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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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Roman Wall at Cripplegate

Above: Roman Wall still standing but set into new gardens – between Fore Street and the street called London Wall in 2018. It is a short distance east of the site of Cripplegate. The red bricks on top of the … Continue reading

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Beaver Weathervane in Bishopsgate

Above: Once to be seen with the sky behind it, the cupula and beaver-weathervane are now surrounded by high-rise offices. The view was taken using a zoom lens from Bishopsgate while standing outside the entrance to Liverpool Street Station. Although, until … Continue reading

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Hackney Overview

Above: A quiet elegant street in Hackney, of which there are many. This view looks west in a cul-de-sac called Sutton Place. For those who don’t know the area, the mention of Hackney brings to mind an unattractive location with … Continue reading

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