: ' London’s buildings'

Building site lines

Ask Londoners what their favourite building would be and they’ll probably say St. Paul’s Cathedral. With this in mind the capital’s favourite has been protected by a series of sightlines for decades. During its construction I [...]

A pilgrim returned

Nestled in a Kent valley is one of the most romantic houses to be found near London. Situated just outside the M25 near the charmingly named hamlet of Ivy Hatch, this substantial property is virtually unseen [...]

Alhambra House

With its constant traffic jam, when travelling north along Charing Cross Road you have plenty of time to look at the landscape. One has always puzzled me, for this uninspired building has a very exotic [...]

10 Trinity Square

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. For a building as huge as 10 Trinity Square it is only when you see it [...]

The Old Aero Works

The Spitfire has been attributed to saving England from imminent invasion by Germany in the early years of World War II. Those brave pilots success has been attributed to the aircraft they had at their command, one [...]

London has no edges

It’s only when reaching the central core you realise the structure’s uniqueness, for running up its centre is a lift that is only means of reaching the viewing platform, and the only viable way of escaping [...]

Secret Spaces

When Google chose a location to launch Secret Spaces, an opportunity to allow access to their favourite places on Google Maps throughout London, they couldn’t have selected a more iconic – or secret – space than [...]

Alaska Building

Once the haunt of ‘clerks, shavers, blubberers, fleshers, dyers, tubbers and top-hatted wing-collared aproned craftsmen’, only the entrance gates with a carving of a seal remains of the old factory, a company which once employed about [...]

Cumberland Gate Lodge

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. Cumberland Gate Lodge on North Carriage Drive must rank as London’s most nomadic building. Designed by [...]

Waterlow Park Lodge

Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing although Waterlow Park Lodge cannot be described as hidden being one of the most prominent buildings [...]