Monthly Archives: January 2019

Tower Bridge from Westow Hill

Above: Tower Bridge and the Tower of London seen from Westow Hill. Inner London has been likened to a saucer because there are hills to be found but, compared to the size of the land, they only rise by a … Continue reading

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Subjects (Help Notes)

The ‘Know Your London’ Web pages cover topics related to Inner London (which includes the City of London, the City of Westminster and the other eleven Inner London Boroughs). Just a few topics are drawn from some of the Outer … Continue reading

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Domesday Book

Above: Part of a typical page from the Domesday Book. On the first line of the new paragraph can be seen the name for ‘Greenwich’ (highlighted by the scribe with a red line through it). The following line shows the … Continue reading

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Plimsoll, Samuel (Memorial)

Above: The bust of Plimsoll on top of the large memorial. In the background is part of Embankment Place – large office above Charing Cross Station. Samuel Plimsoll, English politician and social reformer, (1824-98). He was born in Colston’s Parade, Bristol, on … Continue reading

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Fenchurch Street, 20

Above: The office block viewed from East Smithfield. This large office block is the ‘new kid on the block’. Its name is ’20 Fenchurch Street’ because – er, let me think – it stands at 20 Fenchurch Street. Its entrance … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo, 33 King William Street

Above: A Wells Fargo coach on show in the window of the new premises. If you grew up in a house that had black and white television, you probably watched the many ‘cowboys and Indians’ films on ‘the box’. They … Continue reading

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Prusom’s Island

Above: An old cast-iron nameplate at the western end of today’s Prusom Street. The right-hand end has been damaged. It is mounted on the corner wall of a pub called the White Swan and Cuckoo. The two lamps, used to … Continue reading

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