Pitched roofs have an understated but long-standing history across much of Europe, and especially the UK. Iconic images of architectural landmarks and terraced rows with red brick chimneys are known the world over.
The pitched roofs we see in London are a visual and enduring display of the city’s history, from the Elizabethan age to the Greek and Gothic revivals of the Victorian era. These buildings and their roofs have seen more history than anyone could imagine, withstanding everything from the Great Fire of London and the Blitz to the harshest winters and hottest summers. Even in the midst of urban regeneration and contemporary construction, they stand proud as part of London’s landscape.