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Thomas More

Thomas More

Cheyne Walk seems on the face of it a surprising place to see this striking statue of Sir Thomas More, the Chancellor who dared to defy Henry VIII in his plan to marry Anne Boleyn, and paid the ultimate price. Erected in 1969, it marks the fact that More was a Chelsea...
The Blackfriar Pub

The Blackfriar Pub

This quirky little pub sits on the corner of Queen Victoria Street and New Bridge Street and always makes me smile when I drive past. The Art Nouveau wedge shaped building occupies the site of the old Blackfriars Dominican Friary, which stood here from 1217 to 1538....
The Michelin Building

The Michelin Building

This highly decorated Art deco building on the corner of Fulham Road comes as a lovely surprise. Built for the Michelin Company in 1911, what a sight it must have been! Classy tyre fitting bays at the front and over 30,000 tyres stored in the basement brought up by...
The George Inn

The George Inn

The last of London’s galleried pubs, they don’t come more historic than the George Inn. Originally there would have been numerous coaching Inns along Borough High Street, with travellers stopping on their way to the City to water their horses and get a bed...
St. Olave’s Church

St. Olave’s Church

St Olave’s Church on the corner of Seething Lane and Hart Street, is one of the few medieval churches in the City of London to survive the Fire of London, though fail to escape the Blitz, having to be extensively restored. Samuel Pepys who lived nearby was a...