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Former Jubilee line construction site to be redeveloped

A large plot of land that’s been empty ever since the Jubilee line extension was built 20 years ago is finally going be built on again.

London City Hall could move to the docklands

The Mayor of London has opened a consultation on plans to move City Hall from next to Tower Bridge to a location in the Royal Docks.

Museum of London gets permission for new £337 million home

The Museum of London has secured planning permission to move from its London Wall home to the former Smithfields market buildings in Farringdon.

Three large London housing sites get funding

Three large housing developments aligned with transport upgrades have been given loans worth £309 million from the government’s housing agency, Homes England

Restoring the Crystal Palace Bowl

A run-down open-air stage in the middle of Crystal Palace is seeking to be restored once more.

Plans for office block on top of Southwark tube station

The long-expected, and at times controversial plans for something to be built on top of Southwark tube station are back.

Rotherhithe’s Brunel Museum has expansion plans

The Brunel Museum, situated above Brunel’s famous under-river tunnel has announced plans for a major expansion and revamp of the buildings.

Competition to redesign Finsbury Circus after Crossrail leave

The City of London has opened an architectural competition to refurbish Finsbury Circus gardens and its pavilion after Crossrail vacates the site.

First image of the City of London’s planned Dagenham markets

Plans to merge three of the City’s ancient markets to one location have moved ahead as the planning application was formally filed with the council.

Plans to build flats on Arnos Grove tube station car park

More plans to turn tube station car parks into homes have been shown off – this time at Arnos Grove station on the Picadully line.

See inside an huge underground water reservoir

A huge underground water reservoir in Enfield has been drained for its 10-year inspection revealing this usually hidden space for a short time.

Approval granted for London’s tallest Green Wall – 26 floors high

A new 36-storey high skyscraper has been given planning permission, and it will have a green wall from the 10th floor all the way to the very top.

The Museum of London’s new home – past, present and future

Images have been released showing the proposed new home for the Museum of London in Smithfield, near Farringdon station.

Make your own Modernist buildings from LEGO

Bored of being stuck at home? Own some LEGO? How about building some modernist buildings in your home?

Take a virtual tour around the Great Exhibition of 1851

A virtual tour has been released to while away the lockdown hours that lets you wander around the Hyde Park’s Crystal Palace — home to the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Bake a cake in the shape of a building

The architecture “Bake Off” returns, and this year for the first time it will be open to the general public to compete as well.

Pre-order the London Open House Weekend guidebook

Even though London’s annual architectural feast / chance to peer in people’s private homes (delete as appropriate) is not due until the middle of September, you can already place pre-orders for the printed guide.

Vauxhall bus station set for demolition

Controversial plans to demolish the striking Vauxhall bus station and replace it with tower blocks are likely to go ahead after the government declined to block them.