Friday, 17 February 2012

Queen Alexandra's House

Queen Alexandra house was purpose built in 1884 as accommodation for female students studying at the Royal College of Music, Royal College of Art and Royal College of Science.
Located next to the Royal Albert Hall, most of the buildings around here were built in the same period. Worth a walk around here to just view the architecture.
The entrance features this beautiful open iron staircase. The walls around the foyer are equally beautiful green ceramic tiles.

15 comments:

Angie said...

They sure knew how to build in those days! Lucky students.

jabblog said...

How could the intellect not develop in such surroundings?

Sharon said...

I've added a walk around this area to my list of things to do on my next trip to London. This is just gorgeous!

Luis Gomez said...

Awesome looking place Mo.

Meghan said...

Lovely staircase!

Anna said...

I love that beauty and art were put into buildings once upon a time. So much more stunning than anything built today.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The halls of residence were not like that when I was at Uni ! Beautiful building.

Karine said...

Talk about ornate!

Akiko Uryu said...

Marvelous interior, I feel the music from the mezzanine :)

Gemel said...

So grand, LOVE it!

Adullamite said...

I delivered to flats around there and they were what folks call 'splendid' inside!

Riet said...

That looks beautiful inside and I am sure outside too .

Gunn said...

Great architecture and great composition and details in your photo.

Mire said...

It is still a hall of residence for girls! I lived there during my time as a student at Imperial College.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful building, wonderful people who work there who really do care for the building and welfare of all staying there. Excellent facilities for the students who are made to feel at home.