Here’s the Columbia (now Curzon) cinema and office block above in Shaftesbury Avenue looking clean and sparkly in 1964, five years after opening. The architects were Sir John Burnet, Tait and Partners. The possibility of Crossrail 2 means that it’s currently under threat. Photo: 

London Metropolitan Archives, City of London.


Stockwell Bus Garage (1953) by Adie, Button & Partners

Grade II* listed bus garage in Lambeth, designed by the firm of Adie, Button & Partners. The structure is formed of nine reinforced concrete arches, allowing 73,000 square feet of floor space to accommodate 200 buses at one time. 

Image from Londonist