Battle Bridge Lane, SE1

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Battle Bridge Lane, SE1

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Battle Bridge Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.




NEARBY STREETS
Abbots Lane, SE1 Abbots Lane was named in memory of the medieval Abbots of Lewes.
Baden Place, SE1 Baden Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Barnham Street, SE1 Barnham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bedale Street, SE1 Bedale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Beer Lane, EC3R Beer Lane ran from the east end of Great Tower Street to Lower Thames Street.
Block A, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Borough High Street, SE1 Borough High Street was the Roman ’Stane Street’.
Borough Market, SE1 Borough Market is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Boss Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bursar Street, SE1 Bursar Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Carmarthen Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cathedral Street, SE1 Cathedral Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chaloner Court, SE1 Chaloner Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Collingwood Street, SE1 Collingwood Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Copper Row, SE1 Copper Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cottons Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cottons Lane, SE1 Cottons Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Counter Street, SE1 Counter Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crosby Row, SE1 Crosby Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crucifix Lane, SE1 Crucifix Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Custom House Walkway, EC3R Custom House Walkway is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Dark Horse Walk, EC3R Dark Horse Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Duke St Hill, SE1 Duke St Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Duke Street Hill, SE1 Duke Street Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
East Building 1, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
English Grounds, SE1 English Grounds is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fair Street, SE1 Fair Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fenning Street, SE1 Fenning Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gainsforoad Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gloucester Court, EC3R Gloucester Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Grant?s Quay Wharf, EC3R Grant?s Quay Wharf is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Great Maze Pond, SE1 Great Maze Pond is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Hanseatic Walk, EC4R Hanseatic Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Hanseatic Walk, SE1 Hanseatic Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Hardwidge Street, SE1 Hardwidge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Harp Lane, EC3R Harp Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Hay’s Lane, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area
Hays Galleria, SE1 Hays Galleria is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hays Lane, SE1 Hays Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Holyrood Street, SE1 Holyrood Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Horselydown Lane, SE1 Horselydown Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Horseshoe Wharf Apartments 6a, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Horseshoe Wharf Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Joiner Street, SE1 Joiner Street is now part of London Bridge Street.
Joiner Street, SE1 Joiner Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Kentish Buildings, SE1 Kentish Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King William Street, EC4R King William Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Kings Head Yard, SE1 Kings Head Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kirby Grove, SE1 Kirby Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lafone Street, SE1 Lafone Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
London Bridge Station, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
London Bridge Street, SE1 London Bridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
London Bridge Walk, SE1 London Bridge Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
London Bridge, EC4R London Bridge is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
London Bridge, SE1 London Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lower Thames Street, EC3R Lower Thames Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Magdalen Street, SE1 Magdalen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Melior Place, SE1 Melior Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Melior Street, SE1 Melior Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mermaid Court, SE1 Mermaid Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Minster Pavement, EC3R Minster Pavement is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Montague Close, SE1 Montague Close is a street close to London Bridge.
Montague Close, SW1P Montague Close is a road in the SW1P postcode area
More London Place, SE1 More London Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
More London Riverside, SE1 More London Riverside is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Morgans Lane, SE1 Morgans Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Newcomen Street, SE1 Newcomen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Old Billingsgate Walk, EC3R Old Billingsgate Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Oystergate Walk, SE1 Oystergate Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Petty Wales, EC3N Petty Wales is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Potters Fields, SE1 Potters Fields is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Queen’s Head Yard, SE1 Queen’s Head Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Railway Approach, SE1 Railway Approach is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Reach Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Resource Centre, E1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Shand Street, SE1 Shand Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shard Arcade, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Ship & Mermaid Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Shipwright Yard, SE1 Shipwright Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Snowsfields, SE1 Snowsfields is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Dunstans Hill, EC3R St Dunstans Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Thomas Street, SE1 St Thomas Street is an extremely old thoroughfare.
St. Thomas Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Stainer Street, SE1 Stainer Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3N Sugar Quay Walk is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3R Sugar Quay Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Sugar Quay Walk, SE1 Sugar Quay Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Talbot Yard, SE1 Talbot Yard used to host one of the most famous inns in English literature.
Tennis Street, SE1 Tennis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Grain Store, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Grain Stores, SE1 The Grain Stores is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Tanneries, SE1 The Tanneries is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Three Crown Square Borough Market, SE1 Three Crown Square Borough Market is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Three Oak Lane, SE1 Three Oak Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tooley Street, SE1 Tooley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tooley Street, SE1P A street within the SE1 postcode
Tower Bridge, SE1 Tower Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tower Hill Terrace, EC3N Tower Hill Terrace is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Hill, EC3N Tower Hill is a street and square, northwest of the Tower of London.
Tower Place West, EC3R Tower Place West is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Tower Place, EC3R Tower Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Two London Bridge, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Two, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Vine Lane, SE1 Vine Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Vintage Yard, SE1 Vintage Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Vogans Mill Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Weavers Lane, SE1 Weavers Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
White Hart Yard, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area
Winchester Square, SE1 Winchester Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Winchester Walk, SW15 A street within the SE1 postcode


