A charming man, the concierge at Holborn Town Hall, spotted me peering through its historic doors, and invited me in to take a photograph of the War Memorial in the lobby, shown above.

From the Historic England entry:

“INTERIOR: former town hall has large circular hall running up through each floor and adjoining the main stair and lift. At ground floor level main hall with floor of marble in a compass design and arcade of Doric half columns supporting an entablature under a shallow dome; oak double doors, with oculi and brass plates incorporating a coat of arms, in Baroque frames; 3 stained glass First and Second World War memorial windows; original brass pendant light. Open well main stair of artificial stone and granolithic paving with marble dado. Original wrought-iron lift enclosure, in well of stair, by the Bromsgrove Guild. Corridors mostly vaulted with granolithic paving and oak doors. Interiors of note are: the rear 1st floor Council Chamber of square plan surmounted by a central dome with small cupola light. Walls panelled in Austrian oak with Ionic pilasters and columns supporting an enriched cornice. Windows of small, patterned, leaded panes. Original brass pendant light. Beneath, on the ground floor, the former Court Room, panelled and enriched in Baroque style.”

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