Simon Jenkins is a columnist for the Guardian and Evening Standard. He was the chair of the National Trust from 2008–14.

Fleet Street in 1925, with Chronicle House and the Barclays building – both set to be demolished – on the right

If Fleet Street isn’t safe from demolition, where in London is?

The City of London has approved its own plans to demolish eight historic buildings in the Fleet Street conservation area – so what real protection exists for the city’s heritage?

5 May 2021