Two illustrations by Ronald Saxby from The Book of Westminster, published in 1964. Above, Berwick Street, Soho, and below, Shepherd Market, Mayfair.

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Street scenes after dark in London, 1968

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Extraordinary color photographs capture street scenes of Carnaby Street and King’s Road, London in 1966.

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For a church of its size, St Alban’s, Holborn, is surprisingly easy to miss. Indeed, unless you happen to be wandering the back streets between Leather Lane and Grays Inn Road, you’re unlikely to see it at all. It is definitely worth a visit though, and not only for this remarkable mural from 1966 by Hans Feibusch. For a church built in the early 1860s the interior is decidedly plain (mural and some striking stations of the cross excepted) but it was burnt out in the Second World War and restored very effectively in a more modern style by Adrian Gilbert Scott between 1959 and 1961.