KYL Index

Above: Map of Inner London. The City of London is coloured RED. Westminster is coloured YELLOW. All the other Inner London Boroughs are coloured in one of two shades of GREEN. The Inner London Boroughs are named around the edge of the map in matching colours. The original Metropolitan Boroughs are shown within each London Borough.

The blogs, which appear three times each week, track the activities of the group that I am still leading. A full list – by London Borough and then by area of study – is provided below.

Any name in [SQUARE BRACKETS] is not the title of a blog. All other titles below have blogs written about them.

The index is divided into THREE sections – ‘London’, ‘Inner London’ and ‘Outer London’.

• London

– Index for ‘London’ updated 28 September 2018

– These blogs explain how the whole of London and its boroughs developed
London – Roman London
London – Saxon London
London – The Vikings
London – Changes Across the Centuries
London – The Counties
London – Metropolitan Boroughs
London – London Boroughs

– Note: For general details of how London is divided, see the blogs below
– Note: The blogs listed below will be added to over the coming years

City of London (Year 1)
City of London (Year 2)
City of London (Year 5)
City of London (Year 6)

Westminster (Year 5)
Westminster (Year 6)

Metropolitan London (Year 4)
Metropolitan London (Year 5)

Overview Blogs

Aldgate and Portsoken Overview
Bridge Within and Billingsgate Overview
Tower (Ward) Overview
Vintry and Cordwainer Overview
Walbrook and Dowgate Overview

Hackney Overview
Shoreditch Overview
Stoke Newington Overview

Fulham Overview
Hammersmith Overview

Clapham Overview

Bermondsey Overview

Bethnal Green Overview
Stepney Overview

Battersea Overview
Wandsworth Overview

– When completed, there will be 47 Overviews, consisting of . . .
– 13 for City of London, 27 for other Inner London Boroughs, 7 for City of Westminster

• Inner London Boroughs

• [Camden, London Borough of]

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 13 Oct 2017



St Pancras
Gresley, Sir Nigel
Sherlock Holmes in the 21st Century

• [City of London]

– The index for all sections of the City was updated 24 November 2018
– As well as blogs about the City, all other blogs are listed under one of 13 areas of study which each has an acronym to remember the wards that they relate to.

City from Crystal Palace
City of London (Year 1)
City of London (Year 5)
City of London (Year 6)
Crossrail’s Archaeology
Great Fire of London Anniversary
Hay Barges on the Thames
London – Saxon London
Lord Mayor’s Procession
Walbrook, River
St Paul’s from Islington
The Changing Face of the City
The City of London in Saxon Times === History Mini Lecture
The Dragon on London Bridge
Vischer’s Panorama of London

Aldgate and Portsoken Overview
Aldgate Pump
Aldgate Square
Bevis Marks Synagogue
Bury Street Synagogue
Fenchurch Street Station
Great Synagogue, Duke’s Place
Leadenhall Building (Cheesegrater)
Minories – Roman Eagle (Statue)
Mitre Square
Roman Wall at Cooper’s Row
St Andrew Undershaft
St Katherine Cree Churchyard
St Mary Axe, 30 (Gherkin)
St Mary Axe (Street)

– ‘Blim’ is an acronym for the wards of ‘Bishopsgate’, ‘Lime Street’ and the eastern part of the ward of ‘Langborn’.

Bethlehem Hospital, Bishopsgate
Bishopsgate in the Fog
Broadgate Circle
Black Horse in Bishopsgate
Fulcrum (Public Art), Broadgate
Great Eastern Hotel
Leadenhall Market at Christmas
Rush Hour (Public Art)
White Hart Inn, Bishopsgate

Bridge Within and Billingsgate Overview
Bawley Boats on the Thames
Billingsgate Dock
Coal Exchange
Fishmongers’ Hall
Fish Street Hill
Gracechurch Street
Gracechurch Street Parish Markers (01)
London Bridge
London Bridge in 1891
London Bridge – Three Stone Bridges
London Bridge Staircase
Lower Thames Street
Monument in 1891
Monument, The
New Fresh Wharf
Old Swan Tavern, Upper Thames Street
Peter Boat and Doublet, Fish Street Hill
St Magnus the Martyr
St Mary at Hill (Church)
Upper Thames Street in 1900

– ‘Broc’ is an acronym for the wards of ‘Broad Street’ and ‘Coleman Street’.

