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Liverpool Street Station and the Eagle

Above: An eagle perched on a pedestrian barrier beside his handler at the entrance to Liverpool Street Station. It is not every day that you walk into a large railway station and find an eagle staring you in the face. … Continue reading

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Bishopsgate, 22 from Threadneedle Street

Above: Looking almost northeast from near the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street at 22 Bishopsgate (Click image to enlarge to 1024×640). Something we will all have to get used to is the fact that buildings in the City of … Continue reading

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Leadenhall Market in 1891

(Click on image to enlarge to 800×1100). “London in 1891” The artist William Loftie (1838-1911) was born in Ireland but he lived most of his life in England and also in London. He had a keen interest in London, writing … Continue reading

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St Gabriel Fenchurch

Above: St Gabriel’s churchyard – now called Fen Court Garden – surrounded by modern offices on the north side of Fenchurch Street. The little church of St Gabriel stood in the middle of the roadway in Fenchurch Street. If we … Continue reading

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Above: A small fragment of a decorative fresco found on the site of the second Forum. The fragment once adorned a wall of a house owned by a wealthy Roman who lived near the first Forum in Londinium. The hand-painted … Continue reading

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Above: The base of one of the ‘piers’ from the Basilica. It is still in situ below ground, under Leadenhall Market. If your Latin is a bit shaky – or possibly non-existent – it might be a good idea to … Continue reading

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Turkish Baths, Bishopsgate

Above: Looking west (towards Old Broad Street) at the building which is now used as a functions venue. The ‘star and crescent’ is just visible above the onion-shaped cupula. There was a time when the wealthy men of London – … Continue reading

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St Ethelburga the Virgin

Above: View of the restored church. Its ‘new neighbour’ on the left is an overbearing office block called ‘100 Bishopsgate’ – completed in 2019. Bishopsgate (Street) certainly has some interesting churches standing beside it or nearby. One is the church … Continue reading

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St Mary of Bethlehem, Priory of

Above: City Plaque mounted on the wall of the Great Eastern Hotel, on the north side of Liverpool Street. The subject of religious houses in London is a large and complex one. The City of London certainly had a large … Continue reading

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St Botolph Without Bishopsgate

Above: Looking north in Bishopsgate at the tower of St Botolph which stands on the west side of the street. After considering the name of the church, we probably need to explain who Botolph was. St Botolph as the name … Continue reading

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