Bidding Farewell to 55 Broadway

We had a great visit this week to 55 Broadway, Charles Holden’s iconic building in Westminster, as it closed its doors for the last time as TfL’s HQ. Built in 1929 for the Underground Electric Railways Company of London, it was a bold architectural statement with sculptures by Jacob Epstein, Eric Gill and Henry Moore on its facade, beautiful modernist travertine interiors and ornamental bronze fittings. Edmund Bird, head of TfL’s heritage, gave us a fascinating tour, including up to the 10th floor roof gardens and 14th floor observation deck. Safe to say it’s still hard to beat those 360 degree views! The building is to be converted to a luxury hotel.