The Frieze in Lothbury

‘Cafa’ is an acronym for the wards of ‘Castle Baynard’ and ‘Farringdon Within’.

Baynard’s Castle
Black Friar Pub
Blackfriars Station Place Names
Ludgate Hill on a Snowy Day
Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane
Puddle Dock
St Benet, Paul’s Wharf
Upper Thames Street in 1900
Upper Thames Street Introduction
Viking Grave Marker

– ‘Coca’ is an acronym for the wards of ‘Cornhill’, ‘Candlewick’ and the western part of the ward of ‘Langborn’.

Parish Markers in the City

[Cripplegate (Ward (City)]
St Olave, Silver Street
Shakespeare at Silver Street
Shakespeare’s Plays
Swan with Two Necks Inn, Lad Lane

– ‘Flee’ is an acronym for the western part of the ward of ‘Farringdon Without’.

Chichester Inn
Child’s Bank, Fleet Street
Cirencester Inn
Clifford’s Inn
Fleet, River
Fleet Street in History
Fleet Street in Sight of St Paul’s
Fleet Street on Agas
Holborn as a Name
Holborn on Agas
Peterborough Inn
Public Records Office, Chancery Lane
Punch Tavern, Fleet Street
Rolls Building
St Dunstan in the West
St Paul’s from Blackfriars
Salisbury Inn
Temple Bar

– ‘Queb’ is an acronym for the wards of ‘Queenhithe’ and ‘Bread Street’.

Queenhithe (Dock)
St Mary Somerset
Trig Lane
Upper Thames Street Introduction

– ‘Smit’ is an acronym for the eastern part of the ward of ‘Farringdon Without’ along with the ward of ‘Aldersgate’.

Boar’s Head Ceremony
Bull and Mouth Inn
Butterworth Charity
Cloth Court and its Secret Window
Dragon Wash and Brush Up
Haberdashers’ Hall, West Smithfield
Information Technologists’ Company
Smithfield in Victorian Times
Smithfield Market
Smithfield Medieval
Smithfield on Agas
Turnmill Street and the Boundary Post

Tower (Ward) Overview
All Hallows Barking
Custom House
Knollys’ Red Rose Rent
Legal Quays
Minster Court
Pepys, Samuel and the Navy Office
Port of London Authority
Roman Bath, Lower Thames Street
Roman Wall at Tower Hill
St Dunstan in the East

Vintry and Cordwainer Overview
Cordwainer (Statue)
Mansion House Station
St Antholin Church Spire
St James, Garlickhythe – 14 Oct 2015
St James, Garlickhithe – 8 Dec 2017
St Mary le Bow
St Michael Paternoster Royal
St Paul’s from Watling Street
Southwark Bridge
Swan Marker and Swans (Statue)
Three Cranes Wharf
Upper Thames Street in 1900
Upper Thames Street Introduction
Vintners’ Hall
Williamson’s Tavern, Bow Lane

Walbrook and Dowgate Overview
Cannon Street in 1891
Cousin Lane Stairs
Dyers’ Hall
Innholders’ Hall
London Stone
Mithras, Temple of
St Swithin, London Stone
Skinners’ Hall
Tallow Chandlers’ Hall
Upper Thames Street in 1900
Upper Thames Street Introduction
Walbrook Dock
Walbrook, River
Walbrook Ward Marker

• Extra Entries (EXE)

– The index for all sections of these ‘Extra Entries’ was updated 6 Sep 2017
– ‘Common’ topics are ‘common to’ or ‘relate to’ several areas
– ‘People’ refer to organisations
– ‘Persons’ refer to single individuals (for example ‘Chaucer’)
– ‘Subjects’ can refer to many topics (for example ‘Transport’ or ‘Dress’)

Crossrail’s Archaeological Legacy
Docklands Light Railway Turns 30
Elizabeth Line Trains
Great North Wood
New Road


Chaucer’s Pilgrims – The Miller
Chaucer’s Pilgrims – The Monk
Chaucer’s Pilgrims – The Prioress
Thomas a Becket

Agas Facsimile Map
A Lady’s Dress from Stuart Times
Boar’s Head Feasting
Double Deck Train
Mail coach in a Snowstorm
Night Tube
Post Roads and Post Offices
Railway Destination Boards

• [Greenwich, London Borough of]

