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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.

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 

More information on listed buildings and the controls on them is on the Historic England website.