Francis & Francis

National Discount Co.

33-35 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1858Architect:  Frederic John Francis and Horace FrancisLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1972) Faced entirely in Portland stone and benefiting from none of the chromatic enhancements of buildings further East on Cornhill, the former National Discount Company headquarters rely… Read More »National Discount Co.

Credit Lyonnais

39-40 Lombard Street, EC3Built: 1866-68Architect: Frederic John Francis and Horace FrancisLocation: Lombard StreetListing: Grade II (1975) This decorative tour de force is a precursor to later Edwardian exuberance but the balanced scale and sure handling of the abundant detail ensure… Read More »Credit Lyonnais