The design of the building is impressive. The main foyer with its smooth Travertine marble walls and Art Deco features is accessible and visible from street level and St James's Park tube station. Undergound-related clocks, motifs and other devices are everywhere.
The upper levels continue with more of the some, but with acres of panelled wood and beautifully designed fittings.
|Original Crittal windows, marble fireplaces, bubbled glass, deco ceiling patterns and door handles and marble hand washing basins at the end of the corridors|
|The internal stairs that lead up to the seventh floor roof top...|
|... which is mostly covered with a meadow....|
|... and great views across London.|
Onward and upward into the clock tower...
|The main staircase goes all the way from street level to the base of the clock tower. Note how although the basic design is the same as the first one this one is slightly more embellished with more details on the verticals and handrails.|
|A smaller green utility staircase leads past the boiler house and up to the clock tower roof. What a view!!!|
|Looking down over the four terraced wings of the building. The one we visited is shown on the left.|
|Two lovely views – over St James's Park to the North, and Westminster, Waterloo and beyond.|
There are still some tours available and it's sure to be one of the big attractions on Open House Day this year – go and see it for yourself before it's too late.