Tag: architecture

Exterior of Malmaison Hotel on Charterhouse Square

19th June 2023

The Architecture of Charterhouse Square: Malmaison Hotel

Standing next to the medieval gate of the Charterhouse, the Edwardian-built Malmaison Hotel is a striking building. Along with the art-deco grandeur of Florin Court, the hotel is one of the more impressive modern buildings facing onto Charterhouse Square. Nos. 18-21 (where the Malmaison is situated)... continue

Front view of Florin court

8th June 2023

The Architecture of Charterhouse Square: Florin Court

Charterhouse Square is a microcosm of London’s diverse and multi-layered architectural history.  Ranging from medieval to Georgian to Victorian to Edwardian to the modern, it encapsulates the rich tapestry of a neighbourhood right on the edge of the City of London. One of the most distinctive and... continue

The Charterhouse on Screen

19th September 2017

The Charterhouse on Screen

Did you know several prominent films and TV programmes have been shot at the Charterhouse in recent years, including Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, Poirot and Taboo? Can you spot your favourite show below? 1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) A writer forms an unexpected bond with... continue

Ian Nairn on the Charterhouse

20th January 2015

Ian Nairn on the Charterhouse

Ian Douglas Nairn (24 August 1930 – 14 August 1983) was a British architectural critic and topographer.  In 1955, he established his reputation with a special issue of the Architectural Review called Outrage, and went on to create around 30 films for the BBC, including Nairn’s North, Nairn’s... continue

Nikolaus Pevsner on the Charterhouse

9th January 2015

Nikolaus Pevsner on the Charterhouse

Nikolaus Pevsner was a German-born British scholar of history of art and, particularly, of history of architecture. He is best known for his 46-volume series of county-by-county guides The Buildings of England (1951–74), which includes London Volume Two: Except the Cities of London and Westminster.... continue

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