We Are London

Our exhibition I am London celebrates the capital’s unique and complex identity. 59 fascinating Londoners have been photographed in historic places that mean something to them and, in turn, show the city’s heritage is the building blocks for its future. Among well-known faces are unsung heroes, each photographed alongside a building which means something to them. We asked people to put themselves forward to be our 60th portrait sitter, by answering the same questions our other Londoners answered: what historicRead more

How to do… Buildings Archaeology

Buildings: we live and work in them, use them and ignore them. But are they wallpaper to you or are you fascinated by them, their design and their history? We can all enjoy buildings more with an archaeological approach and here are some tips on how to interpret, analyse and record them. You’ll soon know your crucks from your plinths… Written by Lucy Jessop, Senior Investigator, Historic England. Header Image: Avon Mills, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. 1. Investigation We look closely at buildingsRead more

The Big Issue: My London

George Anderson is a Big Issue vendor, and usually sells outside the BBC headquarters at Broadcasting House, London. George is one of the sitters for Historic England’s I am London exhibition. His is the second in a series of guest blogs published throughout the exhibition. 11 July to 4 September 2016 FREE, 10am – 8pm, Monday to Sunday Central Saint Martins, UAL Window Galleries, Kings Cross Header image: The Langham Hotel, London via Wikimedia Commons “As with the many people who travel from all over the worldRead more

Stonehenge Community Projects: People Make the Place

Stonehenge will have its new galleries and visitor facilities opening towards the end of this year and whilst there is currently a lot of focus on the construction of the new facilities, we know that for the future it will be the people that make the place by giving it soul and character. There is a clear journey a visitor will take through the new building, but how will the new centre be experienced by the local community? It isRead more