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Architecture of London

11 November 2013

1845 – Board of Trade, Treasury Buildings, Whitehall, London

Architect: Charles Barry In 1824 plans by Sir John Soane were approved for a new building, to accommodate the Board of Trade and the Privy Council Office, with a frontage to Whitehall extending...

11 December 2012

1845 – Conservative Club, St. James St., London

Architect: George Basevi & Sydney Smirke The Conservative Club was a London gentlemen’s club, now dissolved, which was established in 1840. In 1950 it merged with the Bath Club, and was disbanded in...

11 December 2012

1848 – St. Peter’s Church, Great Windmill St., London

Architect: Raphael Brandon Raphael Brandon was a leading architecture writer and perhaps a less successful architect. With his brother, they jointly produced a series of three works on Early English ecclesiastical architecture that...

11 December 2012

1851 – Army & Navy Club, Pall Mall, London

Architect: Parnell & Smith The club was founded by Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Barnes (1776–1838) in 1837 with membership open to officers of the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. After a limited...

01 April 2011

1852 – Guy’s Hospital, Southwark, London

The hospital was founded in 1721 by Thomas Guy (1644/45–27 December 1724), as a hospital to treat “incurables” discharged from St Thomas’ Hospital. Guy had been a Governor and benefactor of St Thomas’...

24 January 2012

1852 – Holloway Prison, London

Architect: James Bunstone Bunning Originally constructed by the City of London at a cost of £92,650. Holloway was opened in 1852 as a mixed prison, but due to growing demand for space for...

11 March 2013

1856 – Carlton Club, Pall Mall, London

Architect: Sydney Smirke The Carlton Club was founded in 1832, as a party political organisation. By 1835 its wealth and standing were such that it was able to occupy new premises on Pall...

27 November 2013

1857 – Deane & Woodward Design for Foreign Office, London

Architect: Deane & Woodward Fourth prize design in architectural competition for the Foreign Department, which won Deane & Woodward a premium of £200.

31 January 2014

1857 – Unsuccessful Designs for Foreign & War Office, London

Architect: George Edmund Street / Coe & Hofland / Banks & Barry / Buxton & Habershon / Pritchard & Seddon / Henry Garling / Cuthbert Brodrick The Foreign and Commonwealth Office building originally...