From its junction with New Street to Old Square, Corporation Street is well-known for its shops. Beyond Old Square the street carries on down to the Childrens’ Hospital and it has entirely different character. Many of the buildings here are offices for the solicitors and lawyers on the doorsteps of the various courts of law. Alongside the Victorian gothic law courts and Central Hall there are places that look like they should be in 19th Century Paris, with a few English embellishments. The Ruskin Building is an impressive example of this fashion for French style. With a good solid English name, of course.