02 Feb '16, 1pm
Site Unseen: St. Mary’s Battersea https://t.co/6JgO7gDfiM
Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building that you might have passed without noticing, in the past they have ranged from a modernist car park ; a penguin pool ; to a Hanoverian gatehouse . You can hardly see this little church from the road, just its perimeter wall. The joy of this building is the view from the little garden at the entrance of St. Mary’s, Battersea and is one of my favourite places in London, so much it appeared with me in a BBC documentary . P ositioned on a bend in the Thames with houseboats moored alongside the adjacent stone-built embankment, this little 18th century riverside Georgian church, now dwarfed by the Montevetro Building (Italian for glass mountain) was a favourite spot of England’s greatest painter J. M. W. Turner. When Turner decided to return to London with his Margate landlady Mrs Booth he lived with her at Davi...