The Cheesegrater, Leadenhall Street, London

The nicknames of the newest buildings appearing on London’s skyline give the impression that architects have been walking around the kitchen looking for inspiration. The rising Cheesegrater – a Richard Rogers-designed wedge that slopes on the south side – and the buxom Walkie-Talkie – bigger at the top than the bottom – are taking their […]

Au pied du Gherkin

OK, so it isn’t a very reliable economic indicator, but by the length of the queues at the sandwich outlets around the financial district of London it certainly doesn’t seem as if the economy is so badly shot that too many people have started making their own packed lunches. A cafe near the base of […]