London had a bit of a moment this summer, and it was looking very handsome I must say.
Among the most iconic and most photographed images of the Thames are the dolphin lampposts that line the Albert Embankment. They were designed by my ancestor George Vulliamy – ‘Cast Iron George’ – in 1870. He was also responsible, less romantically but vitally, for designing London’s great iron drainage system that literally underpins the city.
So next time you’re in town and you spot one, give a dolphin’s nose a little stroke from me.