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Eastcheap Conservation Area

Eastcheap Conservation Area [No. 22]

A variety of historically important commercial buildings along the medieval route of Eastcheap with an irregular building line.​

The Eastcheap Conservation Area SPD (1MB) was adopted on 22 March 2013.

This document analyses the significance of the conservation area and sets out relevant policies for its preservation and enhancement.

Use the 'Conservation' tab on the City of London interactive map to view the conservation area boundary.

History and character summary

  •  An area with strong historical connections to Billingsgate Market and the Thames
  • An area with significant survivals of post-Fire (1666+) development including three Wren churches: St Mary at Hill, St Margaret Pattens and the tower of St Dunstan's in the East
  • An area characterised by predominantly commercial and warehouse buildings

Eastcheap Conservation Area was re-designated on 14 June 2007 to incorporate the former Lovat Lane Conservation Area. The Lovat Lane Conservation Area Character Summary (670KB) is superseded by the adopted SPD above. 

18 April 2012
Last Modified:
29 May 2019