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Under the river, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Designed by Alexander Binnie, an engineer who was also responsible for the Blackwall Tunnel and Vauxhall Bridge, the Greenwich foot tunnel connects Greenwich on the south bank to…

St Andrews Place

It has probably the closest concentration of Grade I listed buildings by different architects in the whole of London. John Nash, the leading Regency architect and friend of…

Portland Mews, Soho

Entering from D’Arblay Street, the first thing you notice is an old “ghost” sign for R N Cattle & Son Limited. Mr Cattle and his colleagues were woodworkers. The…

Bateman Street, Soho

I seem to be getting mildly obsessed by the origin of street names in Soho. This one, Bateman Street, which connects Dean Street to Greek Street was named…

Rippon Newsagent, 88 Dean Street

I must walk past this place half a dozen times each week but have only just noticed that it has been tarted up. Rippon’s Newsagent is on Dean Street…

Albury Street, Deptford

The walk along Creek Road from Greenwich to Deptford offers little of architectural interest until you cross Deptford Church Street and a passage leads you to a cobbledside…

The Serpentine Pavilion 2017

For the last seventeen years, the Serpentine Gallery has spent a small fortune commissioning and then building a structure in its front garden. A different architect is chosen…

The court of Soho’s original bricklayer

Tyler’s Court connects Wardour Street to Berwick Street; the picture above was taken in Berwick Street. This part of Soho was developed on rural land acquired by a…

A Paragon of virtue at Blackheath

The man who designed the Paragon was “just” a commercial architect, and the son of a commercial architect to boot, who needed to scratch a living from his…

The view from Platform 9, London Bridge Station

I think I’ve found the best place in South London  to gaze upon the majestic Shard. Platform 9 of the hugely and impressively  revamped London Bridge railway station…