“We’re off to one of those lovely London roads of contrast this week. John Islip Street is named after the Abbot of the monastery of Westminster at the time of Henry VIII. He’s famous for his many buildings there. The street itself doesn’t contain any of his work, but it does offer quite a vast range of buildings.
At the Pimlico end you get those typical smart, white Pimlico terraces; then we get the London Plane lined boulevard style which the Tate Britain backs onto. There’s a lovely little park here too. We then get all Peabody and following this, a bit ugly before the road mysteriously ends and becomes Dean Ryle Street (look out for this.)
There’s plenty of variety here, and I love how most people would walk along the Thames rather than this road. It makes it a bit more special, kind of undiscovered…”