Brunswick Center

The Brunswick Centre is a concrete megastructure built in the late 1960s that was initially received with controversy, especially with regards to its architectural design. Now considered an architectural success, the building is a grade II residential and shopping centre in Bloomsbury. If you pass along the western side of the Brunswick Centre, look closely at the floor. The stones are engraved with numerous metallic objects, which came from the nearby Foundling Hospital. In the 18th century, destitute mothers could leave their babies at the Foundling Hospital for care. These metallic objects would help the mother identify the child, should they be able to reclaim it back.

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