Where the Heart is: 5 Landmark LGBTQ Homes

Before 1967, homosexuality was illegal. The privacy of the home provided safety and security for many LGBTQ people.Read more

5 Historic Places that Mark LGBTQ Love and Pride

This February, we’re celebrating love and historic places. Many of the places where we meet and fall in love might seem quite ordinary, but for us they are extraordinary. Heritage leaves its mark on all of us, and there’s romance in everyday places. Many historic places have seen love against adversity; love kept secret, and love breaking boundaries. Here are some of our favourites: 1. The Shared Tomb of Radclyffe Hall and Mabel Batten, Highgate Cemetery, London, Grade I listed.Read more

Pioneers & Rebels: 7 LGBTQ People in History

Pride of Place, our ground-breaking research project in association with Leeds Beckett University, has seen members of the public share information about the LGBTQ buildings and places special to them via an online map. The 1,600 contributions made have uncovered fascinating stories and insights into an under-documented history. You can see the findings in an online exhibition on the Historic England website, and we’ll be sharing our favourite stories here on the blog. More details on the objectives of PrideRead more

7 LGBT+ Landmarks to Look Out For On London Pride Weekend

Each year, Pride in London fills the capital with rainbow illuminated celebrations; a platform to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for equality for all parts of the community. The two week celebrations will culminate in the Pride in London Parade this weekend, when a procession of members and supporters of the LGBT+ community will take over the West End. Our heritage project, Pride of Place combines images, archive materials and research to map the places and stories thatRead more

Pride of Place: 10 Buildings with a Queer Past

Historic England is about to embark on Pride of Place, a research project that will uncover the untold queer histories of buildings and places people have lived alongside for generations. The public is asked to give examples of places special to them;Read more