Keep it London
London is on the cusp of huge change, and we want that change to be right for the capital.
The city is home to some of the world's most treasured and unique places. Historic places like Soho, Shoreditch, Brixton and Bayswater give rise to the culture that makes our city.
We want people to look at London afresh and really appreciate the amazing buildings, streets and character of their city. London is ever-changing and that's part of its identity. But change can be good or bad. Once special places are lost, they're gone forever.
The city must evolve by building on its unique character and identity, rather than by turning into a generic city.
We don’t want to be looking back in 20 years’ time and wondering where London’s magic has gone. We want everyone to help "Keep it London" – for London, its people and the future.
Help shape the future planning of London
- Read and share Keep it London - Historic England’s recommendations to the Greater London Authority for keeping heritage at the heart of London’s future
- Have your say by emailing IAmLondon@HistoricEngland.org.uk
- Pledge your support for London's heritage and history and sign up below for regular campaign updates and news on how you can support this campaign.
- Follow the conversation on Twitter with #KeepItLondon and #IamLondon
I am London portraits
London’s historic buildings and places are as much a part of the city’s DNA as the people who live and work there. ‘I am London’ is a collection of portraits taken in 2016 celebrating the capital’s unique identity. Each one shows a Londoner in a place that is significant to them.
Meet our 'I am London' sitters
Please click on the gallery images to enlarge.
New report says heritage should be at the core of planning