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Express fails to impress

Astragal took the opportunity presented by London Open House last weekend to revisit his Fleet Street roots by taking in the monumental foyer of the former Daily Express offices – the fabled black Lubyanka. Immortalised as the home of the fictional Daily Beast in Evelyn Waugh’s classic satire of hackery Scoop (which is required reading on the AJ’s news desk) the building is certainly imposing, with battered gold and silver reliefs flowing down to a polished marble floor, ...

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