The Metropolis

City history: Slaver over English Heritage's round up of London's newest listed buildings

Mike Pollitt | Tuesday 18 September, 2012 10:59

Embedded below is a nicely produced booklet from English Heritage telling you which London buildings were given legal protection in 2011. It’s a pleasingly mixed selection, and a nice cross-section of the city’s architecture.

Many different sides of London are represented here, and the buildings resound with the concerns of today.

Behold the privileged history of the Royal Kitchens at Kew, and wonder whether much has changed.

Contemplate the glinting hubris of Lloyd’s, and sigh for the unlearning arrogance of man.

See the postwar council blocks of Bayswater, and muse on the challenge of housing us all.

Think, for a moment, on the pair of public libraries, the like of which we may not see again.

Find out more on the English Heritage website.

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Mike Pollitt is the editor of The Metropolis.


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