Monthly Archives: October 2014

Deptford Station

Above: The newly renovated Deptford Station, October 2014. The hoardings still have to be removed but the station is open for passenger access. In the early part of 1836 London saw the opening of its first railway, on the 8th … Continue reading

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Gerrard Street – Unusual Doorstep

Above: An unexpected doorstep in Gerrard Street – Hotel de Boulogne. Many Londoners have enjoyed an authentic Chinese meal in Gerrard Street. With large, colourful entrance arches at each end of the street and stone dragons at the half-way point, … Continue reading

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Leadenhall Market – Fitter & Son

Above: A corner shop selling poultry. Most people are familiar with Leadenhall Market today. Some of us remember how it used to be in the 1970s and 1980s. At that time it was still very much a market for food. … Continue reading

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Lothbury Building at No 7

Above: Stone frieze on No 7 Lothbury. (Note: By clicking on the image, a large version of the image will be displayed in a new window). Lothbury is a short street which runs along the north side of the Bank … Continue reading

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Bull and Mouth Inn

Above: The ‘Bull and Mouth’ sign now at the Museum of London. This name was once to be found in London at three locations – an inn near Aldersgate, another near Aldgate and a third in Bloomsbury. The original name … Continue reading

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The Dragons without St George

Most people know that St George is the patron saint of England. Have you considered that most ‘George’ pubs almost certainly were once called ‘George and Dragon’ or even ‘St George and the Dragon’ ? Walk down Borough High Street … Continue reading

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Misty Morning in the City

Above: View looking east from Newgate Street, in the City of London If you have ever wondered what ‘large as life and twice as ugly’ really means then have a look at the image above. In the mist of an … Continue reading

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Simon the Tanner pub

Above: The sign board of the pub, photographed a few years ago. All over England there are some really unusual names for pubs and London has a great collections of additional names to offer. On such name is ‘Simon the … Continue reading

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