Springbok Sculpture by Sir Charles Wheeler This gilded springbok is on the corner of Trafalgar Square and Strand. South Africa House was built by Holland, Hannen Cubitts in the 1930s on the site of a derelict hotel. The building was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, with architectural sculpture by Coert Steynberg and Sir Charles Wheeler, and opened in 1933. In the background is the mansard roof of Charing Cross Station Hotel.
A general view of the dense crowd massed in Trafalgar Square, London on Nov. 20, 1947, before the first of the royal wedding processions was due to pass en route to Westminster Abbey as Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh marry. South Africa House and St. Martin-in-the-fields can be seen in the background. (AP Photo)