Hidden London have recently been running various tours around London. I recently had the pleasure of a tour around 55 Broadway, London’s first skyscraper
Build between 1927 and 1929 It was constructed as a new headquarters for the Underground Electric Railways Company of London, the main forerunner of London Underground. Upon completion, it was the tallest office block in the city.
Faced with Portland stone and covering a site with an irregular footprint, the upper office floors of the building are on a cruciform plan, stepping back towards the central clock tower at the top of the building.
London Underground is due to vacate the building in 2015 for new headquarters, and 55 Broadway will be converted for residential use.