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.
Some popular articles from past years
- 9 poems about London: one for each of your moods
- Peter Bayley has worked for 50 years as a cinema projectionist in East Finchley
- Number of people using Thames cable car plunges
- Nice Interactive timeline lets you follow Londoners' historic fight against racism
- The five spookiest abandoned London hospitals
- Punk brewery just as sexist and homophobic as the industry they rail against
- An interview with Desiree Akhavan
- Only 16 commuters touch in to Emirates Air Line, figures reveal
- Could red kites be London's next big nature success story?
- Silencing the Brick Lane curry touts could be fatal for the city's self-esteem
© 2009-2020 Everywhen Ltd.