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Heron Tower

Above: A view in October 2011 of the Heron Tower shortly before opening from the fork formed by Threadneedle Street with Bishopsgate. As the tallest building in the City of London – at 755 feet (230 m) with 46 floors … Continue reading

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Liverpool Street Underground Station Signal Box

Above: View looking west from the west-bound platform of the Circle Line. Because today’s London underground railway system runs with automatic signalling – with trains requiring very little driver control – the idea that there were once old-fashioned signal boxes … Continue reading

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Bull Inn, Leadenhall Street, at Christmas

Above: A stagecoach arriving at the Bull Inn, laden not with passengers but with poultry to be sold in Leadenhall Market just before Christmas. This is an interesting print but you will have to look carefully because it is crammed … Continue reading

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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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Forum

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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Basilica

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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