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What you need to know about burning fires in London

In house team

Perhaps unexpectedly, there are rules and regulations that you need to follow when burning a fire at home in London. To help clear it all up, we take you through the whys and the hows. Historically, London has suffered from terrible smogs and …

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London's architecture: Span housing

Oliver Bennett

After World War II, London’s housing stock was severely diminished. How should London be rebuilt, particularly in the light of the progressive post-war mood? Enter young architect Eric Lyons. Schooled in the Modern Movement – in 1936 …

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London's architecture: Art Deco

Oliver Bennett

Balham SW12 is a highly agreeable south London suburb that’s adjacent to no fewer than four leafy commons and has an abundance of solid family homes. But Balham enjoys another claim to fame in the shape of Du Cane Court. This vast Art Deco …

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London's architecture: Neo-Georgian

Oliver Bennett

Kennington SE11 is a bit of a revelation. Never lionised as much as Islington , say, it nevertheless has terrific Georgian terraces and squares, sits in Zone 1, and is so close to Parliament that properties are often marketed to new MPs as being …

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London's architecture: Arts & Crafts

Oliver Bennett

Tooting SW17 may possess down-home charm and good curry houses, but it’s not a district known for its architecture... is it? Well, the Totterdown Fields Estate begs to differ. This early 20th century grid of streets brings together two turn-of-the-century …

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