Hornsey Town Hall

This large Art Deco former town hall in Crouch End North London may be turned into a hotel but for now it is a cultural and community centre. 

An imposing building, it was built in 1933 by New Zealand-born Reginald Harold Uren, winning him the RIBA London Architecture Medal for 1935. His portrait below stands in the entrance hall opposite a snake photograph by one of my Victoria House Other Art Fair neighbours Andrew McGibbon

See how a simple recurring motif is developed for decorative use in partitions, flooring and balustrades.

And no visit is ever complete without checking the toilets.
Full of atmosphere and stories this building needs serious investment to survive so I hope the different groups will find a way to co-exist in the future.

Part hotel part community and art centre? I’m sure it could be done.