Fenchurch Street

Orientation & Geography

Europe, United Kingdom, City of London

Fenchurch Street is a street in the City of London home to a number of shops, pubs and offices. It links Aldgate at its eastern end with Lombard Street and Gracechurch Street to the west. To the south of Fenchurch Street and towards its eastern end is Fenchurch Street railway station. The entire length of the road is served by bus route 40. At number 71 is Lloyd's Register of Shipping, where the annual journal Lloyd's Registry was previously published. The frontage on Fenchurch Street was built in 1901 by Thomas Edward Collcutt and is a Grade II* listed building. The more modern building behind was designed by Richard Rogers and towers over it. This was completed in 1999 and became a RIBA award winner in 2002. The junction with Lime Street was formerly the location of a Wren church, St. Dionis Backchurch. First built in the 13th century dedicated to the patron saint of France, it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London, rebuilt by Wren, and then demolished in 1878. The street is home to a number of tall buildings including Plantation Place, and will be the location of the skyscraper 20 Fenchurch Street when it is completed in 2014. The nearest London Underground stations are Tower Hill and Monument.