Where-is-it--#79

Can you identify where in London this picture was taken? If you think you can, leave a comment below. We’ll reveal the answer next week. Good luck!

This bronze sculpture is indeed located in Spitalfields. Named A Pear and A Fig, the still life was created by Ali Grant in 2006 and installed in Bishops Square just outside the western end of Spitalfields Market. There’s a suggestion it has been moved – we’ll endeavour to confirm that!

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Where-is-it--#78

Can you identify where in London this picture was taken (and what it represents)? If you think you can, leave a comment below. We’ll reveal the answer early next week. Good luck!

These space invaders are located on the ground at the entrance to St Dunstan’s Court, just off the north side of Fleet Street. The plaque commemorates the role new computer technologies played in the demise of the traditional Fleet Street printing process. It’s one of a series of eight plaques referring to aspects of the printing industry located at the entrance to courts.

Where is it? #72…

November 1, 2013

Where-is-it--#72

Can you identify where in London this picture was taken and what it’s of? If you think you can, leave a comment below. We’ll reveal the answer early next week. Good luck!

Well done to Jameson, this is indeed the steeple of the church of St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, located in Bermondsey Street. The first record of the church dates from about 1290 when the church belonged to the Prior and Convent of Bermondsey, although a church did apparently exist some time prior. The current building largely dates from around 1690.

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We’re taking a break this week at Exploring London but we couldn’t resist posting a Where is it? for you. Can you identify where in London this picture was taken and what it’s of? If you think you can, leave a comment below. We’ll reveal the answer late this week. Good luck!

Sorry for the delay in getting the answer over. And well done to those who correctly named this as being at Guy’s Hospital in Southwark. Now a part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (and home to King’s College London’s School of Medicine), the hospital was originally founded by Sir Thomas Guy in 1721. The statue is indeed that of Viscount Nuffield, one of the hospital’s benefactors. Keep an eye out of our upcoming entry on Sir Thomas as part of our ‘Famous Londoners’ series.

Where is it? #25

April 20, 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 Charlotte, Sean and Jameson – this is, of course, a picture of the Horniman Conservatory located at the rear of the Horniman Museum located in Forest Hill in London’s south-east.

While the eclectic museum has its own fascinating story (see our earlier post here), so too does the conservatory. It was built in 1894 at the family home of the museum’s founder – wealthy merchant, philanthropist and MP Frederick John Horniman – located at Coombe Cliff in Croydon.

The Grade II listed cast iron and glass building was relocated to its current site by English Heritage in the late 1980s. It can now be hired out for private functions including weddings.

Interestingly, the gardens surrounding the Horniman are currently undergoing a £2.3 million revamp and will be fully reopened later this year. We’ll have more on that at a later date…