Friday, 1 May 2009

St Olaf House

On the way to the Biscuit Factory, I popped by the fantastic St Olaf's House on Tooley Street. I'm a big fan of this deco beauty, designed by H S Goodhart-Rendel for the Hays Wharf Company in 1928-32 as offices and warehousing.
The building is named after the Viking chieftain Olaf Haraldsson (St. Olaf) who attacked London by river in 1009 and tore down London Bridge. The attack is believed to be the inspiration for the 'London Bridge is falling down' rhyme

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