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Britannic House

also known as Lutyens House 1 Finsbury Circus, EC2Built: 1921-25Architect: Sir Edwin Landseer LutyensLocation: Finsbury CircusListing: Grade II* (1950) Erected at the NW corner of the Circus, Britannic House occupies the site of 14 smaller pre-existing buildings. Because part of… Read More »Britannic House

Atlas Assurance

3 King Street and 92 Cheapside, EC2Built: 1834-36Architect:  Thomas HopperLocation: Cheapside & PoultryListing: Grade II (1972) Atlas Assurance was founded in 1808  to transact life and fire insurance business and was absorbed by Royal Exchange Assurance in 1959. For much… Read More »Atlas Assurance

Midland Bank Building

former headquarters of the Midland Bank 27-35 Poultry and 5 Prince’s Street, EC2Built: 1924-39Architect:  Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens Location: Cheapside & PoultryListing: Grade I (1972) Considered one of Lutyens’ best formal corporate designs, the headquarters of Midland Bank, like its… Read More »Midland Bank Building

Cheapside & Poultry

The uninterrupted street that bears the name Poultry at its eastern end and Cheapside at the western one marks the border between Cheap and Cordwainer wards, which in the Middle Ages were the wealthiest commercial districts of the City. Together… Read More »Cheapside & Poultry

King Edward Building

1 King Edward Street, EC1Built: 1907-1910Architect:  Sir Henry TannerLocation: AldersgateListing: Grade II* (1974) The site of this building long hosted Christ’s Hospital, founded by King Edward VI in 1552, later adding a school of long-established City tradition (moved to Essex… Read More »King Edward Building

London Shipping Exchange

former London Shipping Exchange 19/21 Billiter Street, EC3 Built: 1865 Architect: Edward Ellis Location: Aldgate and Fenchurch Street east Listing: Grade II (1972) Billiter Street runs between Fenchurch Street and Leadenhall Street, in the heart of the insurance district.  There… Read More »London Shipping Exchange

Coronation House

4 Lloyd’s Avenue, EC3 Built: 1902 Design: B. Emmanuel (Collcutt as consultant) Location: Aldgate and Fenchurch Street east Listing: not listed The modern Lloyd’s Register of Shipping building, designed by Richard Rogers, rises partly on the former footprint of this… Read More »Coronation House

Lloyd’s Register

71 Fenchurch Street and 2 Lloyd’s Avenue, EC3 Built: 1899-1901Architect: Thomas E. Collcutt Location: Aldgate and Fenchurch Street eastListing: Grade II* (1972) Relative to the scale of this building – three main storeys not counting the mansard roof – the… Read More »Lloyd’s Register

Dixon House

72-75 Fenchurch Street and 1 Lloyd’s Avenue, EC3Built: 1900-1901Design: Davis & EmmanuelLocation: Aldgate and Fenchurch Street eastListing: Grade II (1972) Dixon House, like several other buildings in this area seems to have been destined from the start for multiple tenancy, as… Read More »Dixon House