Tag: London architecture

  • 49 Cardinal Cap Alley, 51 and 52 Bankside

      Cardinal Cap Alley and Bankside are tucked between the Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern on London’s South Bank.  I was intrigued to read the plaque on number 49 which looks fairly convincing but it turns out it isn’t exactly true. The writer and historian Gillian Tindall delved into the history of this building […]

  • Denmark Place, Holloway Road

    Cowling and Wilcox on the Holloway Road sells a great range of sketch books. I’ve been filling one of them up with sketches in and around the Holloway Road.  I recently completed another stretch of this road – the part which is directly opposite Cowling and Wilcox. It’s another 1.8m long orginial which I have […]

  • Bathurst Mansions, Holloway Road, London N7

    This  extraordinary building can be found on the corner of Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road, London N7. The carved stonework high above the street caught my eye: There’s a lot of classical detail going on in here – a frieze of carved swags and tails, medallions of Green Men, pediments, cornices and elegantly carved […]

  • Match, Pie and Grill, Holloway Road

    Match, Pie and Grill, Holloway Road

    Feeling peckish before an Arsenal home game? Plenty of scope for refuelling on the corner of Holloway and Liverpool Road. Here’s the latest drawing in the Holloway Road series. There are two parts to this drawing, an odd assortment of buildings forming Piebury Corner and a row of three story red brick houses. It was […]