London glossary

Some tips to better understand London architectural vocabulary

  • A terraced house is part of a row of identical or mirror-image houses sharing side walls.
  • An end of terraced is the last house of the row. Located at the street corner, it only shares one side wall with the neighbour.
  • A semi-detached house shares one side wall with the neighbouring dwelling, generally in such a way that each house’s layout is a mirror image of its twin.
  • A detached housed is a free standing residential building, generally located in more distant suburbs.

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