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St Anne, Soho

Above: View looking east across the churchyard at the remaining 19th century spire and the 20th-century redevelopment. Until 1678, the land that we know as Soho today was part of the large parish of St Martin in the Fields. A … Continue reading

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Soho – A Quick Look Around

Above: View looking west in Old Compton Street in the late afternoon. Defining the Area’s Boundary The area known as Soho has no defined boundaries because, unlike the City of London or the Parish of Fulham, it has no official … Continue reading

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Piccadilly as a Name

Above: One of the many paintings that show what a ‘piccadil’ looked like. Piccadilly is used today for the name of a street running west from Piccadilly Circus. It was the street name that came first. Until the 16th century, … Continue reading

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Piccadilly Overview

Above: The area of study called (by the author) Piccadilly. As well as two large parks, the land covered by streets is called Soho, Mayfair and Knightsbridge. There are few people who do not know the name in London of … Continue reading

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Christmas in London

Above: Piccadilly Arcade, decorated for Christmas shoppers. “Reminiscing the Past” Nothing stays the same. That’s for sure. Because the date of Christmas is a fixture, when that time of the year comes around it is a reminder of times past … Continue reading

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Piccadilly Circus Billboard

Above: Looking across Piccadilly Circus from the SW towards the new display board. It is flat for most of the display but the right-hand edge is curved around the building on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue. The sign, which has … Continue reading

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Liberty’s Clock

The 23rd of April is St George’s Day and so we are looking for another reference to the patron saint that can be found within the boundary of Inner London. This year we focus on an animated version of St George … Continue reading

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