Monthly Archives: September 2016

Angel Central, Islington

Above: The large ‘angel’ design located beside Liverpool Road, Islington. Although Islington has an almost endless row of shops along Islington High Street and Upper Street, not to mention the very busy market held daily in the street bearing the … Continue reading

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Pop Brixton

Above: The main entrance to the site which is made entirely from reused containers. Brixton is is a very diverse place. In the 19th century it was one of the prestigious localities in London, lived in the by the very … Continue reading

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Brixton Windmill

Above: The windmill standing beside Windmill Gardens. The land that we now call Inner London was at one time full of windmills. Dulwich had two, Upper Norwood had at least two. There was one in the village of Lambeth and another … Continue reading

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The Rookery, Streatham

Above: The middle part of the gardens at The Rookery. Tucked away on the edge of Streatham Common, right on the ‘edge’ of Inner London, is a very unusual public garden. Known as ‘The Rookery’ it is beside quite high … Continue reading

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Lewisham DLR Station

Above: Map showing the re-alignment of the main streets around Lewisham DLR Station. ORANGE lines show where the original road boundaries were. The YELLOW areas are newly created pedestrian areas mainly reclaimed from the roads. On 3 December 1999 the … Continue reading

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Deptford Railway Arches

Above: View of the railway arches just east of Deptford Station. When the railway terminus at London Bridge Station first opened in 1836 there were just two railway lines on a relatively narrow brick viaduct. Due to the addition of … Continue reading

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Bermondsey Street Railway Arches

Above: The tunnel over part of Bermondsey Street, formed by several short lengths of brick arches built side by side. Part of the new concourse at London Bridge Station has just been opened to the public – as part of … Continue reading

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The ‘ook

Above: The dark appearance of No 4 Great Newport Street. The hook is to the right of the black door at the top of the four stone steps. London is full of unusual objects, many of them easily seen from … Continue reading

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Saxon Brooch near the Strand

The Museum of London opened in 1976. It was laid out, in the main, by a consulting team of designers and had one or two typically quirky features. There was a large area to display Roman finds (AD 43 – … Continue reading

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Morgan’s Lane and Green Bank

Above: Agas map (c1561) showing Tooley Street and Morgan’s Lane. The RED dotted line shows the land covered by Leybourn’s map (below). If you walk along Tooley Street from the London Bridge end, you will pass Hay’s Galleria on your … Continue reading

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