Bermondsey Gargoyle | Look Up London

A Curious Gargoyle in Bermondsey

Along Jamaica Road in Bermondsey, look up and you’ll spot a curious gargoyle on top of Millstream House. A helpful plaque (at a more eye-catching height) informs you that this gargoyle was once part of the Houses of Parliament and was moved here after bomb damage...

Newcomen Street History | Look Up London

Newcomen Street: History Hiding Above Your Eyeline

Newcomen Street is somewhere we visit on the Bankside Behaving Badly tour and on a recent walk I looked up (taking my own advice!) And spotted a new detail, a curious plaque on the wall. Of course, it’s not a new detail at all, it’s been...

Notre Dame de France | Look Up London

Notre Dame de France

Just off Leicester Square, not somewhere you’d normally associate with peace and quiet, you can find a hidden Catholic Church. This is Notre Dame de France, a Catholic Church for the French Community in London that was established in 1861. Above the entrance of the church is...