#TheSquareMile #Photo Series: Owl On Clock, Near London Bridge

© Harry Dorset, Autumn 2011; used with permission

It’s on a building at 68 King William Street, London EC4N 7HR.

Here is the Google StreetView, for a rough idea. [The clock is visible, the owl, not.]

Owl Bait:

  • King William Street is a prominent example of The City of London’s ‘Bank Conservation Area.’
  • KWS was laid out in 1829-35 to connect the new London Bridge, designed by John Rennie, to Bank and Moorgate completed in the 1840s.
  • Estate agents continue to describe the building as ‘The Gateway to the City.’
  • The current occupant of the building is House of Fraser. 
  • An earlier occupant was a venerable British company called Guardian Insurance. It still has an owl as its logo.


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