Tour Locations | Historical Pubs of London: A Tipply Trundle Through Liquid History
Art Deco Architecture
Stop on this corner and enjoy the majestic view across the street of shame to take in some of the finest art deco architecture in London. Just to your right the shiny black building clad in Vitrolite and chromium is the old Daily Express building, with the nickname of the "Black Lubyanka". Gaze uphill to the left and you'll see the old Daily Telegraph headquarters replete with magnificent Egyptian starburst clock hanging from it's facade. The building looks more like the Daily Planet in Superman and you almost expect Clark Kent to burst forth in search of the nearest phonebox! Both buildings certainly serve as a reminder of the money and power that flowed into Fleet Street during the the early 20th century.
Let's cross over in the direction of these buildings, using the handy traffic island opposite Mersey House. We'll then turn left uphill, passing the starburst clock and head in search of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.