Tag: Fitzrovia

Canals were the future once, too

When a young David Cameron first faced veteran Tony Blair as Leader of the Opposition at Prime Minister’s Question Time in 2005, he famously scored a withering put…

Black and white story

This extrovert building was put up in Langham Street in 1901, at the very end of Victoria ‘s reign, as a Nurses Home. It was designed by A.E….

The Pither place on Mortimer Street

Fitzrovia has so many striking buildings that you can become blind to the splendours that surround you as you walk around it. I must have walked past this place…

Warren Mews

A mews is a marvellous London thing. In the old days, before the invention of the internal combustion engine, large houses shared a sliver of local land in…

The clown’s hat

This picture has been taken from an unusual angle. In the words of the now much-reviled Rolf Harris, can you see what it is yet? It is the…

Newman Arms: Arvow Den-nowydh

I thought it was Welsh initially when they re-did the sign to the pub which had recently closed, but no. It’s Cornish. Not everyone approves of the addition…

From manufactory to gallery in Fitzrovia: T J Boultings and Sons

I love Fitzrovia; the area and the word. It’s named after Fitzroy Square*, a beautiful Georgian Square at its heart which was pedestrianised in the 1970’s and now…

Post Office Towering over London

On a hot summers day looking like Dr Who’s sonic screwdriver.