London Fire Brigade

Protecting London’s Heritage

16 December 2015

New guidance has been released for people who manage historic and listed buildings. Guidance note 80 (GN80) covers topics like damage control plus the salvage of artefacts and collections and has been developed by our Fire Safety Heritage team.

Due to the construction and layout of some of these historic buildings, fire can spread more quickly than in new builds. This means that we need to consider different operations when tackling these types of blazes.

Download Guidance note 80 (GN80)

London’s historic buildings

London is home to an outstanding historic, archaeological and architectural heritage. The capital has around 40,000 listed buildings, 2,000 of which are Grade I or Grade II listed 1,000 conservation areas and four World Heritage Sites.

Our teams carry out fire safety inspections to protect those living and working in historic buildings. We also advise the people responsible for them on property protection to prevent the buildings being destroyed by fire.

More help

If you’d like further guidance or advice you can contact your local Fire safety regulation team