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Eastcheap Buildings

19-21 Eastcheap, EC3Built:  1881Architect:  Charles Reilly Sr.Location:  EastcheapListing:  Not listed Built for the Draper’s Company as a speculative office development, this complex achieves a medium scale without being penalised by any undue heaviness. Like several corner buildings on this street,… Read More »Eastcheap Buildings

King William House

2a Eastcheap, EC3Built:  1910-11Architect:  Frank SherrinLocation:  EastcheapListing:  Grade II  (1977) Though rather modest in size and prominence, this relatively rare Edwardian addition to the Eastcheap streetscape is worth a mention.  Buildings of England characterises it as “friendly Free Jacobean” which… Read More »King William House


Eastcheap, from ‘east market’ in early English, is a relative toponym, as opposed to Cheapside, which was the westerly market location within the City of London. The Eastcheap placename is first recorded in the 11th century.  Late medieval London chroniclers… Read More »Eastcheap

Corn Exchange Chambers

2 Seething Lane, EC3Built:  1859Architect:  Edward l’AnsonLocation:  Tower HillListing:  Grade II  (1972) An early Victorian survivor in a much-changed part of the City, the Corn Exchange Chambers were built as speculative offices and named for the Corn Exchange, in nearby… Read More »Corn Exchange Chambers

General Steam Navigation Co.

15 Trinity Square, EC3Built:  1908-09Architect:  Edward Blakeway l’AnsonLocation:  Tower HillListing:  Not listed The General Steam Navigation Co. erected a headquarters on Trinity Square in 1909.  The building was heightened by two stories and extended at the back to Muscovy Street… Read More »General Steam Navigation Co.

Trinity House

Trinity Square, EC3Built:  1793-96, additions and repair 1952-53Architect:  Samuel Wyatt   (1952-53 work: Sir Albert Edward Richardson)Location:  Tower HillListing:  Grade I  (1950) Samuel was James Wyatt’s less ‘artistic’ but technically very proficient brother and this particular edifice, both in plan and… Read More »Trinity House

Tower Hill

(and Tower Ward) Tower Hill and the surrounding Tower Ward take their name from “the most celebrated fortress in Great Britain”: The Tower of London.  Note that the Tower itself lies just outside the boundary of the City of London,… Read More »Tower Hill

British Linen Bank

37-38 Threadneedle Street, EC2Built:  1902-1903Architect:  John Macvicar AndersonLocation:  Threadneedle StreetListing:  Grade II  (1972) Between 1725 and 1900, this was the location of a large building known as South Sea House, headquarters of the eponymous South Sea Company.  Rebuilt-after a fire… Read More »British Linen Bank