Category Archives: /Sou-Southwark

Queen’s Head Inn, Borough High Street

Above: Today’s yard – on the site of the original coaching inn yard – seen from Borough High Street. The old yard was much longer than today’s yard. Nothing remains from the ancient inn. In the 15th century, the Queen’s … Continue reading

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Tabard Inn, Borough High Street

Above: The site of the original entrance to the inn from Borough High Street. In the distance is one of the old buildings of Guy’s Hospital. In this ‘instant’ world in which we live today, it is worth reminding ourselves … Continue reading

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Faraday, Michael in Newington

Above: A very faded plaque mounted high up above two windows. Newington is a district now in the London Borough of Southwark. It is at the southern end of Borough High Street which becomes called Newington Causeway. The traffic interchange … Continue reading

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Findlater’s Corner to be Restored

Above: Artist’s impression of how the restored shop will look. Victorians were not ones to waste space, especially when it was on a busy corner. They were quick to realise the commercial potential of such a site and Findlater’s Corner … Continue reading

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Christopher Inn, Borough High Street

Above: The Christopher Inn standing beside Borough High Street. The pub with its double doors opening out onto the pavement can be seen. The old inn-yard, known as Kentish Buildings on the right, with the Georgian buildings beside it. The … Continue reading

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King’s Head Inn, Borough High Street

Above: Arched entrance to King’s Head Yard today. If you start walking south along Borough High Street from the junction with St Thomas Street, this is the first site you will pass. Its documented history goes back to just before … Continue reading

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Alexandra Bridge Shields

Above: One of the original lattice girders of the Alexandra Bridge at the southern end of the bridge that was photographed in its rusty state, before being restored. The Alexandra Bridge was a lattice girder bridge that was not attractive … Continue reading

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Alexandra Bridge

Above: An old Google aerial view of the three bridges (left to right) – Blackfriars Bridge; Alexandra Bridge (only the pillars); and Blackfriars Railway Bridge (in its original state). This view was taken before work to relocate Blackfriars Station onto … Continue reading

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Hop Factors, Borough High Street

Above: Print of 1837 showing the steady procession of carts laden with hops arriving from Kent in Borough High Street from Old Kent Road. As the end of summer arrives and we move into September, those of us who are … Continue reading

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White Hart Inn, Borough High Street

Above: The low entrance arch remains today beside Borough High Street. At one time, Borough High Street was almost completely lined with large inns on its eastern side and quite a few to be found on the western side as … Continue reading

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