I set off along Threadneedle Street, turned left along Bishopsgate – not taking any photographs because I had taken shots of buildings along here in last month’s set. I turned left up Liverpool Street (the street not the station) and just after Broadgate turned right into Finsbury Circus where I started to take some snaps.
The green circle in the centre of Finsbury Circus is still covered in building work for the Moorgate Crossrail station – and it will be restored after the station opens. It is actually the largest open space in the City. My fourth photo – in Finsbury Circus – shows Britannic House – designed by Sir Edward Lutyens.
I turned right out of the square up Moorgate, taking one snap of Ropemaker Place, continuing in to City Road, passing first Finsbury Square; the first photo of which shows Citygate House by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott of Battersea Power Station and red telephone box fame. It was completed in 1930, though as can be seen there are some modern additions on the top – but they don’t detract from the splendour of the building.
As I went up City Road towards Old Street Roundabout – nowadays nicknamed Silicon Roundabout because of the number of high tech start ups in the immediate vicinity – I did not call off on my left into Bunhill Fields Cemetery – but with just a little bit of cheating, I can show a photo of John Bunyan’s tomb (author of Pilgrim’s Progress) which I took in 2011 – though I am not sure that John Bunyan would approve my ‘little bit of cheating’.
I took a couple of snaps of Old Street roundabout and of a lovely graffiti just by there. Adjacent to the roundabout they are building yet more swanky towers though just to the north it is mostly very pleasant Council estates, all the way thorough to Hoxton Market.
My last photograph of Coronet Street – next to Hoxton Market – shows on the left the National Centre for Circus Arts, so if you want to get practising your high wire technique, that’s the place to go.
If you are interested to undertake this walk – what with meandering about a bit, it is less than two miles, so not too strenuous.