Category Archives: 1–Common

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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Tower Bridge and a Thames Sailing Barge

Above: View of Tower Bridge from Rotherhithe. It is not that rare to see a Thames sailing barge passing by on the river but the sight is always grand and to see such a vessel with Tower Bridge or some … Continue reading

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Oranges and Lemons

Above: The tower and church of St Clement, Eastcheap, seen from the eastern end of today’s Cannon Street and looking north at the church which is ‘tucked into’ Clement’s Lane. You may remember the nursery rhyme that goes . . … Continue reading

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Victoria Park

Above: The attractive lake in Victoria Park. The subject of ‘Parks in London’ would fill several weighty volumes. Some of the larger parks in London – like Hyde Park and Richmond Park – derived from land that was Royal land … Continue reading

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London Bridge in 1891

“London in 1891” This view of London Bridge looks towards the City of London from a point beside the edge of the pavement on the west side of the bridge. Whether the artist sat at the southern end of the … Continue reading

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Gracechurch Street

Above: View of Gracechurch Street looking north. The crossroads – of Lombard Street (on the left) and Fenchurch Street (on the right) is near the bottom of the picture. Gracechurch Street was once quite an important street. We need to … Continue reading

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London Bridge – Three Stone Bridges

Above: Looking at the east side of London Bridge (with the City end on the right). The model of the bridge represents some time after 1550. The structure on the large pier shows the original chapel after it had been … Continue reading

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