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Rock Life Assurance

15 New Bridge Street, EC4Built: 1908-1909Architect:  See note (*)Location: New Bridge StreetListing: Grade II   (1974) Between the graceful, Georgian Bridewell Hospital Gatehouse (N. 14) and the more ornate Victorian London Missionary Society (N. 16-18) rises an elegant facade, at N.… Read More »Rock Life Assurance

Unilever House

100 Victoria Embankment, EC4Built: 1930-32Architect:  James Lomax-Simpson and Burnet, Tait & PartnersLocation: New Bridge Street and Victoria EmbankmentListing: Grade II   (1977) This imposing building occupies a prominent location as New Bridge Street curves towards and into Victoria Embankment, facing Blackfriars… Read More »Unilever House

City of London School for Boys

60 Victoria Embankment, EC4Built: 1880-1882Architect:  Davis & EmanuelLocation: Victoria EmbankmentListing: Grade II   (1969) This breath-taking building is the second (of three) homes for the City of London’s School for Boys.  Its compositional arrangement, its overall quality and its riverside location‒… Read More »City of London School for Boys

Bridewell Gatehouse

14 New Bridge Street, EC4Built: 1802-1808Architect:  James LewisLocation: New Bridge StreetListing: Grade II*   (1950) In the middle ages and early modern era, two major complexes defined the area circumscribed by Fleet Street to the north, Temple Inn to the west… Read More »Bridewell Gatehouse

Guildhall School of Music

4 John Carpenter Street & 1 Tallis Street, EC4Built: 1885-87Architect:  Sir Horace Jones, extension by Andrew MurrayLocation: Bridewell Listing: Grade II   (1980) Founded in 1880 the Guildhall School of Music and Drama has grown from 62 students to roughly 1,000… Read More »Guildhall School of Music

Argus Printing Co.

now Victoria House 23-27 Tudor Street& 8-10 Temple Avenue, EC4Built: 1896-1897Architect:  Charles Valentine Hunter Location: WhitefriarsListing: Grade II   (1997) In stylistic terms, this building borders on eclectic historicism and it is a good example of a recurring issue we face… Read More »Argus Printing Co.

Telephone House

2-4 Temple Avenue & 40 Victoria Embankment, EC4Built: 1898-1902Architect:  Albert Nelson Bromley Location: Whitefriars ‒ Victoria EmbankmentListing: Grade II   (1972) This building is one of several, in the UK, known as Telephone House.  It extends along a full block of… Read More »Telephone House