WalsinghamHouse

The
Building

63,968 sq ft of new office accommodation with terraces on the top four floors. The building’s striking and ornate facade creates an impressive arrival experience.

Building Amenities

  • New VRF air conditioning system
  • New prestige reception area
  • Three new 13 person passenger lifts
  • New metal raised floors
  • BREEAM excellent
  • BT Openreach & Colt installed
  • 1:8 occupancy
  • 4 terraces

Heritage

Built in 1929, Walsingham House is a wonderful example of classical Italianate style architecture with elements of art deco. Clad in beautiful Portland Stone, the building sits within an area of strong historical significance and represents an important part of London’s history.

Sir Francis Walsingham
1606

Sir Francis Walsingham

The house has a long history dating back to an original building given the name Walsingham House shortly after the death of Sir Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth I’s famous “spymaster”, who lived in Seething Lane during the late 16th century.

Samuel Pepys & Christopher Wren
1660

Samuel Pepys &
Christopher Wren

The site later became the home of the Navy Office which sat opposite St Olave’s Church. After being appointed Clerk of the Acts of the Navy, Samuel Pepys joined Seething Lane’s list of illustrious residents in a house next to the office. Fire destroyed the building in 1672 and a new office was built on the site by Sir Christopher Wren but this was later demolished when the Navy moved 
it to Somerset House.

East India Company
1788

East India Company

Following the demolition, the site was taken over by the East India Company who built the “Crutched Friar Warehouse”, named after the Friary with the same name which occupied the site from 1298 for over two hundred years. Finally, the current existing Walsingham House was built in 1929, following the establishment of the Port of London Authority and the growth of commercialisation.