Category Archives: /City of London

City of London (Year 4)

The above outline map of the City shows the ward boundaries that many people who study its history grew up with. The City boundary and the smaller Ward boundaries were in use throughout the 20th century, they were the boundaries … Continue reading

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City of London Wards

Above: The historic ward boundaries of the City of London (as defined before alterations in 1994 and also in 2003). Note that each ward boundary beside the Thames extends into the centre of the river. A quick look at the … Continue reading

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City of London, The

Above: One of two symbolic dragons marking the boundary of the City of London at the southern end of London Bridge. This article presents a few thoughts on how the City came into existence and how it became what it … Continue reading

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Roman Wall (Background Page)

Above: Google map showing the modern City of London Boundary (RED). The overlay (PURPLE) shows the approximate line of the Roman Wall with the 11 gates named (YELLOW). A few other landmarks are also labelled (Click on image to enlarge … Continue reading

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City Views from Greenwich Pier

Above: View of the City on 9 June 2019 from near Greenwich Pier (Click on image to enlarge to 1024×640). Some of us, with longer memories than others, can remember walking along the riverfront at Greenwich and looking towards the … Continue reading

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City of London (Year 3)

Above: Outline of the City of London (PINK). Each area of study is highlighted. The Bishopsgate area of study (ORANGE) consists of the Ward of Bishopsgate, the Ward of Lime Street and the eastern part of Langbourn. Cornhill area of … Continue reading

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City of London Markets

Above: Outline map showing the City’s markets and the new proposed site at Dagenham (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×800). The City of London has had several important markets which have been in existence for hundreds of years. Some … Continue reading

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Victoria Embankment Dragons

Above: One of a pair of dragons making the entrance into the City on the Victoria Embankment. The 23rd of April is St George’s Day which, of course, is all about the famous knight fighting the dragon. The Coat of … Continue reading

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City of London (Year 2)

In ‘Year 2’ we look into places of interest in three wards on the eastern side of the City. The ward called Tower is beside the Thames but also forms part of the eastern border of the City. To the … Continue reading

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City Giants are Coming

Above: Long view from Queen Victoria Street, looking NE towards the Royal Exchange with the half-glazed, rising office block in the background, called 22 Bishopsgate. For those of us who remember the Nat West Tower – now known as Tower … Continue reading

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