Bus route 249 from Clapham Common via Tooting Bec Station to Anerley in London, UK

London, UK, images; travel, tourism, living and working in London, commuting; public transport; directions, connection, schedule; Underground, overground, National Rail, station, bus stops; best route; bus route 249 from Clapham Common to Anerley Station and vice versa

Public transport in London, UK
Public transport in London, UK

Bus route 249: Clapham Common Station – Clapham South Station – Balham Station – Tooting Bec Station –  St Anselm’s Church – Streatham High Road – Norwood, Crown Point – Upper Norwood – Crystal Palace, Anerley Hill – Anerley Station

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Christopher Wren churches in London, UK: St Martin within Ludgate

London, UK, images; places of worship, churches; architecture; famous architects; Sir Christopher Wren

St Martin within Ludgate , 40 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DE

Nearest Underground Station: St Paul’s

The entrance of St Martin within Ludgate, London, UK
The entrance of St Martin within Ludgate, London, UK
The steeple of St Martin within Ludgate viewed from St Paul's
The steeple of St Martin within Ludgate viewed from St Paul’s 
Information displayed outside the entrance of St Martin within Ludgate
Information displayed next to the entrance of St Martin within Ludgate

St Martin within Ludgate has been the site of a Dominican (Blackfriars) monastery including the church dedicated to St Martin of Tours since at least medieval times; after the Reformation & take-over it was  destroyed during the Great Fire of London and subsequently rebuilt (architect: Sir Christopher Wren)

Other fascinating buildings by Sir Christopher Wren

– St James’s Church, Piccadilly

– The Royal Hospital Chelsea

– St Paul’s Cathedral 

 -St Mary Aldermary  Church, Watling Street

– Charles Dickens worshipped here: St George the Martyr Church

 

 

 

Skyscrapers in London, UK: The City’s Stock Exchange Tower

London, UK, images; architecture, modern architecture, skyscrapers

Stock Exchange Tower, 125 Old Broad Street; height: 100 metres, 26 storeys; former headquarters of the Stock Exchange in London’s City (the financial district), which was originally opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1972

125 Old Broad Street, Stock Exchange Tower, London, UK
125 Old Broad Street, Stock Exchange Tower, London, UK

Today, 125 Old Broad Street (London EC2N 1AR) offers luxury serviced offices, conference rooms, board rooms and world-class interview rooms in the heart of London’s business district

More skyscrapers

30 St Mary Axe (The Swiss Re Headquarters)

A close-up of the Strata skyscraper, Elephant & Castle

 

New properties in London, UK: “Parliament House”

London, UK, images; London SE1, Lambeth, Albert Embankment, Black Prince Road; near the former London Fire Brigade HQ (pictured), Salamanca Tower and the former Hampton House site the new Parliament House is now completed; a 23 storey building, 76,95m tall, 101 flats including penthouse apartments sporting stunning 360 degree views over London; address: 81 Black Prince Road, SE1 7SZ

Parliament House, (the white building next to the former London Fire Brigade Headquarters)
Parliament House, (the white building next to the former London Fire Brigade Headquarters)

Shurgard Self Storage Staples Corner

 

Bus route 41 from Archway Station to Tottenham Hale Station in London, UK

“Funding an illegal drugs habit” in London

London, UK, images; travel, tourism, living and working in London, commuting; public transport; directions, connection, schedule; Underground, overground, National Rail, station, bus stops; direct route; bus route 41 from Archway Station to Tottenham Hale Station and vice versa

Public transport in London, UK
Public transport in London, UK

Bus route 41: Archway Station – Hornsey Rise, Beaumont Rise – Crouch End Broadway – Turnpike Lane Station  – West Green Road, Philip Lane – Seven Sisters Station – Tottenham Hale Station

Grade I-listed buildings in London, UK: The German Embassy

London, UK, images; architecture; Grade I-listed residence, completed in 1825, Greco-Roman Style; stone bottle balustrades, cantilever balconies, wrought iron balustrades

The German Embassy, London, UK
The German Embassy, London, UK

Address: German Embassy, 23 Belgrave Square/Chesham Place, London SW1X 8PZ; nearest Underground Station/public transport: Victoria Station or Sloane Square Station

Changes in the air: The Mayfair site of the American Embassy, London, UK

London, UK, images; buildings and architecture

US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 1LQ

Nearest Underground Station: Marble Arch Station

The present US Embassy in London, UK
The present US Embassy in London, UK

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People queuing for visa applications at the US embassy, London, UK
People queuing for visa applications at the US embassy, London, UK
The construction site of the new embassy (behind Battersea Power Station) viewed from Chelsea Bridge
The construction site of the new embassy (behind Battersea Power Station) viewed from Chelsea Bridge

The Embassy of the United States of America in London in the heart of Mayfair, a Modernist landmark designed by architect Eero Saarinen in 1960; as security does not meet legal requirements any longer, the embassy will move into a new, purpose-built complex by 2017 (a £650 million futuristic structure reminiscent of a glass cube east of the iconic Battersea Power Station)

In and around Mayfair

Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street