Local Advice in London

The London Local Office is a multi-disciplinary team covering all 33 local authority areas within Greater London. Our role includes:

  • providing statutory and other advice on the management of the historic environment
  • working with other organisations at strategic and local level to secure benefits for the historic environment
  • offering grants for secular buildings, places of worship, ancient monuments and help for tackling heritage at risk
View of the front of English Heritage offices at Waterhouse Square, Holborn, London.

Waterhouse Square: English Heritage's London Office
© English Heritage, Richard Dumville


  • Planning Advice - what steps you need to take if you want to make changes to a listed building, a scheduled monument or a registered park or garden
  • Statutory Consents – permissions required for work affecting listed buildings, scheduled monuments,  conservation areas, ecclesiastical exemption, planning permission, protected wrecks, parks, gardens and battlefields
  • Grants – funding for the repair and conservation of historic buildings, monuments and designed landscapes
  • Greater London Archaeology Advisory Service - archaeological advice for local authority planners, developers and their agents, and local people, for all London boroughs (excepting Southwark and the City of London)


  • Days out in London - information on attractions and events at our historic properties in the capital