Euston Arch

10 Bits Of London We Mislaid (And Sometimes Put Back)

Do you ever get the feeling when you walk along a familiar street that something is different and a bit of it has perhaps vanished? I get this feeling all the time, usually because developers have whipped something away behind my back – but the mislaying of bits of London is not a new thing […]

Euston, We Have Lift-Off!

This Greek Revival propylaeum, or monumental gateway, the Euston Arch, was designed by Philip Hardwick, architect of Birmingham Cathedral, and erected in 1838. Its wilful demolition, approved by PM Harold Macmillan, Greek scholar, has been described as the greatest single act of civic and cultural barbarism in postwar Britain. The replacement, an ugly European glass […]