100 days of London: Roundup 11-20
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Arding & Hobbs (now Debenhams) | Exotic colourway: Just down the road from Clapham Junction station, the Arding & Hobbs department store was built in 1885, and then rebuilt in 1909 after a fire. It now houses Debenhams. Perhaps an unexpected entry, to me this is a very distinct building in the area.
Big Ben | Sunshine colourway: By Big Ben, I'm referring to the Elizabeth Tower which houses The Great Bell and The Great Clock. A classic London landmark and instantly recognisable, the Tower was completed in 1859. A joy to do, this design is one of my favourites so far.
Bywater St | Jewel colourway: Bywater St is in Chelsea, and another pretty street in London full of beautifully painted houses, from neutrals to pastels to brights.
Carnaby St | Exotic colourway: Carnaby St really became famous in the 1960s, seen as very hip and trendy. I wanted to bring a slightly retro flavour to this design, and echo a place full of colour.
Battersea Power Station | Midnight colourway: Now a great and much loved icon of the London skyline, Battersea was formed of two power stations that were joined together. The first was built in the 1930s, and the second completed in the 1950s and now is at the heart of the Nine Elms development.
Covent Garden (Punch & Judy) | Sunshine colourway: A popular and buzzing area, this is the view facing the Punch & Judy pub, which was built in 1787. A listed building, the balcony has great views overlooking the street performers.
City Hall | Sunset colourway: Part of the More London development, City Hall was designed by Foster + Partners. A distinctive shape to reduce heat building up inside the glass building during warm months, and to reduce heat escaping during the winter.
Royal Festival Hall | Jewel colourway: A Grade I listed building, the Royal Festival Hall was opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain. It's a key building along the Southbank.
Buckingham Palace | Sunshine colourway: One of my favourite walks in London takes in Green Park, Buckingham Palace and then through to St James's Park, and in the summer, it is beautiful when you see it from the top of the park, through all the immaculate gardens. You can find out more about the history of the building through the Royal Collection Trust here.
30 St Mary Axe - The Gherkin | Dawn colourway: A distinctive skyscraper on the London skyline, The Gherkin opened in 2004, designed by Norman Foster and Arup.