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Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed
Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed

Demolition of the old Museum of London approved — but also delayed

The City of London has approved plans to demolish the former Museum of London building and neighbouring Bastion House, but the Communities Secretary Michael Gove has also called the plans in for review.

Apr
17
Plans shown off to redevelop the old Museum of London
Plans shown off to redevelop the old Museum of London

Plans shown off to redevelop the old Museum of London

The site of the old Museum of London is set to be redeveloped into offices, and a new ground plaza will replace the roundabout after the formal planning application was submitted.

Dec
12
2023
London’s Pocket Parks: St Olave Silver Street, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks: St Olave Silver Street, EC2

London’s Pocket Parks: St Olave Silver Street, EC2

This is a pocket park that sits next to the busy London Wall road, but still manages to look rather pleasant to sit in despite its location.

Jun
08
2023
The former Museum of London building may be saved from demolition
The former Museum of London building may be saved from demolition

The former Museum of London building may be saved from demolition

Plans to demolish the former Museum of London building at London Wall after it moves to a new home in Smithfield may be changed, if someone can find a better use for the old building.

Apr
03
2023
New plans for the Museum of London site
New plans for the Museum of London site

New plans for the Museum of London site

When the Museum of London moves from its current London Wall site to Farringdon in a couple of years time, it will leave a large empty space behind, and now plans have been shown off as to what might happen.

Jan
13
2022
Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall
Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall

Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall

If you wander around London Wall at the moment and peer through your smartphone's scrying eye, you might see hidden beasts coming out to play.

Oct
18
2021
London’s Pocket Parks: Salters’ Gardens, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks: Salters’ Gardens, EC2

London’s Pocket Parks: Salters’ Gardens, EC2

This is a sunken garden not far from the Barbican that until recently was a little known space hidden from view by 1970s office blocks.

Jun
03
2021
London’s Pocket Parks: All Hallows Church, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks: All Hallows Church, EC2

London’s Pocket Parks: All Hallows Church, EC2

This is a narrow stony pocket park with raised beds of flowers that sits on an old church graveyard overlooking London Wall.

Apr
29
2021
The pedway to nowhere
The pedway to nowhere

The pedway to nowhere

There is in the City of London a strange dead-end - an elevated walkway that ends with you peering precariously over a steep drop. A pedway to nowhere.

Aug
06
2020
London’s Pocket Parks: Bassishaw Highwalk, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks: Bassishaw Highwalk, EC2

London’s Pocket Parks: Bassishaw Highwalk, EC2

This is an elevated pocket park next to London Wall that's both open to visit, but sufficiently off the obvious routes so hardly known.

Jul
25
2019
London’s Pedways are back – and they’re magnificent
London’s Pedways are back – and they’re magnificent

London’s Pedways are back – and they’re magnificent

Long maligned as bad planning done worse, the pedways are making a triumphant return to the City of London. Away with windswept concrete plazas that sat leaden upon the land and hello to filaments of steel dancing around buildings.

Apr
02
2018
Public access to the medieval ruins of St Alphege church
Public access to the medieval ruins of St Alphege church

Public access to the medieval ruins of St Alphege church

The ruined church was a victim of post-war planning, to build wide roads and move pedestrians away from the streets, but in doing do, the new roads and highwalks isolated the ruined church from public access.

Mar
14
2018
London’s Pocket Parks: Brewers Hall Garden, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks: Brewers Hall Garden, EC2

London’s Pocket Parks: Brewers Hall Garden, EC2

A less appealing garden is difficult to imagine, and if there wasn't a sign announcing that this patch of paving was actually a garden, I'd have never expected it to be one.

Feb
07
2018
London’s Pocket Parks – St Anne & St Agnes, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks – St Anne & St Agnes, EC2

London’s Pocket Parks – St Anne & St Agnes, EC2

This is one of London's former graveyards turned into public park, but with the rare advantage that the church it's attached to still existing.

Jan
10
2018
The fragment of London’s Roman Wall hidden in a car park
The fragment of London’s Roman Wall hidden in a car park

The fragment of London’s Roman Wall hidden in a car park

Dotted around London can be found various remnants of the original Roman Wall that once encircled it, yet one fragment is rarely seen, despite being in full view of those who know where to find it.

Jul
05
2014
London Wall’s Ugliest Tower Block
London Wall’s Ugliest Tower Block

London Wall’s Ugliest Tower Block

Of the many post-war mistakes built in the City of London, one of the ugliest has managed to cling on determinedly, the black and steel monolith of St Alphage House.

Mar
09
2013
Visiting Roman ruins hidden under a London street
Visiting Roman ruins hidden under a London street

Visiting Roman ruins hidden under a London street

Hidden away from sight in a side room next to an underground car park is one of the more important remains of the old London Wall that actually dates from before the wall was built.

Aug
20
2010