I spotted this lovely building in Fleet Street a couple of years ago. the shape and detail was wonderful, and I even liked the minty green colour. However, the mexican restaurant underneath was pretty bland. On closer inspection of the plasterwork I spotted the name "the kings and keys". A google search soon showed up the pub that had been there for over a hundred years, and I knew I could paint it.
a few journalist characters, a Boris bike, and the queen from next door were thrown in for good measure.