If you happen to be a fan of the detective series that aired on television between 1989 and 2013 called Agatha Christie's Poirot, you will be familiar with this building. This is the building that was used for all the exterior shots of where Hercule Poirot lived in London. Being a huge fan of the art deco era in building and design, the look of this building always appealed to me. I also thoroughly enjoyed David Suchet's portrayal of the eccentric detective with the waxed mustache and those busy "little grey cells."
When I went to London back in 2013, locating and photographing this building was on my list of things to do. However, when I got there I was dismayed to find the front of the building covered in scaffolding because of renovations. Oh well, I snapped the above photo anyway.
So on this most recent trip to London I decided to try again and I was happy to find the front of the building clear of all construction and I was able to snap a few photos.
However, I couldn't get the exact shot I wanted. This time when I got there, the little park in front of the building was all torn up and completely fenced in making it impossible to take a photos directly in front of the building.
Oh well, such is my luck. The top photo and this one and the one above will have to do.
I did manage to walk up to the front and snap this photo through the door. I was very pleased to see that the lobby of the building has maintained that 1930's art deco style that I recall seeing portrayed in the television series. Everything looks so incredibly vintage with the exception of that security monitor in the upper right corner. I'll just pretend it isn't there.