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The Churchill Gardens Estate, Pimlico

A Westminster City Council housing estate of the 1950s; winner of a Civic Trust Award in 2000 as the outstanding building scheme of the previous forty years.

The Ossulston Estate

An unusual, Modernist-style, council estate built by the London County Council in the late 1920s and owing a little to the grand municipal blocks being built by Red Vienna in the same era.

John Scurr House, Ratcliffe Lane, London E14 7JF

John Scurr House is a renovated modernist housing block built by Stepney Metropolitan Borough Council in 1937. At the time, it was the first council scheme to be selected for display at the Ryal Academy’s Annual Exhibition.

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Famous Fleet street pub dating from the sixteenth century, haunt of a gamut of literary types including Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse, Charles Dickens and the imaginary Hercule Poirot