Monthly Archives: November 2018

Leadenhall Building (Cheesegrater)

Above: Looking west in 2018 at a surprisingly traffic-free Leadenhall Street. The Leadenhall Building (with the sloping side) stands on the north side of Leadenhall Street, at the junction with St Mary Axe (Street). To the right can be seen … Continue reading

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St Andrew Undershaft

Above: View of the church beside St Mary Axe (Street). Leadenhall Street crosses the view at the bottom of the picture. This church stands at the southern end of the street called St Mary Axe. As with many of the … Continue reading

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St Mary Axe, 30 (Gherkin)

Above: Looking west from Mile End Road towards the City in April 2018. The Gherkin (just over a mile away) appears in front of the taller Leadenhall Building (Cheesegrater). Just to the right is 22 Bishopsgate under construction. The building … Continue reading

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St Mary Axe (Street)

Above: The current street nameplate. If you are wondering why the title shows the word ‘Street’ in brackets, it is because there is a street called ‘St Mary Axe’ which was so-named because there was a church standing in the … Continue reading

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Bevis Marks Synagogue

Above: The synagogue standing in a courtyard off the south side of Bevis Marks. The very first synagogue built by the returning Jews to England was the Bury Street Synagogue (of which there is a separate blog), built at the … Continue reading

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Great Synagogue, Duke’s Place

Above: Plaque commemorating the site of the Great Synagogue. It is situated on the south side of Duke’s Place at the southern end. In addition to the first wave of Sephardic Jews to come to England in 1656, another wave … Continue reading

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Bury Street Synagogue

Above: City Plaque at the corner of Bury Street and Creechurch Lane. The story of the Jews in London – as well as other parts of England – is a long and complicated one. In the first place, Jews came over … Continue reading

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Minories – Roman Eagle (Statue)

Above: A Roman statue of an eagle and snake found at Minories. Ever since Victorian times, observant antiquarians have noticed objects of historical interest in the ground, usually on building sites in the City. When Leadenhall Market was last built, … Continue reading

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Roman Wall at Cooper’s Row

Above: Part of the Roman Wall standing beside the forecourt of the hotel. The Roman Wall once extended around the settlement that the Romans called Londinium. Although they established it in AD 43, it was not until the end of … Continue reading

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Fenchurch Street Station

London is well-served with railway termini and, for its size, so is the City of London. On the north side is Liverpool Street Station, whose tracks run sub-surface which means that the platforms are also below ground level. On the … Continue reading

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