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Lee – A Quick Look Around

Above: Mural under the railway bridge near Lee Station. So, where is Lee and where is its centre? Although it appears to be a simple question, it is not that easy to be precise about the answer. If the question … Continue reading

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Greenwich, London Borough of

Above: Outline map showing the position of the London Borough of Greenwich relative to the City of London (PINK) and the City of Westminster (BEIGE). The London Borough of Greenwich came into existence in 1965 when the Metropolitan Borough of … Continue reading

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St Mary, Stratford le Bow

Above: Looking east at the church along the footpath in the churchyard on the island site in the centre of Bow Road. Before we go any further, it may be useful to explain that this church stands on an island … Continue reading

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Thomas a Becket Pub

Above: View of the pub today. The present pub, built in 1898, stands on the site that was once beside the stream mentioned in the ‘Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer. It is closed at the time of writing and sadly, … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 2)

Above: Map of old Metropolitan London. The boundary lines show all the original Metropolitan Boroughs. Those being considered in this academic year are coloured GREEN. During the remaining months of this academic year, we shall be delving into two London … Continue reading

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Westminster (Year 2)

Above: A map showing the City of Westminster (in PINK with a RED boundary). At the top of the map are the boundaries of the old Metropolitan Boroughs of Paddington and St Marylebone. Encompassed by a YELLOW line is the … Continue reading

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Perceval (Public Art)

Above: The large piece of public art on show in Cullum Street. In a quaint back street in the City of London is one of the pieces of public art that makes up the 2018-19 season. Each year the City … Continue reading

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