The Story of Welwyn Garden City

Residents first moved in to Welwyn Garden City in December 1920. Here we look at its story from founding to the present day.Read more

11 Unusual Architectural Details that Reveal London’s Secret History

London is full of visual treats, not just its extraordinary mix of architecture, but what decorates its walls, entrances, recesses, corners and niches.Read more

An Introduction to Quaker Meeting Houses

Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, often worship in buildings called ‘meeting houses’, designed in simple, domestic styles unlike more elaborate church architecture.Read more

How to Recreate an Archive Photograph

Carrie Marks, Imaging Technician Trainee for our John Laing Breaking New Ground project, decided to re-shoot some of the old photographs in the collection to highlight how the buildings have changed (or not) over time.Read more

9 Stunning Country Houses You Need to Visit

This summer, heritage is reopening. Here are nine of our favourite country houses and gardens from around the country.Read more

10 Hidden Creatures You Might Have Missed in London

London’s extraordinary sculpted creatures – great and small, historic and modern – are hiding in plain sight; easy to miss when the city is full of the bustle of human activity.Read more

8 Places That Tell the Story of London’s Resilience

Today and throughout history, when Londoners face challenging times we come together and show incredible resilience. Read more

Where to Find Byzantine Architecture in England

Byzantium made an unexpected mark in the 19th-century as part of a mini-revival across Europe. Here’s where you can find examples in England.Read more

Ramsgate’s Historic Past in 10 Images

From quiet fishing village to prosperous port and popular seaside resort, here are some of Ramsgate’s architectural highlights.Read more