8 Historic London Shopfronts

London streets are lined with colourful shops, clamouring for our attention. Many are of considerable age, and have survived for our enjoyment only through careful maintenance by generations of shopkeepers. Kathryn Morrison, Head of Historic Places Investigation, selects eight shopfronts that can be appreciated by anyone strolling along the pavements of London, and offer a glimpse into the city’s rich history as one of the world’s most exciting shopping centres. Presented chronologically, these shopfronts show how our shopping streets haveRead more

A Brief Introduction to Women Architects

Women have always influenced domestic design through their involvement with homes, schools, hospitals and gardens, but it wasn’t until 1898 that the first female architect Ethel Charles was admitted to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Our brief tour through a handful of listed buildings shows that women have been influencing English architecture for over 400 years.Read more