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Perhaps the most interesting feature of the astronomical clock outside Bracken House in the City is the face of Winston Churchill at its centre. He was a personal friend of Bernard Bracken, former chairman of the Financial Times, who used to own the building. There are no clock hands -- instead the outer dial with Roman numerals rotates to give the hour -- whatever is in the usual 12 o'clock position is the current time. The month of the year is also shown in this way, and the number…

The elegant astronomical clock, the work of Philip Bentham in gilt, metal & enamel, embellished with Roman numerals, depicting months of the year, signs of the zodiac and a sunburst motif, has at its centre a face of Winston Churchill who was a personal friend of Bernard Bracken. Bracken House is named after Bernard Bracken, (former chairman of the Financial Times.) - near St Paul's Cathedral