Top 5 blogs of 2019

In case you missed them, here are our most-read blogs of 2019. Thanks for following, we’ll be back with more great reads in the new year.Read more

A Brief Introduction to Denys Lasdun

Denys Lasdun was born in 1914 and became one of Britain’s most important architects of Post-War era.Read more

100 Years of Council Housing: Six Responses to the 1919 Addison Act

The 1919 Housing and Town Planning Act was signed into law on 31 July 1919Read more

A Brief Introduction to High Tech

The Sainsbury’s supermarket on Camden Road in London is now Listed at Grade II: it’s the first purpose-built supermarket to be added to the List.Read more

The first skyscraper: Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

A rare survival from a dramatic stage in the Industrial Revolution, Shrewsbury Flaxmill was built during a period of innovation and social upheaval.Read more

5 Historic High Streets

Traditionally the epicentre of community life, the role of High Streets has dramatically changed in the last few decades.Read more

The story of London’s sewer system

Hidden beneath the city streets lie 2,000 kilometres of brick tunnels that take raw sewage direct from our homes, along with 130 kilometres of interconnecting main sewers the size of railway tunnels.Read more

A brief introduction to prehistoric caves

Scientific interest in caves and rock shelters began in the early 19th century, when discoveries of bones of extinct animals were thought by some to come from an age before the Biblical flood.Read more