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MARCH
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2021

Once the route to one of the six original gates of the Wall of London, Aldgate High Street has an important place in medieval London’s history.

Aldgate High Street was closely located to where the eastern part of the original Roman Wall, and in the medieval period, it led to town of Colchester in Essex.

Because of its connection to places outside London, Aldgate High Street was vital to the geography of medieval London. Unfortunately, any archaeological remnants of the Roman gate have been obscured, and there is no evidence of its precise location, but is believed to have straddled Aldgate High Street, the gate’s northern edge beneath the pavement of current address of 1-2 Aldgate High Street, and its southern edge beneath 88-89 Aldgate High Street.

There is some dispute over the etymology and meaning of "Aldgate," but various historians have provided some theories. The earliest record of Aldgate has it listed as East Gate, which makes sense, given its location as the easternmost gate on the Wall.

Another interpretation of its current name, "Ale Gate," indicates that an ale-house may have been nearby, and yet another, "All Gate," may have pointed to that area’s openness to all. Even though the name Aldgate may point to a variety or origins, all of these etymologies do seem to corroborate Aldgate High Street’s history of being a center for weary travelers to London, who may have stayed at an inn or have a pint of ale on this street. Most scholars seem to agree that the most likely meaning of "Aldgate," however, is "Old Gate," which gives us an indication Aldgate High Street’s antiquity, and its long history dating back to Roman times.

Aldgate High Street’s close proximity to Aldgate helped to cement it as a centre for visitors. The street was once home to inns and taverns to accommodate the travellers coming in and out of London through Aldgate. As is the case with many other parts of London, there are few remnants of buildings or sites actually dating back to the medieval period. The only buildings on Aldgate High Street that date to the period before the Great Fire are a series of buildings at the northern end of Aldgate High Street, one of which is a pub called Hoop & Grapes. This pub is incredibly unique, as it was built in 1593 and was one of the only wooden buildings to survive the Great Fire of 1666. Today, the front of the building looks much like it did in the Tudor period, possessing a few medieval characteristics such as the jetties on its second level and its characteristic Tudor, timber frame. The cellar also supposedly dates back to the thirteenth century.




Main source: Medieval London: Introduction · Medieval London
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Added: 20 Sep 2020 13:01 GMT   

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Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

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Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

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Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

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Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

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Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

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Added: 4 Feb 2021 14:20 GMT   

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Added: 26 Jun 2022 18:20 GMT   

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Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
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Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

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Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

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Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
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St Clare House, EC3N St Clare House is sited on Minories
St Clare Street, EC3N St Clare Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
St Helen’s Place, EC3A St Helen’s Place runs east from Bishopsgate.
St James’s Passage, EC3A St James’s Passage was formerly known as Church Passage.
St James’s Place, EC3A St James’s Place was an open square, formerly Broad Court, which held a daily market that sold fruits of various kinds.
St Mark Street, E1 St Mark Street was built on the old Goodman’s Fields.
St Mary At Hill, EC3R St Mary At Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Mary Axe, EC3A St Mary Axe is an ancient street of the City of London.
St. Mary’s Grove, EC3A Jeffrey’s Square disappeared under the St Mary Axe development.
Stable Walk, E1 Stable Walk is a location in London.
Staple Hall, EC3A Staple Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Stone House Court, EC3A Stone House Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Stoney Lane, EC3A Stoney Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Strype Street, E1 John Strype, who became an antiquary, historian and parson was the son of a Huguenot weaver and born near here in 1643.
Sugar House, E1 Sugar House is a block on Leman Street
The Community Centre, E1 The Community Centre is a location in London.
The Queen’s Steps, EC3N The Queen’s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Thrawl Street, E1 Originally built by Henry Thrall around 1656, Thrawl Street ran east-west from Brick Lane across a former tenter field owned by the Fossan brothers, Thomas and Lewis.
Toynbee Street, E1 Toynbee Street, formerly Shepherd Street, was laid out in 1810-24 and redeveloped in 1927-36 as part of the London County Council’s Holland estate.
Trinity Square, EC3N Trinity Square is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tyne Street, E1 Tyne Street is a location in London.
Undershaft, EC3P Undershaft is a road in the EC3P postcode area
Union Court, EC2N Union Court is an alleyway off of Broad Street.
Victoria Avenue, E1 This is a street in the EC2M postcode area
Vine Street, EC3N Vine Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Wentworth Street, E1 Wentworth Street runs east-west from the junction of Brick Lane, Osborn Street and Old Montague Street to Middlesex Street, forming part of the boundary between Spitalfields and St Mary’s Whitechapel.
West Tenter Street, E1 West Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Church Lane, E1 White Church Lane is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Church Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
White Kennett Street, EC3A White Kennett Street was named after a Bishop of Peterborough.
Whitechapel High Street, E1 Whitechapel High Street runs approximately west-east from Aldgate High Street to Whitechapel Road and is designated as part of the A11.
Whittington Avenue, EC3A Whittington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Whittington Avenue, EC3V Whittington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Windsor Street, EC2M Windsor Street was formerly a named street of the area.
Wormwood Street, EC2N Wormwood Street refers to the wormwood plant which used to grow on the London Wall and in other areas of wasteland in the City.
Wrestlers Court, EC3A Wrestlers Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.

