Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road

Michelin Man
The Michelin Man looking out from the top window.

This was designed by a Michelin employee, François Espinasse, as the first London HQ. Construction started in August 1910, and the building officially opened on 20 January 1911. It served as a central London tyre fitting bay until 1985 when Michelin decided to move to a new location. In August 1985 Michelin House was sold to Sir Terence Conran and Paul Hamlyn for £8 million. It was to re-open as the restaurant and bar Bibendum in August 1987. This glorious Art-Nouveau style building still houses the Bibendum Restaurant & Oyster Bar with its beautiful tiled walls and still has that French feel with a green Citroen van that is usually parked in the old loading bay.

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