London – some favourite Art Deco

This post doesn’t do justice to Art Deco in London in any way, it’s just somewhere for me to put some photos of places that I like. My map is here.

BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, Marylebone

Daily Express Building, 120 Fleet Street

This art deco window has been tacked on to the old Criterion Theatre. It’s at the back, on the corner where Coventry Street meets Haymarket. If you look up you’ll see the sculpture of the Daughters of Helios or Three Graces. The installation dates from 1992 but works really well with the deco pedestal.

Florin Court, 6-9 Charterhouse Square, Barbican

Florin Court was built in 1936. It featured in a TV series in the 1990s as the home of Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot.

I love the beautiful curves of the facade.

Trinity Court, 254 Grays Inn Road, Holborn

I used to live here for a short while in the 90s. The lift is one of those old ones with concertina cage doors. It was used in the film Mona Lisa in a scene where a knifeman is running up the stairs outside the lift and trying to stab the person inside through the gaps in the lift cage!

I loved living in the flat, it was so well-designed, and in such a good location as well.

This post will be added to in the future…

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