Category Archives: /City-Fleet Street

Public Records Office, Chancery Lane

Above: Looking from the eastern end near Fetter Lane at the library today with its elegant tower. When you have known a building all your life by a particular name, there is always the danger that you continue to use … Continue reading

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Salisbury Inn

Salisbury Inn or Salisbury Place was the London house of the Bishops of Salisbury. The property was owned from 1206. It stood on the site that is now part of Salisbury Court, along with Salisbury Square. The Bishops used the … Continue reading

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Chichester Inn

Above: The turning off Chancery Lane called Chichester Rents. In medieval times all the Bishops (including the two Archbishops) in England and Wales acquired land in and around the City of London and kept a London residence so that when … Continue reading

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St Paul’s from Blackfriars

“London in 1891” This view puts the observer right in the roadway. along with the traffic and the policeman. The road is the approach to Blackfriars Bridge, which is out of view on the right. The horse-drawn bus has just … Continue reading

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Clifford’s Inn

This is only a name today. There is a building standing on the original site of Clifford’s Inn – on the north side of Fleet Street and on the west side of Fetter Lane – but it has no connection … Continue reading

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Fleet Street in Sight of St Paul’s

“London in 1891” The painting made in 1891 is, as far as Fleet Street is concerned, almost timeless. It is still possible to stand at the same spot and see a similar view today. The street-seller is something that you … Continue reading

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St Dunstan in the West

Above: Looking west in Fleet Street. London is a very large metropolis – as we all know – but when the light is right there are just one or two really lovely streets to walk a long. On a sunny … Continue reading

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City of London (Year 6)

Above: Map of the City of London showing the outline of all the wards. It is now time to consider the Areas of Study for Year 6 of the Know Your London cycle of lectures. We start the academic year … Continue reading

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Temple Bar

Above: Modern map showing the original site of Temple Bar, now a monument (in red). While the City boundary has moved over the centuries, the two streets called Strand and Fleet Street have not altered in their positions or boundaries. … Continue reading

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