: ' London buildings'

Site Unseen: Gwynne House

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building that you might have passed without noticing, in the past they have ranged from a modernist car park; a penguin pool; to a [...]

On the move

What of more modest mobile buildings which have not had the area of London named after them? [...]

Site Unseen: Malplaquet House

Recently put on the market for close to £3 million Malplaquet House is situated on the Mile End Road near Stepney Green, it has to be said, in not one of London's most desirable areas [...]

Blot on the landscape

There have been many contenders for London's ugliest building, here I suggest a few of the leaders in a very closely fought contest [...]

Site Unseen: Chandos House

Here was a perfect example of Georgian architecture, you could visualise a middle class character from a Bronte novel walking down the stairs [...]

Site Unseen: K3 telephone box

Repainted in its original colours this is the only one in London and has been given an English Heritage Grade I listing [...]

Site Unseen: 230 Strand

230 Strand is one of those few in number that not only survived The Great Fire of London but has remained more-or-less intact to the present day [...]

Site Unseen: Hopton’s Almshouses

Then to ease sensibilities the street was re-named after Hopton's Charity and not a brothel owner, thus our little survivor became 61 Holland Street while all around it great 21st century monoliths were being constructed. [...]

Site Unseen: All Saints Fitzrovia

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building that you might have passed without noticing, in the past they have ranged from a modernist car park; a penguin pool; to a [...]

Angel Delight

It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it. When Waddington’s bought the rights to Monopoly from American games manufacturer Parker Brothers in 1935 the positions on the English version of the iconic board [...]