Monthly Archives: October 2020

Dutch Church, Austin Friars

Above: The Dutch Church which stands on the site of the nave of the old Austin Friars Priory church. The history of the Dutch Church in the City of London goes back to the middle of the 16th century. By … Continue reading

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The Magazine

This is a link to a new feature of the Know Your London Website – the Magazine. Its purpose is to make regular readers aware of the new features of the Website. Some of them you may have noticed but … Continue reading

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Austin Friars Priory

Above: Archway leading into the thoroughfare called Austin Friars from Old Broad Street. As we walk around the City of London today, the features that are probably the most noticeable are the tall office blocks. For those who lived in … Continue reading

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Bank of England and Royal Exchange in 1891

“London in 1891” Although the picture shows a scene near the Bank of England in 1891 – almost 130 years ago – anyone who knows this busy junction will have no problem recognising it. Apart from people’s clothes and the … Continue reading

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Bank of England

Above: View from near Mansion House, looking across the road intersection at the Bank of England. Princes Street is on the far left. The Bank of England, familiarly known as ‘the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’, stands in the City … Continue reading

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Broad Street and Coleman Street Overview

Above: The two wards of Broad Street and Coleman Street that make up the ‘Broad Street’ area of study. They are plotted onto the modern street map with part of the City boundary shown by a thin red line. The … Continue reading

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City of London (Year 4)

The above outline map of the City shows the ward boundaries that many people who study its history grew up with. The City boundary and the smaller Ward boundaries were in use throughout the 20th century, they were the boundaries … Continue reading

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City of London Wards

Above: The historic ward boundaries of the City of London (as defined before alterations in 1994 and also in 2003). Note that each ward boundary beside the Thames extends into the centre of the river. A quick look at the … Continue reading

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City of London, The

Above: One of two symbolic dragons marking the boundary of the City of London at the southern end of London Bridge. This article presents a few thoughts on how the City came into existence and how it became what it … Continue reading

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