’s unseen interior may be opened up again

Marble Arch, the large stone edifice rather than the tube station is undergoing restoration at the moment, and its rarely seen interior could be opened up again afterwards.

Aug
09
2023
A cluster of new offices and homes planned for Blackfriars
A cluster of new offices and homes planned for Blackfriars

A cluster of new offices and homes planned for Blackfriars

A cluster of new buildings is being proposed to go on one of the last remaining brownfield sites close to Blackfriars bridge.

Aug
08
2023
Former North Woolwich railway station to become blocks of flats
Former North Woolwich railway station to become blocks of flats

Former North Woolwich railway station to become blocks of flats

The former North Woolwich railway station next to the Thames in east London, and its goods yard are to become a housing development.

Jul
27
2023
LGBTQ+ cultural space planned for Southwark’s Bankside
LGBTQ+ cultural space planned for Southwark’s Bankside

LGBTQ+ cultural space planned for Southwark’s Bankside

Two railway arches close to Blackfriars railway station are to be turned into an LGBTQ+ cultural space, as part of the planning agreement for the wider area's property development.

Jul
25
2023
Derelict Peckham railway arches to be refurbished
Derelict Peckham railway arches to be refurbished

Derelict Peckham railway arches to be refurbished

A series of derelict railway arches in south London are getting a £3 million refurbishment to bring them back into use.

Jul
13
2023
The Samuelson Mausoleum standing alone in quiet woods
The Samuelson Mausoleum standing alone in quiet woods

The Samuelson Mausoleum standing alone in quiet woods

Hidden away in some woods on the boundary of the M25 motorway near the southwest edge of London can be found a grand monument to an industrialist and politician - but it's not where he was originally buried.

Jul
06
2023
Major upgrade of the 3 Mills film and TV studios completed
Major upgrade of the 3 Mills film and TV studios completed

Major upgrade of the 3 Mills film and TV studios completed

A major expansion of the 3 Mills Studios in east London has been completed, adding more than 10,000 sqft of creative workspace to the film and TV studio hub.

Jul
03
2023
Redevelopment plans at the Olympic Park for Network Rail’s Bow Goods Yard
Redevelopment plans at the Olympic Park for Network Rail’s Bow Goods Yard

Redevelopment plans at the Olympic Park for Network Rail’s Bow Goods Yard

The last large plot of land left over from the London 2012 Olympics is set to be developed as Network Rail opens a masterplan process for the site.

Jun
28
2023
Climb to the top of Britain’s only surviving semaphore tower
Climb to the top of Britain’s only surviving semaphore tower

Climb to the top of Britain’s only surviving semaphore tower

Peeking just above the trees by the M25 in southwest London can be found a curious octagonal building which was built 200 years ago as part of the defence of Britain.

Jun
28
2023
London getting a new public square with pedestrianisation of the St Paul’s Gyratory
London getting a new public square with pedestrianisation of the St Paul’s Gyratory

London getting a new public square with pedestrianisation of the St Paul’s Gyratory

A large public square is to be created just to the north of St Pauls's Cathedral as the City of London has approved plans to pedestrianise the roads in the area.

Jun
27
2023
The Holborn Void is finally being filled in
The Holborn Void is finally being filled in

The Holborn Void is finally being filled in

A curious gap between buildings on High Holborn that's been there since at least 2008 is about to be filled in at long last.

Jun
19
2023
Tickets Alert: Visit the Post-Modern architectural gem that’s “Cosmic House”
Tickets Alert: Visit the Post-Modern architectural gem that’s “Cosmic House”

Tickets Alert: Visit the Post-Modern architectural gem that’s “Cosmic House”

A slightly unassuming house in Holland Park conceals a remarkable interior — a house packed full of early Post-Modernist designs — and is now occasionally open to the public.

Jun
16
2023
Funding boost to revive unused historic buildings across the UK
Funding boost to revive unused historic buildings across the UK

Funding boost to revive unused historic buildings across the UK

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has announced a £5 million, three-year partnership programme to save heritage across the UK

May
24
2023
A roof garden could be coming to Oxford Street
A roof garden could be coming to Oxford Street

A roof garden could be coming to Oxford Street

A proposed office redevelopment in the centre of London could see a 10th-floor public roof garden opened right next to Oxford Street.

May
18
2023