1870-1900

Eastcheap House

22-28 Eastcheap, EC3Built: 1885Architect: George EdwardsLocation: EastcheapListing: Not listed Located at the corner of Eastcheap and St Mary-at-Hill, next door to Peek House, this is a relatively modest building with little history associated with it.  Yet, it is a good… Read More »Eastcheap House

Peek House

20 Eastcheap, EC3Built: 1883-85Architect: Alexander PeeblesLocation: EastcheapListing: not listed Following the widening of Eastcheap, a number of new commercial premises were built on the south side of the street, including Peek House.  With its generous fenestration and simple massing this building… Read More »Peek House

14-16 Eastcheap

14-16 Eastcheap, EC3Built:  1890Architect:  not recordedLocation:  EastcheapListing:  not listed The available literature tells us little about the original client or architect for this fine, gabled building that spans a short block on Eastcheap.  Directory entries post-1890 show multiple occupancy and… Read More »14-16 Eastcheap

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

Oriental Bank Co.

40 Threadneedle Street, EC2Built:  not documented (but between 1845 and 1887)Architect:  not documentedLocation:  Threadneedle StreetListing:  Grade II  (1977) Squeezed between the Eagle Insurance and British Linen Bank buildings, at the entrance to Adam’s Court, stands an arcaded building with a… Read More »Oriental Bank Co.

Africa Banking Corporation

43-47 Threadneedle Street, EC2Built:  1890Architect:  T. H. SmithLocation:  Threadneedle StreetListing:  Grade II  (1977) In 1890, a consortium of major British banks (Lloyds, National Provincial, Westminster) together with the Standard Bank of South Africa established a new bank with headquarters in… Read More »Africa Banking Corporation

Billingsgate Market

16 Lower Thames Street, EC3Built:  1874-78Architect:  Sir Horace JonesLocation:  Lower Thames StreetListing:  Grade II (1980) The former home of Billingsgate Market presents two noble, elongated frontages along Lower Thames Street and, of course, the River Thames itself.  The external aspects,… Read More »Billingsgate Market

Leadenhall Market

89-90 Gracechurch Street, EC3   (also, numbering from 1 to 74 within the market)Built: 1880-1881Architect:  Sir Horace JonesLocation: between Leadenhall Street and Gracechurch StreetListing: Grade II*   (1972) The current Leadenhall Market is not so much a single building as a miniature… Read More »Leadenhall Market

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