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Potter’s Fields

Above: Looking north towards Tower Bridge in Potter’s Fields. Potter’s Fields used to be the name of a narrow street that was the last turning running north from Tooley Street as you walked east, before arriving at Tower Bridge and … Continue reading

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Hay’s Galleria

Above: View looking west in Tooley Street at the rebuilt London Bridge Station (left) and Hay’s Galleria (right). In medieval times Tooley Street was crossed by several streams which flowed at right-angles to the street and discharged into the Thames. … Continue reading

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London Bridge Station Officially Reopened

Above: The plaque that was unveiled on the station concourse. The original terminus for the London and Greenwich Railway was opened on part of today’s site on 14 December 1836. It was London’s first railway terminus and, over the next … Continue reading

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London Bridge Station Completed

Above: The new cavernous main concourse. The large concrete pillars carry the weight of each trackbed as the trains travel overhead. To anyone who has known Tooley Street over the decades since the 1970s, you can still recognise the street and … Continue reading

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St Olave’s Grammar School is now a Hotel

Above: The exterior of the Lalit Hotel seen through the newly constructed entrance, leading off a side street in Tooley Street. In the 16th century, the Vestry of St Saviour – a large parish church near London Bridge, which is … Continue reading

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Pickle Herring Stairs

Above: Pickle Herring Street from Walter Bezant’s book ‘East London’ written about 1900. The view looks east from Pickle Herring Stairs towards the approach to Tower Bridge so the Thames is to your left. The catwalks seen in this drawing … Continue reading

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Morgan’s Lane and Green Bank

Above: Agas map (c1561) showing Tooley Street and Morgan’s Lane. The RED dotted line shows the land covered by Leybourn’s map (below). If you walk along Tooley Street from the London Bridge end, you will pass Hay’s Galleria on your … Continue reading

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