I happened to be visiting the area a couple of weekends back to see one of a very few Georgian houses still in the City of London. It turned out to be pretty much *under* the towering Walkie Talkie. The tower is slightly convex, hence the death ray effect, and also hence the slightly weird way it interacts with all the squared-off buildings around.
This is the actual house I went to see - 4 storeys high, so not small, but under the towering Walkie Talkie, it looks small. Whereas if you look straight up at the building... eek!
*Okay, no one died. But a Jaguar was melted. *snoffle*