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St Paul’s from Watling Street

Above: Looking west in Watling Street with St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance. Watling Street is one of the narrow thoroughfares that probably goes back to the original 9th century Saxon street plan of the City. Watling Street originally aligned … Continue reading

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Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane

Above: Photograph recording some of the features of the inn shortly before it was to be demolished. Copyright image. Consideration of Coaching Inns The Oxford Arms in Warwick Lane, near St Paul’s Cathedral, was one of the last surviving galleried … Continue reading

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Viking Grave Marker

Above: Viking grave marker found near St Paul’s Cathedral. Any history book about the City of London will explain that the Vikings attacked the east coast of Britain and, with time, they occupied parts of London. The name ‘Viking’ is … Continue reading

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Ludgate Hill on a Snowy Day

“London in 1891” William John Loftie was quite a prolific writer of books on London. Some of them carried illustrations drawn by William Luker (Junior). One of Luker’s drawings is shown at the top of this article. It is taken … Continue reading

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Black Friar Pub

Above: The pub, standing by itself in August 2000. You don’t have to be a ‘hardened drinker’ to enjoy a good pub. As well as non alcoholic beers there are also soft drinks and even coffee being sold as alternatives. … Continue reading

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Upper Thames Street in 1900

Above: Excerpt from the Ordnance Map for Upper Thames Street for 1900. Over the past few weeks, there have been 18 articles describing Upper Thames Street — an introduction and 17 locations each described with their own article. It is … Continue reading

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St Benet, Paul’s Wharf

Above: The unusual sight of an open view of the church, in June 1971. This was not due to bomb damage but clearance of the site in order to build a new access road and erect a large office block. … Continue reading

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