Sunday, June 8, 2008

Florin Court, London

Florin Court, LondonYou may recognise this building as Whitehaven Mansions, the London home of Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, in the the British TV series Poirot starring David Suchet.

In actual fact it is Florin Court in Charterhouse Square.

The undulating wave of the facade of this building is absolutely spectatcular and I never tire of seeing it when we visit Poirot through our television screens.

I've just watched The Third Floor Flat, an episode from series 1, where a women is murdered two floors down from Poirot and he barely leaves the building during the whole show. Bliss ... except for the poor murdered woman of course.


  1. I love the Art Deco period, the designs were just wonderful to look at. Not just the great buildings but also the everyday things especially radios, the sound quality from a valve (vacuum tube) radio is second to none, the only let down was fragility.

    I found this site from watching Poirot i just love watching it for the period items as well as the wonderful writing of Agatha Christie.

  2. Poirot is one of my favourite TV programs too. I can watch the repeats just for the locations and props.

  3. The Dream episode has the most amazing Art Deco building in it...a feast for eyes!

  4. So many episodes do and it is fun trying to spot where they are.