1900-1918

J Lyons Café

61 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1910Architect: J. Lyons & Co. Works Department (probably)Location: Fleet StreetListing: not listed This building was first established as a Lyons Café and the design, though not specified in available sources is very likely by the internal… Read More »J Lyons Café

Norwich Union Insurance

leading to Sergeants’ Inn Court 49-50 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1911-1912Architect:  Jack McMullen BrooksLocation: Fleet StreetListing: Grade II (1977) The north-facing aspect of this grand Edwardian building is a good example of a facade that establishes a dignified, cohesive and symmetric… Read More »Norwich Union Insurance

Lloyd’s Avenue House

6 Lloyd’s Avenue, EC3Built: 1902Architect: B. Emmanuel (T. Collcutt as consultant)Location:  Aldgate and Fenchurch Street eastListing:  Grade II (1997) This building is an interesting study in classical legibility, unity and subordination of elements. The building is divided into five bays… Read More »Lloyd’s Avenue House

Scottish Provident

1-6 Lombard Street, EC3Built: 1905-8 – modified 1915Architect: Dunn & Watson, W. Curtis GreenLocation: Lombard StreetListing: Grade II (1977) While the address reads Lombard Street, physically, this building is more a continuation of the impressive parade of grand early 20th… Read More »Scottish Provident

Royal Insurance Building

24-28 Lombard Street, EC3 Built: 1912 Architect: Gordon & Gunton Location: Lombard Street Listing: Grade II (1974) As is usually the case in Lombard Street, a number of buildings and tenants have succeeded each other on this site. For instance,… Read More »Royal Insurance Building

London Wall Buildings

5 London Wall, EC2Built: 1901-02Architect:  Gordon & GuntonLocation: Finsbury Circus Listing: Grade II (1997) Like Salisbury House, next door, London Wall Buildings (also known as 1-5 London Wall) is a very large, speculative office development from the turn of the… Read More »London Wall Buildings

Salisbury House

29-31 Finsbury Circus, EC2Built: 1899-1901Architect:  Davis & EmmanuelLocation: Finsbury CircusListing: Grade II (1997) Salisbury House was built as a speculative office development to a design by the prolific firm of Davis & Emmanuel.  This very large Y-shaped edifice was planned… Read More »Salisbury House

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

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