Streets for All: London

In 2017 Historic England published an updated national edition of Streets for All, a practical guide for anyone involved in planning and implementing highways and other public realm works in sensitive historic locations. It shows how improvements can be made to public spaces without harming their valued character, including specific recommendations for works to surfaces, street furniture, new equipment, traffic management infrastructure and environmental improvements.

This supplementary document summarises the key messages of Streets for All in the context of London. It begins by explaining how historic character adds value to the city’s contemporary public realm before summarising some of the priorities and opportunities for further improvements of London’s many streetscapes.


  • The public realm
  • Identifying local distinctivenes
  • Opportunity into action
  • Case study: The Ancient Market, Kingston upon Thames

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 7
  • Product Code: HEAG149c


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