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Your chance to nominate a historic figure for a Blue Plaque
Your chance to nominate a historic figure for a Blue Plaque

Your chance to nominate a historic figure for a Blue Plaque

If you've ever wanted to nominate a notable person or organisation for a Blue Plaque, then now's your chance, as Historic England is seeking ideas from the public.

May
24
London’s last unprotected cabmen’s shelter gets heritage protection
London’s last unprotected cabmen’s shelter gets heritage protection

London’s last unprotected cabmen’s shelter gets heritage protection

There are a baker's dozen surviving cabmen's shelters in London, with their distinctive green shed appearance. All but one are protected from demolition.

Apr
09
From Rastafari Squats to Cardboard City: London’s working class histories get funding boost
From Rastafari Squats to Cardboard City: London’s working class histories get funding boost

From Rastafari Squats to Cardboard City: London’s working class histories get funding boost

Eight heritage projects in London have been given funding to record the history of the city's working classes.

Feb
21
Grant awarded to Alexandra Palace to help restore the building
Grant awarded to Alexandra Palace to help restore the building

Grant awarded to Alexandra Palace to help restore the building

North London's Ally Pally has been given just over £550,000 to help reopen the Palace's derelict East Wing and bring it back into use.

Nov
29
2023
Historic England creating an online map of the ‘Ghost Signs’ found on buildings
Historic England creating an online map of the ‘Ghost Signs’ found on buildings

Historic England creating an online map of the ‘Ghost Signs’ found on buildings

If you've ever looked at the side of a building and seen a faded advert for a company long since closed down, then Historic England wants to hear from you as it is creating a map of Ghost Signs.

Oct
27
2023
London’s Blue Plaques to become a UK-wide scheme
London’s Blue Plaques to become a UK-wide scheme

London’s Blue Plaques to become a UK-wide scheme

For nearly 160 years, notable people have been recognised in London by a plaque on a building they were associated with, and now it's going nationwide.

Sep
06
2023
London Underground station telephone kiosks granted heritage protection
London Underground station telephone kiosks granted heritage protection

London Underground station telephone kiosks granted heritage protection

Four rare surviving K8 phone boxes that can be found on the London Underground have been given heritage listing protection.

Jul
20
2023
Historic England wants your modern photos of old postcard views
Historic England wants your modern photos of old postcard views

Historic England wants your modern photos of old postcard views

A collection of historic postcards is looking to find modern photos of the same views so that past and present can be compared.

Jun
13
2023
Channel 4 building given heritage protection as it’s listed as Grade II
Channel 4 building given heritage protection as it’s listed as Grade II

Channel 4 building given heritage protection as it’s listed as Grade II

Channel 4’s London headquarters in Victoria has been listed at Grade II, giving it greater protection and recognition.

Mar
28
2023
Fewer buildings on London’s Heritage at Risk Register
Fewer buildings on London’s Heritage at Risk Register

Fewer buildings on London’s Heritage at Risk Register

The number of London buildings on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register shrunk over the past year, although only very slightly.

Nov
10
2022
Heritage protection for 1960s Fulham fibreglass panels
Heritage protection for 1960s Fulham fibreglass panels

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.

Sep
02
2022
Two more London Cabmen’s shelters given listed status
Two more London Cabmen’s shelters given listed status

Two more London Cabmen’s shelters given listed status

Two of the 13 remaining distinctive green cabmen's shelters that used to be a common sight in central London have been given historic listing status to protect them.

May
31
2022
Eighteen more sites added to London’s heritage at risk register
Eighteen more sites added to London’s heritage at risk register

Eighteen more sites added to London’s heritage at risk register

The annual update to the list of heritage sites at risk in London has seen 18 sites added to the register over the past year, although in good news, 32 sites were removed as they are no longer considered to be at risk of further decay.

Nov
04
2021
Public asked to help record a week in lockdown
Public asked to help record a week in lockdown

Public asked to help record a week in lockdown

Historic England is calling on people across the country to share images that document their experience over the next seven days of life in “Lockdown”.

Apr
29
2020
Unseen photos of London’s construction history
Unseen photos of London’s construction history

Unseen photos of London’s construction history

An archive of old photographs has been digitised by Historic England that reveal fascinating images of construction sites in the past.

Jan
13
2020
Immortalized forever – a temporary exhibition
Immortalized forever – a temporary exhibition

Immortalized forever – a temporary exhibition

There's a temporary exhibition in an old industrial space that looks at how mankind seeks to create an eternal memory to the dead.

Sep
05
2018
London to have a “History Day” in May
London to have a “History Day” in May

London to have a “History Day” in May

For just one day, lots of venues will all join together to do lots of things, meaning that even with the fastest feet and most fortunate timing, you're bound to miss out on most them.

Apr
18
2017