The people behind chess sets based on city skylines have turned their attention to London’s brutalist icons.
The pawns are the terraced housing of the Alexandra Road Estate in north London.
The Rooks are One Kemble Street
The Knights are Trellick Tower
The Bishops are 102 Petty France
The Queen is Centrepoint
The King is Cromwell Tower in the Barbican
The playing board features the window fenestrations from Centre Point and One Kemble Street, both designed by the architect George Marsh.
Unfortunately, at a price of £395, it’s not a cheap chess set. But then again, Brutalism was never the cheap option either.
A more affordable option is the London skyline chess set at £95.
As a single person, maybe they can make a computer version of it so I can play a game. Such as maybe the Chess Challenger 10 — which I owned as younger person.