Monthly Archives: August 2021

Prospect of Whitby Tavern, Wapping

Above: View of the tavern from across the Thames at Rotherhithe at low tide. Pelican Stairs can be seen on the far left. The beer garden is graced by a large willow tree. The tavern is said to have been … Continue reading

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Town of Ramsgate pub, Wapping High Street

Above: View of the pub from across the river in Bermondsey. The pub has a sloping red roof and white upper storey. In the 18th century, the long street that is now known as Wapping High Street appears to have … Continue reading

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Turk’s Head pub, Wapping High Street

Above: Painting of the Turk’s Head, Wapping, seen from the Thames. Do you like maps? Are you comfortable navigating your way across a map showing territory that is familiar to you? Some people love maps and find navigating their way … Continue reading

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Wapping by James Whistler

The view of the Thames, entitled ‘Wapping’ and also ‘Wapping on Thames’, was painted by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). He started the painting shown above in 1860 but it was not completed until 1864. The seemingly long time for working … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Railway (New Cross to Croydon)

Above: Viaduct showing the Atmospheric Railway train, crossing the Dover and Brighton lines, between Norwood and Croydon, 1845. Notice the large tube (shown striped with round bands) between the wheels of the train. The London and Croydon Railway (L&CR) opened … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway (Background Page)

Above: Outline map of the line and the stations. Although a rather long title, it was one of the shortest branch lines in London. The line was built to provide a railway route for those wishing to visit the Crystal … Continue reading

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London – Inner London Contours

Above: Contours for all of Inner London and some parts of Outer London. The land enclosed by today’s boundary of Inner London, owes its contours to the River Thames flowing through the centre, along with the many tributaries. The description … Continue reading

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White Hart Inn, Borough High Street

Above: The low entrance arch remains today beside Borough High Street. At one time, Borough High Street was almost completely lined with large inns on its eastern side and quite a few to be found on the western side as … Continue reading

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Axe Inn, Borough High Street

Above: John Rocque’s large scale map showing Axe Yard beside Borough High Street. The Axe Inn was another of the twelve inns that once lined the east side of Borough High Street. According to William Rendle, in his ‘The Inns … Continue reading

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Temeraire at Rotherhithe

Above: Picture of Turner’s painting of the Temeraire being towed upriver at sunrise on its last journey to be broken up at Rotherhithe. The Temeraire had been built at Chatham, Kent, in 1798 and was fitted with 90 guns which … Continue reading

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