Category Archives: /City of London

Cheapside in 1891

The original picture was titled ‘Cheapside – A Rainy Day’ and that is clearly evident as you look at the details. Although the view of Cheapside was made in 1891, the location is still recognisable today. The viewpoint is at … Continue reading

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City Views from Reed’s Wharf House Boats

The above view was taken from the river bank just downriver of Reed’s Wharf, which is just east of St Saviour’s Dock. Reed’s Wharf has stone stairs that lead down to the beach at low tide. At that point, a … Continue reading

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Ogilby and Morgan’s Map

Above: Small scale representation of the whole map. Details easy to identify are – Lincoln’s Inn Fields on the far left (with High Holborn above them and Strand below). St Paul’s Cathedral towards the centre. Part of London Bridge is … Continue reading

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City Views from Hay’s Galleria

Above: A sinister view of the City from Hay’s Galleria in 2017. The dark cloud in this image – hanging over the City buildings – sets the tone of the whole view. Here is a view of the future as … Continue reading

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City Views from St Paul’s Churchyard

The City of London is becoming so filled with tall buildings that views across the Square Mile are becoming increasingly rare. Now and then, you walk across the familiar ground in the City and suddenly notice a view that either … Continue reading

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St Paul, Shadwell, with Heron Tower

For those of us who take photographs in London, it’s all about seizing the moment. If you have a camera – or even just the one in your smartphone – and you see a view that looks interesting, it is … Continue reading

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Cheapside Medieval Model Street

Nearly everyone loves a model. Although remarkable modelling can now be achieved using computer graphics on high-end computer displays, developers still make models in order to show people how a new housing estate will look. Many museums display models of … Continue reading

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City Views from One Tree Hill

Above: View of the City from the top of One Tree Hill. Most of Central London is relatively flat. To be more precise some of it is flat and some of it is undulating land. As you move away from … Continue reading

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Cheapside – Modern Times

Above: Looking west along Cheapside with the fine tower of St Mary le Bow in the centre of the view. The street market in Cheapside is assumed to have started in Saxon times, continuing into the medieval period. The market … Continue reading

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Cheapside – A Medieval Market

Above: The name ‘Cheapside’ as it appears on the Copper Engraving (c1550). We also catch a glimpse of the Elizabethan houses that lined the street. “Mini Lecture” As you walk around the City today, several features distract your attention. The … Continue reading

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