Pictured above is the old General Market at Smithfields Market, part of a complex of fine Victorian buildings scheduled for demolition.
Despite much local campaigning and appeals from English Heritage, developers want to smash it down and replace it with a bland 7-storey office block.
A walk around Clerkenwell
Clerkenwell’s a great area to walk about (even if it is pissing down), full of nooks and crannies and quirky old buildings. I’ll be doing another walk soon.
The Mystery of Red Cow Yard
There’s not a lot to look at here, but what is the red cow that this Clerkenwell street is named after?
Secret St Pancras
Urban explorer extraordinaire Paul Holmes has managed to sneak his camera into sealed off areas of the marvellous St Pancras/Midland Hotel, which is currently undergoing restoration.
Check out the photos and story here: Mission #17: ‘Meet me at St Pancras’
Return of the Penny Dreadful
Chris Roberts leads the revival of these damned Victorian novels!