Monthly Archives: October 2016

Dulwich Mill Pond

Just outside the centre of the village of Dulwich is part of the dreaded South Circular Road of which this part is simply called ‘Dulwich Common’. As its name implies, the road called ‘Dulwich Common’ crosses land that was at … Continue reading

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St Paul’s from Blackfriars

“London in 1891” This view puts the observer right in the roadway. along with the traffic and the policeman. The road is the approach to Blackfriars Bridge, which is out of view on the right. The horse-drawn bus has just … Continue reading

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Cloth Court and its Secret Window

Above: View looking east in Cloth Court at the street called Cloth Fair. The large open space that was originally known as West Smithfield – to distinguish it from East Smithfield near the Tower of London – is today generally … Continue reading

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Clifford’s Inn

This is only a name today. There is a building standing on the original site of Clifford’s Inn – on the north side of Fleet Street and on the west side of Fetter Lane – but it has no connection … Continue reading

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Royal Arsenal Pier

Today sees the publication of the 300th Know Your London blog. Thank you for taking the time to read these pages and for your most interesting comments. Above: Looking towards the Canary Wharf Development on the Isle of Dogs. The … Continue reading

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Dragon Wash and Brush Up

Above: One of the newly-painted dragons on the east side of Smithfield Market. Over the summer months some of the largest dragons ever cast in the City of London have been given some beauty parlour treatment. There are four of … Continue reading

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Railway Destination Boards

Above: Two wooden destination boards can be seen in this image – one board for each of the two entrance ‘gates’. The boards are long and narrow, painted green with white lettering on them. Do you remember travelling by train in … Continue reading

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