A shaft of autumn sunlight gave a radiance today to what is in any event one of the more arresting buildings in Fitzrovia. Now a hotel, this was built in 1901 as the Howard de Walden Nurses' Home on Langham Street (just opposite the 'Yorkshire Grey'). This is 'a neo-Gothic hygienic aberration' in the vinegary judgement of Nikolaus Pevsner - but I'm all for aberrations in the modern streetscape, and happily Ftzrovia provides them in ample measure.
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