In normal business times, the majority of our corporate photography commissions would be in client’s offices based in The City the corporate area of London. Over the years we have captured street-level views of photographs of corporate London buildings and Landmarks. The City of London has some of the oldest buildings and original markets called Cheaps. Today we have street names such as Eastcheap and Cheapside. In the heart of The City, you will find Leadenhall market which we often wander through just to pick up the atmosphere of Old London.
Moving from corporate photography commissions we often walk through Bank and Cornhill which seems to be where several major London streets all link together. Always busy with business and tourist traffic this always seems like the centre of the City to us.
We have already mentioned that the City has some of the oldest buildings in London and now due to a corridor or sightline London rules it now has some of the newest and tallest buildings. When they built St Paul’s the people of London grew very fond of it on the London skyline and in 1938 a law was passed to protect the view. There are 13 protected corridors in which planners are not allowed to block the view of St Paul’s. These corridors all extend out in a West, South and North direction. Most of the City sits to the East of St Pauls which meant buildings going up to the East of St Pauls did not break any building laws.
Our favourite building would have to be the Lloyds buildings on Lime Street. Built-in 1978 by Richard Rogers and Partners it still looks modern and although it is now standing in the shadows of much larger office towers it still retains a certain charm and which surpasses many contemporary neighbours.
Photographs of Corporate London © Corporate Photography Ltd.