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The original building of Birdewell, London’s first house of correction, was largely destroyed in the great fire of London. However, original architecture can be found at the entrance to an otherwise unassuming Unilever building on new bridge street.
King’s Bench Prison
Once described as the most desirable place to be imprisoned in London, King’s Bench Prison is most known for its literary connections and long list of notable prisoners.
Coldbath Fields Prison
Today the site of one of London’s most notorious prisons is occupied by the Mount Pleasant office. During the years Coldbath Fields Prison operated, it had a reputation for severity. This viewpoint will take a look at the history of Coldbath and explore the stories behind the reputation.
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Broadcasting House and British Plastics
In this viewpoint, I tell the story of the BBC’s headquarters, its design by Val Myer and FJ Watson Hart and its magnificent recording studios. The story features angry local residents, neo-Art Deco facades, and a type of early plastic made of formaldehyde resin.