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

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

Royal Exchange Buildings

2 Royal Exchange Buildings, EC2 Built: 1906-1910Architect:  Sir Ernest George & Alfred YeatesLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1997) The Royal Exchange Buildings are separated from the East side of the Royal Exchange by a broad pedestrianised passage, featuring several monuments. Fountains,… Read More »Royal Exchange Buildings

Scottish Equitable Assurance

13-14 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1910Architect:  James Glen GibsonLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II (1998) This is an interesting building not least because of its tall, narrow proportions and its transitional classical style. The two-storey base is composed of rather tall ground floor and… Read More »Scottish Equitable Assurance

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: Barrow 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