London Highlights

Follow the latest news for London's historic environment. See our 2018 Heritage at Risk Register, an annual snapshot of the health of London's historic places, and our response to the Draft London Plan.

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.

Heritage at Risk in London Revealed

On Thursday 8 November we published the 2018 Heritage at Risk Register, our annual snapshot of the health of London’s historic places.

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.