London is one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world. And that's worth celebrating. London, like many British cities, also displays its diversity through its architecture, which reflects its evolution over many generations. A timely reminder of the importance of celebrating and safeguarding this heritage.
London has always been a city of movement and migration, and the diversity of its population has made an important mark on its character. Greater London has just over 19,000 listed buildings, 162 scheduled monuments and 152 registered landscapes on the List and these special assets serve two important roles: one, they celebrate the extraordinary time-depth of human activity in a great world city; and two, they help to identify the places that should be safeguarded amidst the great pace of change. As we help shape London’s future, an understanding of its diverse and international history can help include all of us in the process.