Category Archives: /Islington

Angel Central, Islington

Above: The large ‘angel’ design located beside Liverpool Road, Islington. Although Islington has an almost endless row of shops along Islington High Street and Upper Street, not to mention the very busy market held daily in the street bearing the … Continue reading

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Peacock Inn, Islington

Above: A painting titled ‘North Country Mails at the Peacock’ by James Pollard, painted in 1823. The History of the Inn The Peacock Inn was one of three large inns along the west side of Islington High Street. On the … 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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Angel Underground Station

Above: View of the wide southbound platform at Angel Underground Station. Angel Underground Station was originally built by the City & South London Railway (C&SLR) and opened on 17 November 1901. It served as a terminus until the line was … Continue reading

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Islington Turnpike Gate

Above: View looking north at the turnpike gate. With the vast area of Smithfield given over to animal pens for the daily cattle market, a common sight on roads into London was one or more drovers with many animals being … Continue reading

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Royal Agricultural Hall

Above: The south front of the Royal Agricultural Hall, now known as the Business Design Centre. The foundation stone was laid 1861 for the three acre (1.2 hectare) building, used by the Smithfield Club to house the Smithfield Agricultural Show … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 5)

This article outlines the plan for looking at London for the next few months. Having made part of the City of London our focus during the autumn term and then looked at part of the City of Westminster during the … Continue reading

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