Category Archives: /City of London

City Views from Crystal Palace

At this time of year, the trees in London start to become green once more and the cycle of nature tells us that ‘summer is just around the corner’. Much of London is completely flat. Its cross-section has been likened … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of the City

Above: View looking east at the junction of Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street. It shows a contrast between Victorian offices (far left and towards the right) being dwarfed by the new high-rise offices which tower above them. No city … Continue reading

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Crossrail’s Archaeology

Above: Diagram of archaeological levels for finds in the City of London. We all need helpful diagrams and maps to enable us to make better sense of London’s archaeology. The history of London is such an enormous subject that when … 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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Great Fire of London Anniversary

Above: Model of some of the buildings in the City of London set on fire in two barges moored on the Thames. The flames are seen reflected in the water of the Thames. To the right is the model of … Continue reading

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Hay Barges on the Thames

Above: View of St Paul’s Cathedral with a hay barge in the foreground. At one time in London (when we were younger than we are now) there were many small petrol stations to be found, making filling up the car … Continue reading

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St Paul’s from Islington

Above: View looking south along St John Street from the western side of Islington High Street. The zoom view in the RED rectangle is shown below. The short road called Islington High Street (which extends north as Upper Street) is … Continue reading

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Crossrail Pictures and Videos

Above: Artist’s impression of the new Crossrail trains which will be 200 metres long. The carriages are longer than on other trains with three doors each side of the carriage (instead of the normal two). A very topical subject at … Continue reading

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DLR Pictures and Videos

Above: Its easy to forget that the DLR started with one-carriage trains and brand new stations which only had to be short to accommodate them. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) was opened by Queen Elizabeth II during 1987 and its … Continue reading

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Visscher’s Panorama of London

Above: A small-scale version of Visscher’s panorama, published in 1616. In 1616 a young Dutchman, born in Amsterdam, of about 29 or 30 years of age, decided to make a large drawing showing London from an imagined point some distance … Continue reading

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