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 21 Aug 2017

Angerstein Level Crossing
Angerstein PH, Woolwich Road
Antigallican PH, Woolwich Road
Charlton Lane Crossing
Deptford Creek Pedestrian Swing Bridge

Royal Arsenal Pier
Workers of Woolwich (Public Art)

• Hackney, London Borough of

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 1 Apr 2018

Hackney Overview
Bishop Wood’s Almshouses
De Beauvoir Square
East London
Good Shepherd, Cathedral Church of the
Hackney Town Hall (Old)
Lea, River
Metropolitan London (Year 1)
Round Chapel, Hackney
St Augustine, Hackney
Springfield House
Sutton House

Shoreditch Overview
Battle of Waterloo on the Shoreditch Art Wall
Boxpark, Shoreditch
Curtain Road
Eagle Tavern, City Road
Geffrye Almshouses
Hackney, London Borough of
Kingsland Road in the 1930s
Regent’s Canal at Shoreditch
St Leonard, Shoreditch
Shoreditch Town Hall
Unicorn Pub, Hoxton High Street
Village Underground

Stoke Newington Overview
Abney Park Cemetery and Braidwood’s Grave
Clissold House
Defoe, Daniel (Plaque)
Hackney, London Borough of
New River Pumping Station, Green Lanes
Poe, Edgar Allan (Plaque)
St Mary, Stoke Newington (New)
St Mary, Stoke Newington (Old)

• Hammersmith and Fulham, London Borough of

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 28 Sep 2017

Fulham Overview
Brandenburgh House, Fulham
Fulham Overview
Fulham Palace
Fulham Palace Moat
Fulham Pottery
Margravine Cemetery

Hammersmith Overview
Dove Inn, Hammersmith
Doves Typeface
Hammersmith Creek
Hammersmith Overview
High Bridge, Hammersmith
Ravenscourt Park
St Paul’s Hotel, Hammersmith

• [Islington, London Borough of]

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 21 Aug 2017

Angel, Islington
Boar’s Head, St John Street
Castle Tavern, Cowcross Street
Charterhouse, Monastery of
Finsbury Square and Tom Smith
Rookery Hotel
St John Street
Smithfield Medieval
Turnmill Street and the Boundary Post

Angel Central, Islington
Angel Underground Station
Islington Turnpike Gate
Peacock Inn, Islington
Royal Agricultural Hall
St Paul’s from Islington

• [Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough of]

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 24 December 2018

Battersea Bridge
Battersea Railway Bridge
Westbourne River at Sloane Square

Campden Hill Square on Christmas Eve

• Lambeth, London Borough of

– The index for all sections of for this borough was updated 21 Aug 2017

Baird’s Original Equipment
Brixton Station Platform Pieces
Brixton Windmill
Crystal Palace Home in Loo
Elephant and Castle Pub, Vauxhall
Horse Ferry, Lambeth
Lambeth Workhouse
London Eye
Nine Elms Cold Store
Old Paradise Street, Lambeth
Osborne Water Tower House
Pop Brixton
St Thomas’s Hospital Chapel
St Thomas’s Hospital Murals
Southwark Iron Foundries
The Elephant at Waterloo
Vauxhall as a Place Name
Vauxhall Station Railway Bridge
White Hart Dock

Clapham Overview
Clapham Common Bandstand
Clapham Common Underground Station
Plough Pub, Clapham
St Paul, Rectory Grove, Clapham
Windmill Inn, Clapham Common

The Rookery, Streatham

• Lewisham, London Borough of

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 21 Aug 2017

Brockley Road and its Clockwork House
Convoy’s Wharf
Deptford Creek Pedestrian Swing Bridge
Deptford Inclined Plane
Deptford Project
Deptford Railway Arches
Deptford Wharf Branch Line
His and Hers (Mural)
Mumford’s Mill
New Cross and Telegraph Hill
New Cross Gate Station View
Payne’s Wharf
St Paul, Deptford
Sir John Evelyn’s Charity
Thankfull Sturdee in Deptford
The Brockley Barge Pub
Tobacconist Roll, New Cross Road

Catford Cat
Crystal Palace Frightful Accident
Forest Hill Brewery
Forest Hill Col
Hill House, Honor Oak Road
Hither Green Mural
Lewisham DLR Station
Lewisham High Street and the Tram
London Fire Brigade
Pagoda, Blackheath
Perry Vale
Perry Vale Fire Station
Poole River at Lower Sydenham
Railway Tavern, Southend Lane
St Antholin Church Spire
St George, Perry Hill
Tewkesbury Lodge Folly
Two Storey Convenience in Forest Hill