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Agenda This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
All Bar One Houndsditch This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Astronomer This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Balls Brothers @ Minster Court This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
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Bierschenke Bierkellar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
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City Flogger This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
City Sports Pub and Grill This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Craft Beer Co This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
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Devonshire Terrace This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dirty Martini Dirty Martini is a pub near Liverpool Street station.
Duke of Somerset This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
East India Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
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Isis Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Jamies This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Jamies This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Jamies St Mary At Hill This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lloyds Club Limited This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
One Under Lime This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Pause This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Revolution This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Revolution This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
River Gardens The Moniker is a bar in the City of London.
Roma This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Slug and Lettuce This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Still and Star The Still & Star was on Little Somerset Street near to Aldgate High Street.
Swingers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Abbey This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Alice This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Angel This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Bell The Bell is on the non-City of London side of Middlesex Street.
The Bootlegger’s Club Ltd This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Bull The Bull dates back to the 17th century and stands on Devonshire Row.
The Bunch Of Grapes This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Chambers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crutched Friar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Culpeper The Culpeper used to be called the Princess Alice.
The Drift This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Hoop & Grapes This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Kings Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Lord Aberconway This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Magpie This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Minories This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Peacock This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Railway Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Ship This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Sterling This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Three Lords This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Three Tuns This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
White Horse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Willys Wine Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Wine Lodge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Aldgate

Aldgate was one of the massive gates which defended the City from Roman times until 1760.

Stow wrote in his Survey of London of 1598 that ’It hath had two pair of gates, though now but one; the hooks remaineth yet. Also there hath been two port-closes; the one of them remai

The gate stood at the corner of the modern Duke’s Place and was always an obstacle to traffic. It was rebuilt between 1108–47, again in 1215, and reconstructed completely between 1607-09. The gate was finally removed in 1761; it was temporarily re-erected at Bethnal Green.

While he was a customs official, from 1374 until 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer occupied apartments above the gate. The Augustinians priory of Holy Trinity Aldgate was founded by Matilda, the wife of King Henry I, in 1108, on ground just inside the gate.

Within Aldgate ward, Jews settled from 1181, until their expulsion in 1290 by King Edward I. The area became known as Old Jewry. Jews were welcomed back by Oliver Cromwell, and once again they settled in the area, founding London’s oldest synagogue at Bevis Marks in 1698.

At Aldgate’s junction with Leadenhall Street and Fenchurch Street is the site of the old Aldgate Pump. From 1700 it was from this point that distances were measured into the counties of Essex and Middlesex. The original pump was taken down in 1876, and a ’faux’ pump and drinking fountain was erected several yards to the west of the original; it was supplied by water from the New River. In ancient deeds, Alegate Well is mentioned, adjoining the City wall, and this may have been the source (of water) for the original pump. A section of the remains of Holy Trinity Priory can be seen through a window in a nearby office block, on the north side.

The area around the large traffic roundabout to the east of where the gate stood is also often referred to as Aldgate (although strictly, this is Aldgate High Street, and extends a short distance into Whitechapel; it is also known occasionally by the epithet ’Gardiners’ Corner’, in honour of a long-disappeared department store).

Aldgate underground station was opened on 18 November 1876 with the southbound extension to Tower Hill opening on 25 September 1882, completing the (Inner) Circle. Services from Aldgate originally ran far further west than they do now, reaching as far as Richmond, and trains also used to run from Aldgate to Hammersmith (the Hammersmith & City line now bypasses the station). It became the terminus of the Metropolitan line only in 1941. Before that, Metropolitan trains had continued on to the southern termini of the East London Line.

Platforms 1 and 4 at Aldgate are the only two platforms on the network to be served exclusively by the Circle line.


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Byward Tower, 1893
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The Great Synagogue of London (1810)
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The Boar’s Head was located on the north side of Whitechapel High Street. The Boar’s Head was originally an inn, which was built in the 1530s; it underwent two renovations for use as a playhouse: first, in 1598, when a simple stage was erected, and a second, more elaborate renovation in 1599.
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The Aldgate Pump (1874) Aldgate Pump is a historic water pump located at the junction where Aldgate meets Fenchurch Street and Leadenhall Street. The pump is notable for its long, and sometimes dark history, as well as its cultural significance as a symbolic start point of the East End of London. The term "East of Aldgate Pump" is used as a synonym for the East End or for East London as a whole.
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Bevis Marks Synagogue
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Exterior of St Katherine Cree, City of London
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St James Duke
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The Third Goodmans Fields Theatre, Great Alie Street (1801)
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A drawing published in 1907 of the west front of the Church of Holy Trinity, Minories
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Petticoat Lane in the 1920s
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Whitechapel Gallery
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