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Up to £100,000 will be spent sprucing up two toilets in the House of Lords, it has been revealed.
The neighbouring road is finally about to close
They were built as temporary post-war homes, yet many of Britain's prefabricated houses are still standing – and much loved, as the photographer Elisabeth Blanchet discovered.
Waterproof guidebooks and underwater signposts to help people explore Britain’s most secluded heritage sites
Discovery gives archaeologists an insight into the lives of people who lived on the rugged south western moorland 4,000 years ago
As budget cuts look set to bring an end to London’s Blue Plaques, Jerome Taylor laments the demise of a cultural landmark
English Heritage considers listing Didcot power station, once the third most hated site in Britain
Archaeologists in London have discovered the remains of an early playhouse used by William Shakespeare's company where Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were first performed.
Petrol stations are not known for fuelling aesthetic enlightenment (think more financial ruin, as we watch our money flow away in a blur of digits) but there was a time when filling up required a sophisticated setting.
Cancellation of music festival leaves owner struggling to pay for essential repair work
Experts fear they are fighting a losing battle as increasingly erratic conditions take their toll
When the British fashion design duo Antoni & Alison bought a derelict 1820s house, they spent a year, they say, "Going, 'Agh! What do we do with it?'" They wanted to respect its history but not to the point that it resembled an English Heritage property. The result is a surprisingly beautiful blend of giant Mr Blobby ornaments and painstakingly salvaged authenticity (above). On 17 September, as part of London Fashion Week, they open it to the public (open houselondon. org.uk). I asked Antoni what he'd learnt during the restoration...
Sixteen of the Tube's best-known stations have been given listed building status.
Travel back in time at a range of historical happenings around the country this summer.
The refusal to list London's Broadgate spells its demise. The buildings of the excess era must be saved, argues Jack Watkins