[Southwark, London Borough of]

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 28 Sep 2018

Bermondsey Overview
Albion Dry Dock
A Restaurant called Brigade
Bermondsey Abbey
Bermondsey Street Railway Arches
Braithwaite and Dean
Brunel Lettering (Sculpture)
Chamber’s Wharf
Chambers Wharf in 1973
Cherry Garden Pier
Churchill’s Funeral
Courage Brewery
Deal Porters (Public Art)
Druid Street Railway Arches
East Lane and West Lane
Edward III’s Manor House
Family of Dolphins (Sculpture), Rotherhithe
Fountain Green Views
Fountain Stairs, Bermondsey
Greenland Dock
Hay’s Galleria
Ice on the Thames
Jacob the Horse (Public Art)
Jamaica Road Tram
Lee Boo, Prince
London Bridge Station
London Bridge Station Completed
London Bridge Station Concourse
London Bridge Station Concourse Opens
London Bridge Station Officially Reopened
London Bridge Station Old Wall
Mills and Knight
Morgan’s Lane and Green Bank
Norwegian Church, Rotherhithe
Pageant Stairs Obelisk
Pickle Herring Stairs
Pottery Found at Borough Market
Potter’s Fields
Redriff and Ratcliffe
Rotherhithe’s Medieval Stones
Rotherhithe Warehouses
St Mary, Rotherhithe
St Olave’s Grammar School is now a Hotel
St Saviour’s Dock at High Tide
Simon the Tanner pub
South Eastern Railway Offices
South Wharf, Rotherhithe
Southwark Boundary
Southwark, London Borough of
Southwark Park Caryatids
Tooley Street (Derivation)
Tooley Street Flashback 01
Tooley Street Flashback 02
Tooley Street is on the Change
Topping’s Wharf
Tower Bridge from Elephant Stairs
Walking to Work at Canada Water
Wilson Grove
Wyatt and Co Tin Box Factory

A Strange Plaque in Camberwell
Baird’s Original Equipment
Bessemer Road
Camberwell Beauty
Camberwell Station
Chaucer Pilgrims Mural
Crescent Wood Road – No 3
Dulwich Mill Pond
Effra, River
Honor Oak
Lyncombe, 1 Crescent Wood Road
Mary Datchelor School
Melon Road, Peckham
Old Kent Road at the Kentish Drovers
Old Kent Road – Tram 191 === [Sould be added to original Blog]
Prefab in Lordship Lane
Robert Browning in Camberwell
Sunday Afternoon on Camberwell Green
The Concrete House, Lordship Lane
Wolf on the Hill

Bankend, Southwark
Blackfriars Road Station
Borough High Street, Nos 127-143
Borough Market
Borough Market Ghosts
Borough Market Viaduct
Bridge Foot in 1616
Carter and Sons, Old Kent Road
Clink Prison
Cross Bones Graveyard
Findlater’s Corner
George Inn, Borough High Street
Illife Yard
London Bridge
London Bridge Street
Long View in Borough High Street
Michael Faraday Memorial
Pottery Found at Borough Market === [Name should be changed]
Royal Mail Stage Coach at the George Inn
St George and the Dragon, Southwark Cathedral
St Thomas the Apostle, Southwark
SE District Sorting Office
Southwark Boundary
Southwark Iron Foundries
Spur Inn, Borough High Street
Spur Inn, Borough High Street, Becomes an Inn Once More
Stones End
Strata, SE1
Tabard Inn, Borough High Street
The Sign of the Dog and Pot
Winchester House, Southwark

• Tower Hamlets, London Borough of

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 28 September 2018

Bethnal Green Overview
Bethnal Green Memorial
Bethnal Green Station
Bethnal Green Town Hall (Old)
Bethnal Green Underground Platform
Bonner Hall Bridge, Regent’s Canal
London Bridge Alcoves in Victoria Park
Regent’s Canal at Bethnal Green
Victoria Park
Victoria Park Parish Boundaries

Bow Bells Mural, Bow Road
Canary Wharf Crossrail Station Roof Garden
Canary Wharf DLR Station
Chapel House Street
Heron Quays DLR Station
Island Gardens DLR Station
Isle of Dogs as a Name
West India Docks and the Peruvian Training Ship
West India Quay DLR Station

