More strolling round Westminster of a lunchtime, on the way back from Pret (mine’s a Hoisin Duck wrap, a mango pot and diet coke, since you’re asking). I like finding pockets of the borough which are pretty much as they would have been in 1834 (except for the cars) …
First up, Lord North St, looking towards St John’s, Smith Square.
The St John’s parish engine was one of the first on the scene of the fire.
|Fancy railings outside well-to-do townhouse in
Lord North Street
|St John’s, Smith Square, famously known as “The Footstool”
because Queen Anne apocryphally kicked one over when asked
by the architect Thomas Archer what it should look like
(four towers at each corner sticking up in the air). Nice restaurant, too!
|More modest dwellings on Gayfere Street – I love the wonky
line of the windows and door frames of the terrace.