Monthly Archives: October 2021

Queenhithe as a Port

Above: Ogilby and Morgan’s map shows the different types of vessels using Queenhithe (Dock). As well as the inlet usually called Queenhithe (Dock), there were two wharves, one on either side. On the west side was Brook’s Wharf, whose Victorian … Continue reading

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Watling Street, City of London

Above: Part of Ogilby and Morgan’s map showing the position of Watling Street as related to St Paul’s Cathedral. Ogilby and Morgan’s map is important for understanding the City of London. It was published in 1677 – just over 10 … Continue reading

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Bread Street

Above: Ogilby and Morgan’s map (1677) showing Cheapside and Bread Street as related to Queenhithe (Dock). Bread Street today is not as long as it was in the 17th century. It runs south off Cheapside and has a long and … Continue reading

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St Michael, Queenhithe

Above: Two parish markers. When you walk around any part of the City of London, it is essential to keep your eyes open so that you don’t miss any of the numerous details. That is particularly true of a large … Continue reading

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Cleary Gardens

Above: Looking north in the gardens which are one three levels. Space in the City of London is at a premium and with the price of land being so expensive those who administer it have to decide whether a public … Continue reading

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Cannon Street, 30

Above: Looking west at the offices, with Queen Victoria Street to the left and Cannon Street with St Paul’s to the right. The site of the elegant office block was formerly partly occupied by the church of St Mildred, Bread … Continue reading

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Brook’s Wharf

Above: Brook’s Wharf (on the left with the arched window) in the 1970s when it was a derelict warehouse. It was one of many Victorian warehouses lining the Thames in the City. Until the 1970s, Upper Thames Street was a … Continue reading

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Rusty Nail (Public Art)

Above: The ‘nail’ is to the right of the entrance. Because it is not in a prominent position, it may be that you have never noticed that there is a piece of public art to be seen at the side … Continue reading

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One New Change and St Paul’s

Above: View looking west St St Paul’s Cathedral from inside One New Change. This article is brief because the pictures ‘speak’ for themselves. The large shopping precinct stands to the east of St Paul’s Cathedral. The designers – Ateliers Jean … Continue reading

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One New Change

Above: The southern exterior of One New Change with St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance. Shopping precincts within the City of London are not a new idea but building a new one within a few hundred yards of St Paul’s … Continue reading

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