6 Places That Tell the Story of Kensington and Chelsea

Once a predominantly rural area, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was officially created in 1965 and over time has evolved into one of London’s most diverse and historic neighbourhoods.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

Home from the war: what happened to disabled First World War veterans

Around 2 million soldiers, sailors and airmen came home with some level of disability: over 40,000 were amputees; some had facial disfigurement or had been blinded.Read more

In Suburbia: Cottage Exhibitions

During the 20th century a number of houses have been built for demonstration purposes as much as occupation. One idea that caught the public imagination was for an area of dwellings in a variety of designs that could be visited as a temporary exhibition. The purpose of such displays was often to show examples of well-designed, low-cost housing or showcase innovation in planning and building methods and materials. There were precedents for this kind of display but it was theRead more

7 Extraordinary Listed Post-War Housing Estates

Alexandra Road Estate was listed at Grade II* on 18th August 1993. It was the first post-war housing estate to receive protection by listing.Read more