So here we are at Howard Kennedy, No. 1 London Bridge.  Today commemorates the anniversary of the Great Fire of London. The fire was halted in its spread towards Southwark only by a break in buildings over London Bridge.   Looking out of our magnificent windows over the Thames towards St Pauls, I can barely imagine the whole of the area directly opposite me engulfed in flames.

Harsh lessons were learnt, particularly in the manner in which our homes are constructed;  some 350 years on, those lessons remain relevant today.  My colleague has written an excellent article on the subject, the link is below.