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London Highlights

Follow the latest news for London's historic environment.

Interior of dining room with the ingle nook on its western wall having fixed seats at either side with cut-out heart shapes. The hearth has a semi-circular opening and a beaten copper fire hood. The copper fire hood has a central heart surrounded by flowers and leaves, emblematic of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

110 Fascinating Places in London and the South East Listed in 2019

28 sites in London and 82 sites in the South East were listed in 2019

Uxbridge War Memorial, The Old Graveyard Junction.

Five London War Memorials Listed

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, five war memorials in London have been listed at Grade II on the advice of Historic England.

Accumulator Tower and Chimney, Limehouse Basin

Heritage at Risk in London 2019

Across the capital 36 sites have been removed from the Heritage at Risk Register 2019. Their future has been secured, often by community intervention,

Street sign for Repton Gardens

The Bicentenary of the Death of Humphry Repton (1752-1818)

While born, raised and buried in the East of England, Repton has numerous connections with London.

People standing around a war memorial with two poppy wreaths laid at the base of it

St Mary Magdalene C of E School Helps to List East Greenwich Gasworks War Memorial

A fantastic opportunity for children to learn more about the role their local community played in the First World War.

Gas Holder Park

Our Response to the Draft London Plan Consultation

The Mayor of London has prepared and consulted on a new London Plan to help deliver his strategic vision for 'Good Growth'.

Street scene of Electric Avenue, Brixton on market day

Our Responses to the Mayor’s Draft Strategies for London

What the Mayor's draft strategies for transport, housing, health inequalities and environment mean for London's heritage.

Mosaic of St George on a white horse slaying a dragon

Restoration of the Altar at the Royal Artillery Garrison Church (St George’s Chapel), Woolwich

The altar at the beautiful Royal Artillery Garrison Church has recently been removed for much needed repair and conservation work.

Children wearing high viz jackets gathered in Abney Park

Stoke Newington Embraces School Heritage Project

Past pupils, parents, local museums and heritage sites join forces to help William Patten Primary pupils investigate their history and local heritage.

Tessa Blunden sitting at the bar of the Ivy House Community Pub of which she is co-founder.

Risky Business?

New Report finds investing in historic buildings at risk in London delivers 'good growth' in deprived communities.

Sterling Betancourt, Notting Hill

London Borough of Culture

Historic England is delighted to be working with the Greater London Authority on the London Borough of Culture.

Group of children and teachers standing for a group photo in front of a war memorial.

Schoolchildren Get Eltham War Memorial Listed

Find out how a primary school in Eltham, Royal Borough of Greenwich, added their local war memorial to the National Heritage List for England.

General view of the redeveloped canal basin near King's Cross station, Euston Road, London.

Heritage is Vital for Good Growth

Our new report 'Translating Good Growth for London’s Historic Environment' demonstrates how heritage can successfully underpin London’s growth.

View of monuments in front of a chapel

London's Hidden Stories

Add your photos and stories to the National Heritage List for England, the official record of protected buildings and sites.