Where is it?…#46

October 12, 2012

The latest in the series in which we ask you to identify where in London this picture was taken and what it’s of. If you think you can identify this picture, leave a comment below. We’ll reveal the answer early next week. Good luck!

Well done to Carol Stanley – this is indeed located at 20 Eastcheap in the City of London. The building on the facade of which this relief of a camel train sits was formerly the offices of Peek Bros & Co, dealers in tea, coffee and spices. Peek House was built in 1883 after the previous structure, along with others on this side of Eastcheap, was demolished to make way for the Underground’s Metropolitan Line. The picture was carved by William Theed the Younger, who also sculpted the Africa group – including camel – on the Albert Memorial.

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2 Responses to “Where is it?…#46”

  1. carolstanley Says:

    I’ve seen this over a doorway on Eastcheap, but I don’t know (or can’t remember) what it represents.


  2. not at all sure. Could it be one of the Guilds? I’d say Grocers Company.

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