5 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

The story of London’s sewer system

Hidden beneath the city streets lie 2,000 kilometres of brick tunnels that take raw sewage direct from our homes, along with 130 kilometres of interconnecting main sewers the size of railway tunnels.Read more

7 Treasures of the Thames Estuary

The Thames Estuary has been the traditional entry point for imports and exports, both human and material, for centuries. Read more

5 unusual endings for London’s Thames bridges

There has been a crossing at the site of London Bridge almost as long as there has been a city of London; Saxon crossings, Roman crossings, the fabled medieval crossing of 1209 brimming with buildings, pubs and shops.Read more

A spotter’s guide to Post-Modern architecture

Post-Modernism in architecture was an international phenomenon, which can be defined by its relationship to the Modern Movement.Read more

6 Poems to ponder on National Poetry Day

From William Wordsworth to Stevie Smith, generations of English poets have been inspired by place.Read more

6 historic sites to look out for during Notting Hill Carnival

It’s the 69th Notting Hill Carnival this weekend and the streets of Kensington and Chelsea will be full of Soca music, steel pan bands, sizzling Caribbean food stalls and an array of dazzling costumes and parade floats.Read more

250 years of circus

It’s London, Easter Monday, 1768. Showman Philip Astley and his wife Patty, a trick rider, draw out a ring and fill it with astonishing acts.Read more

How to do… archaeological conservation

An archaeological excavation can result in a huge amount of artefacts being excavated. But what does conservation involve?Read more

A brief history of the British mosque

Buildings used, adapted or built by Muslim communities have become an established part of our diverse urban fabric.Read more