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Garraway’s Coffee House, Change Alley

Above: Ornate stone sign on a wall in Change Alley, recording the site of Garraway’s Coffee House. From the historical perspective, it is sad to consider that if you asked someone walking past you in the street to name a … Continue reading

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Boar’s Head Tavern, Eastcheap

Above: Stone sign of the Boar’s Head Tavern that used to be mounted on the wall of the tavern before it was demolished. This article describes a tavern that was once one of the most well-known in the City from … Continue reading

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All Hallows, Lombard Street

Above: Print showing the church standing in its churchyard, surrounded by offices. Looking at some of the splendid maps of Central London – like those by Rocque, Horwood, Greenwood or Stanford – you cannot help but lament the fact that … Continue reading

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St Nicholas Acon

Above: Remaining metalwork from a 19th-century water-pump in Nicholas Lane, showing the initials of the parish. The water spout was where the round plate is to be seen (near the top of the metalwork). When the medieval street plan was … Continue reading

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St Mary Abchurch

Above: Looking north in Abchurch Lane, at the church standing beside the paved area that was once the churchyard. This beautiful and unusual church with a strange name stands tucked away and almost out of sight of the pedestrians in … Continue reading

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King William Street

Above: Looking along King William Street, towards the Bank of England Junction from near the junction with Cannon Street. Seven streets now radiate from the busy junction at the Bank of England – Poultry, Princes Street, Threadneedle Street, Cornhill, King … Continue reading

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Cannon Street

Above: Looking along almost the entire length of Cannon Street from near the eastern end. In the foreground is the dip in the street where the River Walbrook once flowed above ground. In the distance is part of St Paul’s … Continue reading

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Lombard Street

Above: Looking west along Lombard Street. It is just possible to make out four hanging signs – two on each side of the road. The overhanging clock is on the front of the church of St Edmund the Martyr. If … Continue reading

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Reuter, Paul (Statue)

Above: Looking along the pedestrianised Royal Exchange Buildings at the head of the Reuter Statue. Often described as ‘standing at the back’ of the Royal Exchange, is a statue to a remarkable man – Paul Julius Reuter. The rough-cut granite … Continue reading

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Royal Exchange Electric Telegraph

Above: Equipment used at the Royal Exchange, designed by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone. Related to the world of commerce and trade, one of the most important buildings in the City of London has been the Royal Exchange. It was … Continue reading

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