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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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Lea, River at Hackney

Above: The River Lea, with the trees of Springfield Park in the distance. The view looks almost NW, with Hackney on the left and Walthamstow Marshes on the right. The River Lea (also spelt Lee) forms the eastern boundary of … 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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Docklands Light Railway Turns 30

Above: View from a helicopter of the first West India Quay DLR Station, taken about 1988. The first DLR trains only had one carriage. Notice also that there are three red construction cranes in the view – used to erect … Continue reading

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