Writing & Articles

Melanie regularly writes for property and lifestyle publications, including The Times and Homes & Property for London Evening Standard, and currently has a regular column ‘A Place in History’ with The London Magazine.

To discuss article ideas or guest blogs contact here.

The London Magazine
Column: ‘A Place in History’ – 10 Holly Hill
October 2016

The Georgian: The Magazine of the Georgian Group
Article: ‘Multi-Story Houses’
Issue 1A (Summer) 2016

The London Magazine
Column: ‘A Place in History’ – Oakley Street
April 2016

The Chelsea Society Annual Report
Article: ‘Mrs Miniver of Wellington Square, Chelsea’ (co-written with Sarah Farrugia)
March 2016

The Chelsea Society Annual Report
Article: ‘The history of 16 Wellington Square’
March 2016

The Chelsea Society Annual Report
Column: ‘Chelsea in the war’
March 2016

The London Magazine
Column: ‘A Place in History’ – 18 Lennox Gardens
March 2016

The London Magazine
Column: ‘A Place in History’ – 19 Curzon Street
February 2016

The London Magazine
Column: ‘A Place in History’ – 27 Canonbury Square
November 2015

The London Magazine
Column: ‘A Place in History’ – 143 Talgarth Road
October 2015

The London Magazine
Column: ‘A Place in History’ – 34 Montagu Square
September 2015

Utopia Hub: the home of British bathrooms and bedrooms
Guest blog: ‘Please come in’ – The history of hallways’
29 July 2015

The London Magazine
Feature: ‘A Walk in Chelsea’
August 2015

Utopia Hub: the home of British bathrooms and bedrooms
Guest blog: ‘Uncovering the historical secrets in your home’
25 June 2015

The London Magazine
Column: ‘A Place in History’ – 34 Ennismore Gardens
July 2015

The London Magazine
Column: ‘A Place in History’ – 10 Hereford Square
June 2015

The London Magazine
Column: ‘A Place in History’ – 11 Chesterfield Hill
May 2015

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – Fine Art Society
October 2014

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – Hartnell
September 2014

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – The Audley
August 2014

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – Devonshire House
July 2014

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – Lansdowne House
May 2014

Kensington and Chelsea Magazine
Feature: ‘Pockets of Tranquillity’
May 2014

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – The Wolseley
March 2014

The Victorian Emporium
Guest blog: ‘Researching the history of your Victorian home’
30 January 2014

Evening Standard: Homes & Property
Regular guest blog: included the history of – The City of London, Paddington, Belgravia, Islington and Stratford
2010-2013

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – Hamleys
December 2013

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – Thomas Goode & Co.
November 2013

Kensington and Chelsea Magazine
Feature: ‘Behind The Façade’
August 2013

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – The Female Nymph, Berkeley Square
July 2013

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – Handel House Museum
June 2013

The Mayfair Magazine
Column: ‘Remembering Mayfair’ – No.9 South Audley Street
May 2013

Belgravia Residents Association Annual Black Book
Column: ‘Checkmate’
2013

Kensington & Chelsea Magazine
Feature: ‘Built to Last’
November 2012

The Property Owl
Guest blog: ‘Markets, theatres, and the first square in London: The History of Covent Garden’
October 2012

Grosvenor Estate – Grosvenorlondon.com
Feature: ‘Hidden History of Belgravia’
August 2012

Kensington & Chelsea Magazine
Feature: ‘Chelsea’s Secret Gardens’
May 2012

Real Homes
Feature: ‘Discover your home’s true history’
January 2012

Country Life
Regular guest blog: included house histories in – Wiltshire, Kent, London, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Sussex
2009-2011

Mayfair Magazine
Feature: ‘The history of Belgravia’
September 2011

Daily Express
Feature: ‘Hidden Histories of our Houses’
15 July 2011

The Times
Feature: ‘Know your home’s history: Top tips on how to track down who lived in your house’
October 2010

Primelocation.com
Guest blog: ‘History through the back door’
September 2010

Kingsroad.co.uk
Guest blog: ‘Cheyne Walk and the village of palaces’
20 September 2011

Mypropertymentor.co.uk
Guest blog: ‘Restoration Week: Uncovering the Architectural Story’
August 2010

Your Family History
Feature: ‘How to Trace the History of your Ancestral Home’
June 2010

The Times
Feature: ‘House history: A home through the ages’
February 2010

Park News
Feature: ‘History of the Park Estate, Nottingham’
August 2009

The Times
Feature: House history competition winners: ‘Ryton House, Lechlade, Gloucestershire’
March 2009

The Times
Feature: ‘Discover the history of your house’
December 2008

BBC London
Feature: ‘Where do you think you live? — Monique’s House’
June 2007