Fleet Street

Thomas Cook

  • 1870-1900
now Ludgate House 107-111 Fleet Street, EC4 Built: 1872-73 – extended 1906 Architect: Horace Gundy Location: Fleet Street Listing: not listed The former office of Thomas Cook are a good example of high-Victorian use of applied sculptural ornament to relieve… Read More »Thomas Cook

Goslings & Sharpe

18-19 Fleet Street, EC4 Built: 1898-99 Architect:  A. C. Blomfield Location: Fleet Street Listing: Grade II (1972) One of a trio of private bank headquarters extant on Fleet Street, this building, like Hoare’s and Child’s, replaced an earlier, plainer one.… Read More »Goslings & Sharpe

Hoare’s Bank

37 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1829-30Architect:  Charles ParkerLocation: Fleet StreetListing: Grade II* (1954) Of the trio of private bank headquarters with a long history of presence on Fleet Street, the only one to remain in its original ownership is Hoare &… Read More »Hoare’s Bank

Child’s Bank

1 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1878-1880Architect:  John GibsonLocation: Fleet StreetListing: Grade II* (1970) Sir Francis Child joined Robert Blanchard in the 1660s and moved their operations to this location by 1673, eventually taking over the company and renaming it after himself. … Read More »Child’s Bank

Bank of England Branch

194 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1886-1888Architect:  Sir Arthur BlomfieldLocation: Fleet StreetListing: Grade II (1972) From 1888 to 1975, this purpose-built renaissance-style palazzo housed the Law Courts branch of the Bank of England.  The overall articulation of the building is complex, with… Read More »Bank of England Branch

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

The Scotsman

63 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1921-1922Architect: Frank Matcham & CoLocation: Fleet StreetListing: not listed The eastern corner of Fleet and Bouverie streets is graced by the remaining portion of a building which formerly occupied both Nos 63 and 65, but where… Read More »The Scotsman

Bouverie House

154-160 Fleet Street, EC4 Built: 1924-1926 Architect:  Campbell-Jones, Sons & Smithers Location: Fleet Street Listing: not listed The prominence of Fleet Street as a location ensures that a great variety of stylistic fashions is visible within a few blocks. Bouverie… Read More »Bouverie House

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