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

Natural History Museum wants to put a dinosaur in its front garden
Natural History Museum wants to put a dinosaur in its front garden

The Natural History Museum has shown off plans to revamp the space in front of the museum, including putting a dinosaur in the garden.

Camels in the City of London
Camels in the City of London

A grand late Victorian building in the City of London is notable for having three camels on the front.

Sci-Fi style scale model of North Greenwich
Sci-Fi style scale model of North Greenwich

An exhibition space in North Greenwich has a scale model of what the area could look like in the future – and it seems to be modeled on a Science Fiction show.

Barking Creek Barrier: London’s lesser known flood barrier
Barking Creek Barrier: London’s lesser known flood barrier

Although the Thames Barrier is the most famous of London’s flood defenses, it’s only one of 36 industrial floodgates built to protect London — and one of the more distinctive is the Barking Creek Barrier.

See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum
See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum

Hanging from a wall in the V&A is a grandly decorated frontage from an old house – just the frontage floating eerily in the void.

Another public roof garden planned near St Paul’s Cathedral
Another public roof garden planned near St Paul’s Cathedral

Plans to revamp an existing office block next to St Paul’s tube station could see a large roof garden open to the public added to the top.

Stone – the new wonder material for buildings
Stone – the new wonder material for buildings

Imagine a building material strong enough to support a skyscraper, but without any of the CO2 emissions of concrete or steel, and you have the new wonder of construction — stone.

New Cross Gate towers cancelled due to Bakerloo line extension uncertainty
New Cross Gate towers cancelled due to Bakerloo line extension uncertainty

Plans for a large housing development on the Sainsbury’s site at New Cross Gate have been cancelled by the developers, citing the uncertainty around the Bakerloo line extension.

Exhibition shows off South Kensington tube station plans
Exhibition shows off South Kensington tube station plans

The slow rumbling plans to upgrade the massively overcrowded South Kensington tube station moved an inch forward last week, when local residents and workers were shown some of the plans.

Grosvenor Square revamp to go ahead
Grosvenor Square revamp to go ahead

The grand Grosvenor Square in central London is to get a 300th anniversary make-over, and the lead design team has been announced.

Fresh images of the new railway super-hub at Old Oak Common
Fresh images of the new railway super-hub at Old Oak Common

Images of what will eventually be one of the best interconnected railway hubs in South-East England have been released.

Wider pavements for West End streets
Wider pavements for West End streets

The two roads that run from Leicester Square towards Trafalgar Square are to get a major revamp with wider pavements and fewer cars.

Floodlighting Rotherhithe for the Mayflower’s 400th anniversary
Floodlighting Rotherhithe for the Mayflower’s 400th anniversary

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to the new world to escape religious freedoms in England, and there are a number of events being planned to mark the anniversary.

Restoration of the Crystal Palace subway moves forward
Restoration of the Crystal Palace subway moves forward

Plans to restore the amazing subway underneath part of the Crystal Palace has been given a boost by the local council.

Sainsbury’s development threatens Bakerloo line extension
Sainsbury’s development threatens Bakerloo line extension

Sainsbury’s has formally filed a planning application for a development that could cause problems with the Bakerloo line extension.

Plans to banish buses from outside Victoria Station
Plans to banish buses from outside Victoria Station

The large space open air bus stops outside Victoria Station could become a pedestrian plaza, under plans put forward by the local business group.

New images of London Underground’s new Paddington entrance
New images of London Underground’s new Paddington entrance

Paddington Square, the huge office development next to Paddington Station has released new images, including of the planned Bakerloo line entrance.

Farewell to the Tooley Street footbridge
Farewell to the Tooley Street footbridge

The covered footbridge that has linked London Bridge station with the 1980s development next to the river is to be demolished.