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Archway Road – Hornsey Lane Views

Above: View looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral from Hornsey Lane. Inner London is a relatively low-rise metropolis. Although there are skyscraper office blocks in and around the City and also at Canary Wharf, most of Inner London has a majority … Continue reading

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Archway Road

Above: Busy morning traffic in both directions on Archway Road. Part of the bridge carrying Hornsey Lane above Archway Road is also visible. This is a tale of one of the few disasters that took place in North London when … Continue reading

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Highgate Hill

Above: Looking south down Highgate Hill, towards the City of London. The road called Highgate Hill is one of the steepest anywhere in Inner London. It extends NW from near today’s Archway Underground Station with its steepest gradient as it … Continue reading

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Highgate Village – Quick Look Around

Above: Highgate High Street, looking south down the steep drop in Highgate Hill, towards the City of London. Today’s village lies along the old northern boundary of what was once Metropolitan London. It stands on high ground at the top … Continue reading

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Fitzroy Square

Above: Looking west along the south side of Fitzroy Square. The name Fitzroy is linked to the ancient Manor of Tottenham Court which was owned about 1800 by the Dukes of Grafton, whose family name was Fitzroy. Grafton Way, running … Continue reading

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Tottenham Court, Manor of

Above: Part of John Rocque’s map of 1746, showing the manor house and Tottenham Court Road leading to the property through the fields. Long before the Norman invasion – ‘1066 and all that’ – England had been divided up into … Continue reading

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Euston Station

Above: Today’s main entrance to Euston Station. Three mainline railway termini stand along the north side of Euston Road. In order of being constructed, they are – Euston (1836-37), King’s Cross (1851-52) and St Pancras (1868-74). Of the three, Euston … Continue reading

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King’s Cross Station

Above: The south front of King’s Cross Station. When ‘railway mania’ started in London with the construction of the many railway termini (from the 1830s onwards), the greatest problem that had to be solved in the capital was where the … Continue reading

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St Pancras Station

Above: The original entrance to the station (large arch on the right) with the hotel (curved building towards the left). The station – situated between Euston and King’s Cross railway termini – was built 1868-74 for the Midland Railway along … Continue reading

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St Pancras (New Church)

Above: The main west portico of the church beside Upper Woburn Place. Most of the ancient parish churches in London have been rebuilt but only a few of them have been rebuilt on a new site. Usually, the old church … Continue reading

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