Thursday, 11 March 2010

Giant blaze in the City of London

This morning, while on my way to work, I noticed a huge fire was taking place and smoke could be seen all over the City. A number of streets were closed down (including City Road coming from Old Street station), causing massive traffic jams. Black smoke reached as far as the Bank of England and the Gherkin building after a fire broke out at a nightclub on the Shoreditch and City borders in the early hours. Fire fighters were called to the scene on Tabernacle Street (Shoreditch, just north of the City) at around 4.30am. The fire started at a building housing the Sosho nightclub and East Room, a private members club.