Southwark

Southwark is the area immediately south of London Bridge, opposite the City of London.

Southwark is on a previously marshy area south of the River Thames. Recent excavation has revealed prehistoric activity including evidence of early ploughing, burial mounds and ritual activity. The area was originally a series of islands in the River Thames. This formed the best place to bridge the Thames and the area became an important part of Londinium owing its importance to its position as the endpoint of the Roman London Bridge. Two Roman roads, Stane Street and Watling Street, met at Southwark in what is now Borough High Street.

At some point the Bridge fell or was pulled down. Southwark and the city seem to have become largely deserted during the Early Middle Ages. Archaeologically, evidence of settlement is replaced by a largely featureless soil called the Dark Earth which probably (although this is contested) represents an urban area abandoned.

Southwark appears to recover only during the time of King Alfred and his successors. Sometime in and around 886 AD the Bridge was rebuilt and the City and Southwark restored. Southwark was called ’Suddringa Geworc’ which means the ’defensive works of the men of Surrey’. It was probably fortified to defend the bridge and hence the re-emerging City of London to the north. This defensive role is highlighted by the use of the Bridge as a defense against King Swein, his son King Cnut and in 1066, against King William the Conqueror. He failed to force the Bridge during the Norman conquest of England, but Southwark was devastated.

Much of Southwark was originally owned by the church - the greatest reminder of monastic London is Southwark Cathedral, originally the priory of St Mary Overy.

During the Middle Ages, Southwark remained outside of the control of the City and was a haven for criminals and free traders, who would sell goods and conduct trades outside the regulation of the City Livery Companies. An important market - later to become known as the Borough Market - was established there some time in the 13th century. The area was renowned for its inns, especially The Tabard, from which Chaucer’s pilgrims set off on their journey in The Canterbury Tales.

After many decades’ petitioning, in 1550, Southwark was incorporated into the City of London as ’The Ward of Bridge Without’. It became the entertainment district for London, and it was also the red-light area. In 1599, William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre was built on the South Bank in Southwark, though it burned down in 1613. A modern replica, also called the Globe, has been built near the original site. Southwark was also a favorite area for entertainment like bull and bear-baiting. There was also a famous fair in Southwark which took place near the Church of St. George the Martyr. William Hogarth depicted this fair in his engraving of Southwark Fair (1733).

In 1844 the railway reached Southwark with the opening of London Bridge station.

In 1861 the Great Fire of Southwark destroyed a large number of buildings between Tooley Street and the Thames, including those around Hays Wharf, where Hays Galleria was later built, and blocks to the west almost as far as St Olave’s Church.

In 1899 Southwark was incorporated along with Newington and Walworth into the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, and in 1965 this was incorporated with the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell and Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey into the London Borough of Southwark.

Southwark tube station was opened on 20 November 1999 as part of the Jubilee Line Extension.

The original plan for the Extension did not include a station between those at Waterloo and London Bridge; Southwark station was added after lobbying by the local council. Although it is close to Waterloo, not near the Bankside attractions it was intended to serve, and its only rail interchange is to London Waterloo East mainline station; the passenger usage matches those of other minor central stations. It does however get over double the traffic of nearby Borough station and around triple Lambeth North.


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