Rooftop Garden at the Post House, Museum Street (near the British Museum)
We have just learned about the spectacular garden on the roof of the Post House, Museum Street. The hours of opening are 10am to 7pm, including weekends and 10-4.30 in winter.
To enter, go to a tiny door on the New Oxford Street side of the Post House building, show security your ID, and you'll be able to enjoy the spectacular views of Bloomsbury and Covent Garden.
Please access this garden or the developers will be able to reduce the opening hours....
Use it, or lose it!
The Postmark development's roofscape
A vastly different roofscape can be seen at the vast Mount Pleasant development - formerly occupied by Royal Mail - where alien blocks of high rise flats dominate the skyline and obliterate views from the Bloomsbury Conservation Area and elsewhere.
The following letter was published in the Camden New Journal, March 2021
Our neighbourhood in WC1 - old King’s Cross / Bloomsbury / Clerkenwell, in the thick of a conservation area - used to have views (from so many nooks and crannies and from many homes too) of the dome of St Paul’s, the spire of the Old Bailey.
Kids walking to school could even see the Shard in the distance. Now all these views have been sold off to a few penthouse dwellers of the Mount Pleasant development.
But to make matters even more insulting, is the roof that is visible all round, from Packenham Street, Cubitt Street, Rosebery Avenue, Calthorpe Street, Phenix Place, even parts of Gray’s Inn Road.
It is a most disturbing plant of huge nuclear-type chimneys, that was planned to be screened, but the Council thought it looked too much like an extra storey (which it is really) and ruled against.
They have made a mistake. Now what the community has to look at is absolutely, disturbingly awful. See above in all its ugliness. Please write to your Councillors. We need help.
Marianne Jacobs-Lim, WC1