This is the grand ceiling of the Long Room, the centrepiece of Custom House in London.
The building, set by the River Thames, belongs to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. This vast room is used as a regular, everyday office space and is filled with desks, computer terminals and chairs. A very opulent setting for the business of collecting money for the public purse.
On Sunday I’ll round up this year’s Open House London discoveries with an eclectic gallery of this city’s architectural gems.