Monthly Archives: April 2016

Tooley Street (Derivation)

Above: A small part of the so-called Agas map, c1561, showing the church of St Olave in Tooley Street. The name ’Tooley’ sounds a really odd name for a street – or anything else for that matter. In essence the name … Continue reading

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Boar’s Head, St John Street

Above: Looking north from Smithfield Market at Cowcross Street (far left) and St John Street (towards the right). If you walk away from the City of London through the great arch of Smithfield Market you will find an odd junction … Continue reading

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St John Street

Above: St John Street looking south towards the City. Notice how the street ‘bulges out’, a feature that is still to be see today. It would a useful exercise to produce a map where the streets were shown in various … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 5)

This article outlines the plan for looking at London for the next few months. Having made part of the City of London our focus during the autumn term and then looked at part of the City of Westminster during the … Continue reading

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Jacob the Horse (Public Art)

Above: Jacob the horse, seen against the bright blue bricks of the surrounding development known as The Circle. Tooley Street is quite long – running east from near London Bridge, crossing Tower Bridge Road and ending at the junction with … Continue reading

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Of Alley

Above: Street name plate as it is today. If you know where Charing Cross Station is, you will know that Villiers Street forms a steep slope leading from the Strand on the east side of the station. The land of … Continue reading

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