Architecture


Have you ever spotted a saint’s washing line?

A block of 1930s council flats on the Isle of Dogs have a couple of tall posts with a decorative finial — but what are they?

A shopping centre under Cavendish Square?

A public park just behind Oxford Street’s John Lewis store could be turned into an underground shopping centre.

See inside the derelict Royal London Hospital

One of East London’s earliest hospitals is currently being gutted, and there’s been a chance to see inside as they work to turn it into Tower Hamlet’s new Town Hall.

Moorfields Eye Hospital could move

The famous eye hospital at Old Street could move to just behind St Pancras station after a consultation found broad support for the proposals.

TfL sells off its 55 Broadway headquarters building

The famous art-deco former headquarters for London Transport, 55 Broadway has been sold on a long leasehold agreement.

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.