The nearby traffic instills an immediate cold and biting atmosphere. The location creates a large an obvious deviation from a bench’s usual setting, but somehow, amongst the noise and chaos, the result is harmony. Few things are superior to sitting down in general. But whilst sitting on this bench, One can almost feel the gravitas and shear majesty of this intellectual behemoth of a city with tantalising clarity. On purely aesthetic grounds the pleasing contrast of imitation rosewood and the blue elbow rest lifts the already invigorating atmosphere to even greater heights. The art deco of the bench world. Would definitely visit again.