Category Archives: /City-Bishopsgate

Fenchurch Street, 20

Above: The office block viewed from East Smithfield. This large office block is the ‘new kid on the block’. Its name is ’20 Fenchurch Street’ because – er, let me think – it stands at 20 Fenchurch Street. Its entrance … Continue reading

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Perceval (Public Art)

Above: The large piece of public art on show in Cullum Street. In a quaint back street in the City of London is one of the pieces of public art that makes up the 2018-19 season. Each year the City … Continue reading

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Leadenhall Building (Cheesegrater)

Above: Looking west in 2018 at a surprisingly traffic-free Leadenhall Street. The Leadenhall Building (with the sloping side) stands on the north side of Leadenhall Street, at the junction with St Mary Axe (Street). To the right can be seen … Continue reading

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Liverpool Street Station in 1938

Above: Painting by Grace Golden in 1938 entitled ‘Catching the 5.15’. Do you remember Liverpool Street Station before the 1990s? It was probably one of the ugliest station concourses in London. The station opened in 1874 and, while its architecture … Continue reading

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Beaver Weathervane in Bishopsgate

Above: Once to be seen with the sky behind it, the cupula and beaver-weathervane are now surrounded by high-rise offices. The view was taken using a zoom lens from Bishopsgate while standing outside the entrance to Liverpool Street Station. Although, until … Continue reading

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Halfpenny Surcharge on a letter from Norwich

Above: Steam engine depicted in the rubbed bricks on one of the walls at Liverpool Street Station. ‘Reminiscing the Past’ I don’t know how you rate the efficiency of the post where you live. Living in London, I would guess … Continue reading

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Black Horse in Bishopsgate

How many times recently have you ever seen a cart horse, a race horse or any other kind of horse in the City of London or even in Bishopsgate? While the above picture shows a statue of a horse (and … Continue reading

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