Art nouveau was an artistic and architectural style popular from 1890 to 1910, which preceded art deco. Characterised by natural forms, such as plants and flowers, the architectural movement began in Belgium with the work of pioneering architects like Victor Horta and spread across Europe. Set aside two to three hours and take our walking tour through some of London’s best art nouveau architecture.
Half an hour’s walk from Wong Kei is another eatery – The Blackfriar. This wedge-shaped pub was built in about 1875 and was later remodelled around 1905 by architect Herbert Fuller-Clark. The exterior shows art nouveau elements through the green tiling and elaborate balcony railings. The interior features a number of sculptures, which were mostly the creations of Frederick T. Callcott and Henry Poole.