Devoted to the unexpected details that help to make life in the city worth living
Saturday, 30 July 2016
London School of Economics Old Building, Clare Market WC2
The Clare Market facade of the LSE's old library was added in 1932 by the architect A.S.G. Butler, best known these days as the author...
30 Russell Square WC1
Joseph Priestley sits over the main entrance of Birkbeck College, his head resting in his left hand, examining a huge scroll that drops ov...
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Cook Memorial, The Mall SW1
Captain Cook is one of my all-time heroes, possibly the greatest navigator who ever lived. This 1910 statue is by Sir Thomas Brock. It ...
Friday, 6 May 2016
Royal Marines Memorial, The Mall, SW1
This noble figure of a Marine standing guard over a fallen comrade was created by Adrian Jones in 1903 to commemorate the fallen of the...
Sunday, 17 April 2016
32 Saffron Hill EC1
L.&.Co were Longmans, the publishers of dictionaries and other good works - the founder, Thomas Longman, inherited a share in Ephraim...
Saturday, 19 March 2016
The Anchorage, Clare Market WC2
The Anchorage was the parsonage of St Clement Danes church in the Strand, so the wall is embellished with an anchor, the symbol of St Clem...
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Lincolns Inn Fields WC2
Margaret MacDonald was a feminist who worked tirelessly for the rights of women at work, becoming a member of the Women's Industrial C...
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