This is near the site of the (now demolished) Grosvenor Hotel where my family were on holiday when England won the World Cup. I was aged 11 then and just wanted to go in the swimming pool!
Clever pic. What's going on!?
The top seems very busy and aggressive and JAGGEDY and the bottom looks calm and serene. (wrong way around say the shop-keepers). I reaaly like all the tensions you've frozen here.
Montague Burton - self-styled 'Tailors of Taste' - built shops with Art Deco and neo-classical shop fronts throughout the UK in the 1930's. Many stores had billiard halls above them to attract the young men who were the new customers for Burton's suits.
The Clock Tower was designed to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 but it was not completed until 1889 as much of the available funds had already been spent on food and drink to celebrate the Jubilee.