: ' buildings of london'

Cabinet of Curiosities

ll men like to collect and catalogue ‘stuff’ and Victorian gentlemen were no different from today’s men. Amongst their collections could be found animal skulls, fossils, shells, a miniature book or maybe a small timepiece. They [...]

Site Unseen: Colcutt Tower

At nearly 300ft. Colcutt’s Tower is higher than the dome of St. Paul’s [...]

Site Unseen: Winfield House

On the eve of the arrival of America’s most controversial modern President, we’re looking at a house only accessible after interrogation by armed police officers [...]

Site Unseen: Norman Shaw Building

So, there you have it, a sewer system, abandoned opera house, a dead body, a failed investigation and now home to our Honourable Members [...]

Site Unseen: 41-42 Cloth Fair

I must have passed this building a dozen times, and if was not for reading Fiona Rule’s, meticulously researched Oldest House in London [...]

Site Unseen: 6 Wood Lane

Described as looking like a spaceship this futuristic house is only 22ft wide and wedged between its Victorian neighbours [...]

Site Unseen: Courtenay Square

This charming square now has, as one of its residents a prominent Tory backbencher [...]

Site Unseen: The Concrete House

Number 549 Lordship Lane is believed to be the only surviving example of a 19th-century concrete house [...]

Site Unseen: The Savoy Chapel

Just south of the Strand approached by a seedy tunnel beneath the Savoy Hotel one finds The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy [...]

Behind the black door

Built with shallow foundations on marshy ground, Winston Churchill to remarked that the homes on Downing Street (including Number 10) were “shaky and lightly built by a profiteering contractor” [...]