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There are more than six hundred listed buildings and other structures in the City.

Listing helps us acknowledge and understand our shared history.  It identifies a building's special architectural and/or historic interest. The older a building is, the more likely it is to be listed.

These are legally protected for their special architectural and/or historic interest.

Alterations to listed buildings may need listed building consent from the City of London Corporation, and proposed changes will need to be carefully considered in order to protect the special character of the building.

If you are thinking of making changes to a listed building you can go to our planning application pages to find out how to apply for permission, or look at design guidance

Listed building management guidelines

For some listed buildings in the City, management guidelines have been developed to manage the pressure for change, and ensure that the special architectural significance is not damaged by alterations. Follow the links on the left to visit those pages. 

Further information 

Further information regarding listed buildings and the controls around them can be found on the Historic England website.

Details of all nationally protected historic places in England from buildings to battlefields are now available online. View The National Heritage List for England here.

Heritage at Risk

Buildings that are ‘at risk’ are identified by The Heritage at Risk programme.  This provides an up-to-date picture of the health of England’s built heritage alongside advice on how best to save those sites most at risk of being lost forever.

For further information please contact us ​​


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