Eight of England’s Most Magnificent Libraries

Libraries are ingrained into the blueprints of cities worldwide. As well as their obvious educational importance, they play a substantial role culturally and historically. Read more

Eight Out of this World Examples of Space-Age Architecture

On 20th July 1969, the Apollo Lunar Module landed on the moon: it was the first crewed craft to land in spaceRead more

6 Stories of lighting London’s bridges

The city’s bridges and embankments have been at the forefront of lighting innovations in London for centuries.Read more

6 sensational surviving Tudor country houses

The tumultuous Tudor period lasted from 1485 until 1603, and saw huge changes brought about by three generations of monarchs and the break away from the Catholic Church.Read more

A brief introduction to Brutalism

Loved and loathed, revered and reviled: Brutalism remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood architectural styles of the 20th century.Read more

A spotter’s guide to Victorian architecture

Named for the 63 year reign of Queen Victoria, the era 1837 – 1901 inspired unprecedented social, intellectual and technological change.Read more

5 unusual endings for London’s Thames bridges

There has been a crossing at the site of London Bridge almost as long as there has been a city of London; Saxon crossings, Roman crossings, the fabled medieval crossing of 1209 brimming with buildings, pubs and shops.Read more

A spotter’s guide to Post-Modern architecture

Post-Modernism in architecture was an international phenomenon, which can be defined by its relationship to the Modern Movement.Read more

9 places that tell the story of early flight

The first formally recognised, sustained, powered, heavier-than-air flight in the UK took off 110 years ago.Read more

A quick history of fire stations

Identifiable by their big red doors, England’s network of historic fire stations reach out to every city, town and village.Read more