The King & Queen of Fleet Street

Image Title: The King & Queen of Fleet Street
Artist: Lyndsey Smith
Dimensions: 36 x 58 cms framed
Media: Watercolour & Pen
Description:
I was attracted to the building in Fleet Street, currently a Mexican fast food restaurant. The plasterwork above told another story, so I hunted around and found how it used to look.

Mary Queen of Scots looks on from the building next door, but for my painting she has visited the pub for a quick half. Reminders of the reporters, photographers and newshounds that used to frequent the Fleet Street Pubs for a lunchtime of booze are also included.