Thursday, 15 September 2011

Michelin House, 1911

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Now known as 'Bibendum', Sir Jasper Conran's Resturant in South Kensington, London, Michelin House was commissioned in 1909 and completed in 1911 as the permanent British headquarters for the French motor car tyre company of Michelin, famous for their mascot the 'Michelin Man', or to give his proper name, 'Bibendum'. The building retains it's strong history and is one of my favourite Edwardian buildings. I haven't been fortunate enough to eat in the restaurant but the cafe in the atrium at the entrance is superb and very well priced (well, for central London, and is very close to the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. For more information, visit Bibendum's website;

http://www.bibendum.co.uk/



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