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.

Making Clerkenwell Green even greener 
Making Clerkenwell Green even greener 

Making Clerkenwell Green even greener 

Clerkenwell Green, a roundabout near Farringdon station is to get somewhat greener soon as Islington council starts a refurbishment of the area.

Jan
13
2023
More housing developments approved to sit next to railway stations
More housing developments approved to sit next to railway stations

More housing developments approved to sit next to railway stations

In recent weeks, three large housing developments have been approved to be built on TfL sites next to its stations adding 973 new homes to London over the next few years.

Jan
12
2023
Free entry to Leighton House
Free entry to Leighton House

Free entry to Leighton House

The recently refurbished and opened Leighton House in Kensington is offering a free entry deal, once a month.

Jan
09
2023
Barkers department store to be refurbished
Barkers department store to be refurbished

Barkers department store to be refurbished

The former Barkers department store in Kensington has been given planning permission for a large redevelopment of the interior spaces, and a new roof terrace to be added on top.

Jan
05
2023
International Hall’s old colonial emblems
International Hall’s old colonial emblems

International Hall’s old colonial emblems

A large building just down the road from Russell Square tube station is notable for both its monumental design, but also a series of plaques that line the walls.

Jan
03
2023
City of London planning new park near St Paul’s Cathedral
City of London planning new park near St Paul’s Cathedral

City of London planning new park near St Paul’s Cathedral

The City of London is planning to revamp a 1970s-era gyratory in a way that could create a new public park just to the north of St Paul's Cathedral.

Dec
23
2022
The pedestrianisation of Strand has been completed
The pedestrianisation of Strand has been completed

The pedestrianisation of Strand has been completed

After several years of work, the pedestrianisation of part of Strand has been completed, turning a once busy traffic choaked road into a quiet space for walking and resting.

Dec
12
2022
A new footbridge is to be built at Canary Wharf
A new footbridge is to be built at Canary Wharf

A new footbridge is to be built at Canary Wharf

A new pedestrian bridge is to be built across one of the Canary Wharf docks to relieve congestion on the existing South Dock Footbridge.

Dec
06
2022
Consultation opens into £1.5 billion rebuild of Liverpool Street station.
Consultation opens into £1.5 billion rebuild of Liverpool Street station.

Consultation opens into £1.5 billion rebuild of Liverpool Street station.

Controversial plans for a major redevelopment of Liverpool Street station have opened for public consultation.

Nov
24
2022
The transformation of Denmark Street and the Outernet
The transformation of Denmark Street and the Outernet

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?

Nov
09
2022
New housing development to sit next to Pudding Mill Lane DLR station
New housing development to sit next to Pudding Mill Lane DLR station

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.

Oct
31
2022
Inside London’s 350 year old Temple Bar
Inside London’s 350 year old Temple Bar

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.

Oct
20
2022
Local councils to reclaim planning powers from the Olympic Park
Local councils to reclaim planning powers from the Olympic Park

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.

Oct
18
2022
Ride a zip wire between two London skyscrapers
Ride a zip wire between two London skyscrapers

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.

Oct
13
2022
Consultation opens on redeveloping Stratford Station
Consultation opens on redeveloping Stratford Station

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.

Oct
12
2022
Heritage concerns over £1.5 billion development above Liverpool Street station
Heritage concerns over £1.5 billion development above Liverpool Street station

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.

Oct
10
2022
Open day at the St Pancras waterpoint
Open day at the St Pancras waterpoint

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.

Oct
05
2022
The Sidings – Waterloo station’s deserted shopping mall
The Sidings – Waterloo station’s deserted shopping mall

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.

Oct
04
2022
Modern community centre wraps around a century old lodge
Modern community centre wraps around a century old lodge

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.

Sep
27
2022
A free roof garden has opened in central London
A free roof garden has opened in central London

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.

Sep
20
2022
Tickets Alert: Visit the Post-Modernist “Cosmic House” in Holland Park
Tickets Alert: Visit the Post-Modernist “Cosmic House” in Holland Park

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.

Sep
16
2022
The remarkable concrete interior of the LSE’s Marshall Building
The remarkable concrete interior of the LSE’s Marshall Building

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.

Sep
14
2022
King’s Cross’s Keystone Crescent, Europe’s smallest crescent
King’s Cross’s Keystone Crescent, Europe’s smallest crescent

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.

Sep
08
2022
TfL to merge Edgware bus station into shopping centre redevelopment
TfL to merge Edgware bus station into shopping centre redevelopment

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.

Sep
07
2022