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Bank of England from NW in 1891

“London in 1891” It is not hard to recognise the location shown in this picture. The artist was working on the view while standing or sitting at the western end of Gresham Street. On the far left is the curved … Continue reading

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Olde Doctor Butler’s Head PH, Masons’ Avenue, Ye

Above: Looking east beside the pub at the entrance to Mason’s Avenue from Coleman Street. As the years go by, fewer and fewer of the old pubs remain in the City of London – or in other parts of London. … Continue reading

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St Margaret, Lothbury

Above: Looking east along Lothbury with the church of St Margaret on the left and a wall of the Bank of England on the right. The church of St Margaret stands in a short street called Lothbury which runs along … Continue reading

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Finsbury Circus

Above: The gardens of Finsbury Circus. Finsbury Circus was laid out as an oval piece of land on the original land that had been Moorfields. The name ‘Finsbury’ come from an ancient manor whose manor house stood just north of … Continue reading

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Moorfields

Above: Part of the Agas map (c1561) showing Moorfields which is labelled ‘More Fyeld’. Moorfields was a large open piece of land on the north side of the old Roman Wall. Because the land was so marshy, it had not … Continue reading

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Great Synagogue, Old Jewry

Above: City Plaque on the east side of Old Jewry. The history of the Jews in England and in London, in particular, is a long and complicated one. The City Plaque recording the site of the Great Synagogue that stood … Continue reading

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Tower 42

Above: An almost unobstructed view of Tower 42 from the junction of Leadenhall Street and Bishopsgate. The ‘wall of glass to the right of the view is the lower floors of new offices called 22 Bishopsgate. This is one of … Continue reading

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Gresham House

Above: City plaque beside Old Broad Street. If you go in search of Gresham’s house – that stood beside Old Broad Street – you will find only a City plaque as evidence of the once enormous property on which is … Continue reading

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Dutch Church, Austin Friars

Above: The Dutch Church which stands on the site of the nave of the old Austin Friars Priory church. The history of the Dutch Church in the City of London goes back to the middle of the 16th century. By … Continue reading

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Austin Friars Priory

Above: Archway leading into the thoroughfare called Austin Friars from Old Broad Street. As we walk around the City of London today, the features that are probably the most noticeable are the tall office blocks. For those who lived in … Continue reading

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