24, Old Bond Street

I attended a meeting yesterday to look at plans for the improvement of the public realm on Old Bond Street.   Our attention was drawn to the view of the so-called Ferragamo building on the corner of Old Bond Street and Burlington Gardens.   I had never really looked at it with its flèche reminiscent of Ste. Chapelle.   It was built in the mid-1920s for Atkinson’s, a firm of parfumiers, and has prominent public lettering recording this:-

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3 thoughts on “24, Old Bond Street

  1. Mark Fisher says:

    You are not alone. I have passed that building time and again, for sixty years at least, and have never looked at it . Thank you

  2. Simon Hirtzel says:

    Also worth a mention for its carillon – the only one in London apparently – which is still played (live) on Friday evenings. A remarkable sound, which echoes around above the emptying streets: it’s well nigh impossible to work out where the music is coming from.

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