Located in South London, Kensington district, on Exhibition Road, building was built in 1881, by the civil engineer Captain Francis Fowke who died shortly afterwards and the project was undertaken by Alfred Waterhouse .
The final version of the architectural scheme after his many alterations consisted of one edifice in a rectangular plan, with two tall towers , grand portico, all in a romanesque style – what must have been quite unusual and peculiar but still within the high Victorian style.
The external elevations was made mainly of brick extensively cladded with the colorful terracotta mouldings manufactured by Gibbs and Canning Ltd, featured many relief sculptures of flora and fauna to liven up a Victorian buildings in the area.
Nowadays the building is a perfect centre of entertainment for the families and nobody gets out of the building bored or disgusted .
No 4 London’s most popular museums – it is really brilliant and it’s dinosaurs skeletons’ collection is truly impressive 🙂
One of the oldest royal parks in London, a central park that lies in front of the Buckingham Palace, neighbouring the Green Park and Horse Guards building on the other side, along the grand royal route – The Mall leading through the eastern triumphal arch to the Buckingham Palace.
Originally the land was bought by Henry VIII and then remodelled by french landscaper Andree Mollet in a very geometric style, then redesigned several times and the Park we know today has been designed in a romantic style by famous english architect and landscaper John Nash.
The most distinctive features of the park are irregularly shaped lake and two islands creating the perfect envinroment for large numer of birds.
Another interesting feature is the bridge crossing the lake in the middle and providing the great views at the Buckingham Palace and the main building of the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices.
The closest tube stations are Victoria, Westminster and St. James’s Park