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Bromley Hall – the oldest brick building in London

It looks like a fairly ordinary moderately old building next to a dirty noisy main road - but this old building is older than you could ever imagine. It's actually thought to be the oldest brick built building in London - and over 500 years old.


Plans to close the Charing Cross station underpass

A curious space under the streets outside Charing Cross station, filled with odd shops is likely to close if a plan by the building owners is approved.


London Underground plans green roof for Old Street tube station

A dramatic and controversial plan for a steeped roof for the new Old Street tube station has been scrapped following feedback from Islington Council.


Admire the magnificent Dawson Heights

One of the architectural landmarks of South London is a wide ziggurat block of flats -- Dawson Heights.


See the astonishing gothic interior of David Parr house

An otherwise ordinary Victorian terrace house conceals within a Cathedral of decoration.


A gothic house made from concrete

Opposite a gothic looking church is a gothic looking house -- made from concrete.


Open House London bookings list

It’s that time of year again as a dark green booklet flops into homes across the Capital informing us which delights will be available during the annual Open House Weekend.


Giant “sugar cube” to house London Underground ventilation systems

Hidden away on side streets in Euston, will soon be a giant glazed cube that'll housing ventilation systems for the Northern line.


Box in a box to avoid Crossrail vibrations

Deep underground a box has been built inside a box with special protections against vibrations from Crossrail and Northern line tunnels.


For sale – tube train carriage with fireplace, slightly used

It arrived in the 1940s, and has been in Cornwall ever since, but a former London Underground railway carriage is up for sale.


Bishopsgate Goodsyard revises development plans

Another revised planning application has been made for a housing development above Shoreditch Overground station.


London Underground gets approval for Colindale station rebuild

A radical rebuild of Colindale tube station on the Northern line has been approved by Barnet Council.


Stanmore tube station to convert car park into flats

Stanmore tube station in North London is the latest London Underground site that's been earmarked to have a housing development added to it.


The car repair shop with horses heads

A street in Bermondsey has a car repair shop with a relic of times when horsepower was measured in low digits - two horses heads on the frontage.


Blocks of flats for High Barnet tube station

A long strip of land next to High Barnet tube station has been earmarked for conversion into a long strip of blocks of flats.