Stepney Overview
Captain Kidd pub, Wapping High Street
East London
Green Bridge, Mile End Park
Keepier Wharf
King’s Brewhouse, Stepney
Limehouse Link Tunnel
Limekiln Dock
Ratcliff Cross Stairs
Regent’s Canal at Stepney
St Clare, Abbey of
St Dunstan, Stepney
St George in the East, The Highway
St John, Scandrett Street, Wapping
St Katharine Docks
St Paul, The Highway, Shadwell
Tower Hamlets (Hamlets)
Tower Hamlets, London Borough of
Tower Hamlets – Walls, Banks and Dykes
Wapping River Police Pier
Wapping Station Murals
Woodward Fisher
Worcester House, Stepney Green

• Wandsworth, London Borough of

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 21 Aug 2017

Battersea Overview
American Embassy, Nine Elms
Asparagus Pub, Falcon Road
Battersea Bridge
Battersea Creek
Battersea Railway Bridge
Fowler’s Horizontal Mill
London Heliport
New Covent Garden Market
Nine Elms Pier
Ransome’s Dock
St Mary, Battersea

Wandsworth Overview
Beverley Brook
Huguenot Burial Ground, Wandsworth
Putney Wharf
Ram Brewery, Wandsworth
Ship Pub, Wandsworth Bridge
Surrey Iron Railway
Wandle, River
Wimbledon Windmill

• [Westminster, London Borough of]

– The index for all sections of this borough was updated 21 Aug 2017

The Three Westminster Names
Westminster (Year 5)
Westminster (Year 6)

Brunel, Isambard (Statue)
Conduit Mews, Paddington
Helix Bridge, Paddington Basin
Leinster Terrace
Little Venice
Milestone, Edgware Road
Paddington Green
Paddington Roman Roads
Paddington Station
Paddington Station Roof
Paddington Waterside
Point, Paddington Basin, The
St Mary, Paddington Green
St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington
Two Figures (Public Art), Paddington Basin

[Piccadilly (Wes)]
A Doorstep in Gerrard Street
Frank Pick Memorial
Ninety Years of Television
Westbourne River at Hyde Park

[St James’s (Wes)]
Brooks’s Club
Marlborough House
New Zealand House
Paxton and Whitfield
Red Lion Tavern, Crown Passage
Royal Opera Arcade
St James’s Palace
St James’s Park
St James’s Street
St James the Less, Hospital of
Westminster (Year 1)
Winter in St James’s Park

[St Marylebone]
Cleveland Street Workhouse
Great Conduit, Marylebone Lane
Great Portland Street Station
Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone Road
London Zoo
Paddington Roman Roads
Regent’s Park
St Marylebone Street Names
St Mary, St Marylebone
Shillibeer’s Bus
Tyburn Gallows
Tyburn Manor House
York Street Bow-fronted Shops

[Strand (Wes)]
Aldwych in 1928
Charing Cross Station in Edwardian Days
Covent Garden at Christmas
Durham House Street
Essex Water Gate
Hotel Cecil
Holy Well, Strand
King’s College London Chapel
King’s College London Chapel Windows
Of Alley
St Clement’s Well, Strand
St Mary Rounceval, Priory and Hospital of
Saxon Brooch near the Strand
Sherlock Holmes pub
Spring Gardens
Strand Palace Hotel
The ‘ook
Tottenham Court Road Paolozzi Mosaics
Visscher in the Strand
Westminster (Year 5)

[Westminster (Wes)]
55 Broadway
Christ Church, Broadway, Westminster
Hay Barges on the Thames
Horse Ferry, Lambeth
Palace of Westminster by Brewer
Royal Aquarium, Westminster
St Ermin’s Hotel
The Cart in the Thames
The Lions’ Heads
Vauxhall Bridge
Victoria Tower by Moonlight

[Whitehall (Wes)]

• Outer London Boroughs

• [Barking and Dagenham]

Barking Abbey
Soul Searching in Creekmouth

• [Bexley]

Lesnes Woods

• [Bromley]

Crystal Palace Park Sphynx Statues
Dinner in the Iguanodon
Kent House
Penge Library

• [Croydon]


• [Newham]

Abbey Road DLR Station

• [Sutton]

Greyhound Hotel, Carshalton