The transformation of Denmark Street and the Outernet
A developer ripping out the heart of a much loved part of London is a common enough story, but with the music hub of Denmark Street, were the critics right, or is something more interesting going on?
New housing development to sit next to Pudding Mill Lane DLR station
The large swathe of empty land next to Pudding Mill Lane DLR will soon fill with towers, as a large housing development has been approved for the area.
Inside London’s 350 year old Temple Bar
Sitting next to St Paul's Cathedral is an old gatehouse that looks like its been there for centuries as modern buildings were added around it. But in fact, this is Temple Bar, and it used to be in an entirely different location.
Local councils to reclaim planning powers from the Olympic Park
The local councils that surround the Olympic Park are taking back planning control over their areas from the end of 2024, having lost it in 2012.
Ride a zip wire between two London skyscrapers
Next September there will be a zipwire linking the Gherkin and Cheesegrater skyscrapers in the City, and people will be able to ride between the two buildings.
Consultation opens on redeveloping Stratford Station
Stratford station in East London is bursting at the seams, even today, and thanks to a varied history of development is a miss mash of layouts that add to the problems coping with its crowds.
Heritage concerns over £1.5 billion development above Liverpool Street station
The property developer, Sellar has outlined initial plans for a £1.5 billion development above Liverpool Street station that has provoked widespread concerns about the effect on the station's heritage.
Open day at the St Pancras waterpoint
A Victorian water tower that was nearly demolished by the Channel Tunnel rail link will have an occasional open day later this month, and offers wonderful views across the local area.
The Sidings – Waterloo station’s deserted shopping mall
Underneath Waterloo station, there's a brand new, and almost entirely empty shopping centre that's currently a spooky delight to explore.
Modern community centre wraps around a century old lodge
A derelict corner of a public park has recently been turned into a new community centre, with a modern building wrapping around a century old former park keeper's lodge.
A free roof garden has opened in central London
London has gained another public roof terrace, but this one is right in the centre of London, offering some pretty impressive views from the 9th floor space.
Tickets Alert: Visit the Post-Modernist “Cosmic House” in Holland Park
A slightly unassuming house in Holland Park conceals a remarkable interior -- a house packed full of early Post-Modernist designs -- and is now, very occasionally open to the public.
The remarkable concrete interior of the LSE’s Marshall Building
A rather grim dark brick building overlooking Lincolns Inn Fields in central London that used to be a cancer research facility is now a dramatic concrete and stone building that's part of the LSE cluster of university buildings.
King’s Cross’s Keystone Crescent, Europe’s smallest crescent
A small crescent next to King's Cross station is notable for having the smallest radius of any crescent in Europe. It's also unusual in that it has houses facing both sides of the crescent.
TfL to merge Edgware bus station into shopping centre redevelopment
Plans to redevelop Edgware town centre's shopping centre could also include the neighbouring bus station after Transport for London (TfL) agreed to merge its property with the shopping centre, owned by Ballymore.
Embankment’s 400-year old York Water Gate
Sitting a decent walk from the edge of the Thames is a grand stone gateway, the York Watergate that was once right next to the river. It's not the gate that moved though, but the river.
Heritage protection for 1960s Fulham fibreglass panels
A series of giant abstract decorative panels on a former British Gas building have been given protection with a Grade II listing, along with the former exhibition building they are attached to.
Battersea Power Station confirms its opening date
The refurbished interior of Battersea Power Station will open its doors to the public on Friday 14th October 2022, with the huge turbine halls having been converted into an indoor shopping centre.
Elephant and Castle’s new tree house pavilion
A wooden pavilion has opened at Elephant and Castle wrapped around a mature plane tree with a rooftop walkway to peer over the local area.
More towers planned for Blackfriars Bridge site
New plans have been shown off for three towers to stand next to Blackfriars Bridge on a site that already has approval for two tower blocks.
One month to go until Open House London
Next month, the annual chance to see inside buildings that are not usually open to the public returns, with around 700 buildings opening up, many for the first time since the pandemic closed so much of the city to everyone.
Finsbury’s modernist health centre getting £1.25 million restoration
Once voted the greatest building of the 20th century, the Finsbury Health Centre is about to get a £1.25 million restoration of the building.
London Zoo moves monkeys into its aviary
London Zoo's architecturally significant Snowdon Aviary is about to reopen after it was converted from a home for birds into a home for monkeys.
The Lexi, a community cinema rises from the ashes of fire
An architectural tardis has landed in Kensal Rise as a small community cinema that was almost destroyed by fire during the pandemic has squeezed a second screen into an almost impossibly small space.