In the last photo I posted from 1940 (2nd January post) the man in the chef's hat would have been on the left of this photo.
For the second photo I was standing where the red bus waited on the left of the first photo. I am looking across the street to Dorothy Perkins, which has the street address 8-13 High Holborn:
For the third photo I moved to a traffic island and looked back towards Grays Inn Road. This is a reasonable approximation for the first of the black and white photos from the 2nd January post:
The final photo shows the Prudential Building, the towers having been visible in the gloom at the back of the 1940s photos: