Langham Place, London
There are several major buildings on Langham Place, including All Souls Church, Broadcasting House, and the Langham Hotel. Queen's Hall was also here until its destruction in 1941 during World War II. The area is associated with the architect John Nash, although all his original buildings except All Souls Church have since been replaced.
All Souls Church
All Souls Church, on Langham Place at the top of Regent Street, just south of Broadcasting House, is a church with a distinctive circular portico topped with a stone spire. Completed in 1823 and consecrated in 1824, All Souls is the only surviving building in the area that was designed by John Nash.
Broadcasting House and New Broadcasting House
The BBC's headquarters, Broadcasting House in Langham Place near the top end of Regent Street, was built in the 1930s in the Art Deco style. It was designed by the architect George Val Myer. Several of the BBC's national radio stations broadcast from the building. New Broadcasting House, the home of the BBC News Centre, was built in 2005, and first used for broadcasting in 2013.
The Langham Hotel on the west side of Langham Place was built between 1863 and 1865 at a cost of £300,000. It is one of the largest and best known traditional-style grand hotels in London.
Queen's Hall was a classical music concert hall on Langham Place. It opened in 1893 but was destroyed by an incendiary bomb in 1941. It is best known for being where the Promenade Concerts ("Proms") were founded by Robert Newman, with Sir Henry J. Wood, in 1895.
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