I took a trip to take some snaps of 55 Broadway... a magnificent Art Deco building overlooking St James's Park in London.
Designed by Charles Holden and built between 1927 and 1929 as the new HQ for the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL), which was the main forerunner of London Underground who still use the building today.
Many of the sculptures featured on the facade are by famous artists such as: Eric Aumonier, Henry Moore, Jacob Epstein and Eric Gill.
|An original 1930s Roundel UndergrounD sign|
|It's a bit grubby, but still beautiful|
|Look closely, even the gutters have the Underground Roundell, with the date of completion in the centre-1929|
|A stylish entrance. Oh how I'd love to have a look around. They had an open day this year, it sold out in seconds|
|Stylish and functional|
I've been told the interior is just as impressive, and that there were stair cases leading directly from St. Jame's Park Underground platform into the offices. The main exit that's still used today pretty much lands you straight into the reception area (great if it's raining and you don't want to ruin your hair! Such a wonderful building, with a great past.