Category Archives: /City-Bishopsgate

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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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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