When Mr Monkey was walking down Aldwych, he stopped to look at India House. When there was an Empire, India was administered from here; when India became independent, India House became the Indian embassy, which was convenient. A series of roundels on the walls represent the different provinces of India - the one visible depicts Madras. A bit further down the road, Mr Monkey came to Bush House, home of the BBC's World Service, where the two figures represent the enduring friendship between Britain and America.
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