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Leadenhall Market

Above: Entrance to Leadenhall Market from Gracechurch Street. Most of London’s streets and ancient buildings tend to have interesting names but because we have lived with those names since children we often say the name without really thinking about what … Continue reading

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Gracechurch Street

Above: Looking north along Gracechurch Street from the southern end. The history of Gracechurch Street is actually related to the construction of a bridge across the Thames by the Romans, to connect Londinium (on the north bank) with the southern … Continue reading

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Roman Wall at Bishopsgate

Above: Looking west in the gardens to the south of St Botolph Without Bishopsgate. The tennis courts in the distance are beside a yellow-brick wall. That wall is on the south side of where the Roman Wall once stood. This … Continue reading

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Bishopsgate (Gate)

Above: A large bronze mitre on the west side of Bishopsgate (Street) marks the site of the original gatehouse. If you are wondering why ‘(Gate)’ has been added to the title, it is to clarify the name. The name ‘Bishopsgate’ … Continue reading

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Bishopsgate (Street)

Above: Looking north in Bishopsgate (Street) near the eastern entrance to Liverpool Street Station. Notice how the modern buildings tower over the older Victorian offices. We will start first by explaining the title. The name ‘Bishopsgate’ applies to a street … Continue reading

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Bishopsgate and Lime Street Overview

Above: Outline map of the City of London. Today’s land is indicated in PINK. The old pre-2003 ward boundaries for the area of study are shown with a RED outline on the modern Google street map. This area of study … Continue reading

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Fenchurch Street, 20

Above: The office block viewed from East Smithfield. This large office block is the ‘new kid on the block’. Its name is ’20 Fenchurch Street’ because – er, let me think – it stands at 20 Fenchurch Street. Its entrance … Continue reading

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