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Whitefriars Conservation Area

Whitefriars Conservation Area​ [No. 4]

Large scale Victorian commercial buildings within a formal street pattern following the completion of the Victoria Embankment in 1870.

Character Summary and Management Strategy (2016)

The Whitefriars Conservation Area SPD (4MB) was adopted on 23 February 2016. This document analyses the significance of the conservation area and sets out 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 array of consistently high-quality late Victorian and Edwardian commercial and institutional buildings
  • A unique sense of place created by the quiet grandeur of the Embankment frontages, openness of the Thames and proximity of the Temples
  • Highly varied historic land use, including friary precincts, domestic tenements, industrial glass and gasworks and corporate headquarters
  • A planned grid of streets very unusual in the City.

The Statement of Consultation, SEA screening statement, Equalities Impact Assessment and Schedule of Changes document the production of and consultation on the adopted SPD. All were produced in February 2016 and will be uploaded shortly.

18 April 2012
Last Modified:
15 August 2019