In the Media

Melanie regularly contributes expert comments to press and media related to the history of property and the history of streets and areas across the United Kingdom, including Financial Times, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail.

To discuss expert comments or contributions contact here.

Glam UK 
‘Discovering London with House Historian Melanie Backe-Hansen’
June 2017

The Times
‘How to write the history of your house’
31 March 2017

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The Sun Newspaper
‘Does your home have a secret which could add to its value’
28 February 2017

The London Magazine
‘Light Source: Let in the light with double-height windows’
February 2017

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The Times
‘Unravel the history of your home’
21 October 2016

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The Daily Telegraph

‘Unearthing the garden suburb’s past’
17 September 2016

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Chiswick Herald
‘Chiswick residents launch unique history project’
14 September 2016

Chiswickw4.com
‘House History project launched to help locals connect with the past’
13 September 2016

The Chiswick Calendar
‘Discover the history of your house’
13 August 2016

The Chiswick Calendar
Know the stories of the people who lived in your house before you?
29 August 2016

Centre for Community Journalism
‘Hyperlocal collaboration aims to collect ‘house histories’ from community’
30 August 2016

Chiswickw4.com
‘Local group to work with house historian to uncover secrets of garden suburb’
23 July 2016

Bedford Park Residents Association
‘BPRA launch house history initiative’
July 2016

Henry & James
‘We’re going underground: hidden London beneath our feet’
18 April 2016

The London Magazine
‘Making an entrance: Homes with hallways’
March 2016

The Sunday Telegraph
‘Calling all bakers and artists: Make room for your hobbies in your home’
3 January 2016

The London Magazine
‘Iconic Streets: St James’s’
December 2015

The London Magazine
‘A Country Home in the City’
November 2015

The Times
‘Grand but not gloomy. Hail the gothic revival’
2 October 2015

BBC News
‘London-centric’
30 September 2015

The Times
‘The Secret Lives of houses: Uncover your home’s secret history’
7 August 2015

The London Magazine
‘Iconic Streets: Portobello Road’
August 2015

The London Magazine
‘Iconic Streets: Wimbledon Village’
June 2015

The London Magazine
‘Iconic Streets: Great Peter Street’
May 2015

The London Magazine
‘Iconic Streets: Fulham Road’
April 2015

Homes and History
Interview: ‘Melanie Backe-Hansen – A Passion for History’
22 February 2015

The Wall Street Journal
‘For Sale: Olde English Tudor Houses’
4 February 2015

The Telegraph
‘The writers’ block where Bond was born’
29 November 2014

The London Magazine
‘Iconic Streets: Cheyne Walk’
November 2014

The Sunday Times
‘The great indoors’
5 October 2014

The Times
‘The secret history of my family home’
26 September 2014

The Metro Scotland
‘Move to the Colonies’
6 August 2014

The Independent
‘BBC’s The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain’s past’
24 July 2014

Daily Mail
‘Dress for success: Find space for a dedicated dressing room and live happily ever after’
30 May 2014

PutneySW15
‘Do you know the history of your home?’
14 May 2014

The Times
‘The nation’s passion for a (not so) humble semi’
9 May 2014

The History Vault
‘Five minutes with Melanie Backe-Hansen’
16 April 2014

The History Vault
Book review for ‘Historic Streets and Squares’
30 March 2014

Family Tree
Book review for ‘Historic Streets and Squares’
January 2014