A history of London Estates

18 March 2024

The Dulwich Estate is one of the London Estates featured in a new book published by RIBA. 

Great Estates – models for modern place-making brings together all London’s historic and contemporary Great Estates and documents a history unique to the capital.

It shows how development has taken place over decades and centuries, looks at the example set by new large-scale mixed used developments which have changed the use of areas like King’s Cross, Olympic Park and Canary Wharf. Part retrospective, part forward-looking, the book provides lessons on place-shaping, management and stewardship. Go to for more information.