Note: I spent the last week of August in London. Visiting London gives a sense of the cityscape. In this post I’ll delve into London Architecture.
Georgian (1714-1830). When I visit London, I stay in Bloomsbury, an area chock full of Georgian architecture.
The hotel where I stay, the Grange White Hall on Montague Street, is adjacent to Bedford Square. The buildings in the neighborhood are low, not more than 5-stories.
Here’s Woburn Walk, a short pedestrian lane in Bloomsbury.
In sum, Bloomsbury has a lot of painted white brick terraced buildings with black wrought-iron fences and decorations.
Mid-17th – Early-18th Century. The Age of Christopher Wren
After the London Fire, architect Christopher Wren rebuilt some 52 churches.
St. Paul’s Cathedral is considered to be his masterpiece.
Here’s a view of St. Paul’s from the Millennium Bridge, a pedestrian walkway across the Thames.
Behind me, on the south bank of the Thames, is the New Tate Modern museum.
Inigo Jones was the first architect to introduce the classical architecture of Rome and the Italian Renaissance to Britain.
Here’s another St. Paul’s, this one by Jones:
There are a couple of contenders for the oldest surviving house in London, which is to say they escaped the Great Fire, and they’re both on Cloth Fair, a street in City of London:
See also: London Blogs
This post was written by Julie Tetel Andresen