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Borough High Street, SE1

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JUNE
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2010

Borough High Street was the Roman ’Stane Street’.

Tt has always been one of London’s major streets as it leads to London Bridge, the only bridge across the Thames until 1750.

The earliest recorded name for the street is simply ’The Borough’. The southernmost part was called St Margaret’s Hill but by the Tudor period all of it was called ’Longe Southwark’ (’Short Southwark’ is now Tooley Street). The northern section from the junction with Duke Street Hill was renamed Wellington Street to commemorate the Duke of Wellington. From the 1890s the London County Council started to rename duplicate roads and ’Borough High Street’ became the name.

Borough High Street had many coaching inns - twenty three in total at their peak. These included the Bear, the Catherine Wheel, the George, the King’s Head, the Queen’s Head, the Tabard and the White Hart. Many of them were in use as coaching inns up to the mid nineteenth century and the railway age. These inns featured in literature such as in Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens. All are gone apart from the George.

On the west side, the modern office block opposite Borough tube station marks the site of a mansion called Suffolk Place, demolished in 1557. It is depicted in Anthony van den Wyngaerde’s sixteenth century ’Panorama of London’, in which the street features prominently in the foreground.

After demolition, the immediate area to the west of Borough High Street here became notorious as the criminal enclave of The Mint.

The Marshalsea and King’s Bench Prisons were located on the east side of Borough High Street between Newcomen Street and Tabard Street.

Borough Market was once held on the street, but has been moved to the west with its main entrance on Southwark Street.


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Flat Iron Square, SE1 Flat Iron Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gaitskell Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gallery Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gatehouse Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
George Inn Yard, SE1 George Inn Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Globe Street, SE1 Globe Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Godfree Court 29-35, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Graduate Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Horseshoe Wharf Apartments 6a, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Horseshoe Wharf Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Montague Close, SW1P Montague Close is a road in the SW1P postcode area
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Newcomen Street, SE1 Newcomen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Omeara Street, SE1 Omeara Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Peabody Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Pepper Street, SE1 Pepper Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Pickwick Street, SE1 Pickwick Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Porlock Street, SE1 Porlock Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Porter Street, SE1 Porter Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pudding Lane, EC3R Pudding Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Queen St Place, EC4R Queen St Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Queen’s Head Yard, SE1 Queen’s Head Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Queenhithe, EC4V Queenhithe is a small and ancient ward of the City of London, situated by the River Thames and a minor street.
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
Redcross Way, SE1 Redcross Way was previously called Red Cross Street.
Rich Industrial Estate, SE1 Rich Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Richer House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rochester Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rose Alley, SE1 Rose Alley is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sanctuary Street, SE1 Sanctuary 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
Snowsfields, SE1 Snowsfields is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Soho Wharf, SE1 Soho Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southall Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Southwalk Street, SE1 Southwalk Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 Southwark Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Bridge, EC4R This is a street in the EC4R postcode area
Spurgeon Street, SE1 Spurgeon Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Georges Lane, EC3R St Georges Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Thomas Street, SE1 St Thomas Street is an extremely old thoroughfare.
Stainer Street, SE1 Stainer Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Staple Street, SE1 Staple Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sterry Street, SE1 Sterry Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Stew Lane, EC4V Stew Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Stoney Street, SE1 Stoney Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sudrey Street, SE1 Sudrey Street was formerly Little Suffolk Street.
Suffolk Lane, EC4R Suffolk Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Sumner Street, SE1 Sumner Street runs from Great Guildford Street to Southwark Bridge Road.
Swan Lane, EC4R Swan Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Swan Street, SE1 Swan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tabard Garden Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Tabard Street, SE1 Tabard Street was the old road to Kent and called Kent Street until 1877.
Tabaroad Garden Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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 Hop Exchange, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Jam Factory, SE1 The Jam Factory is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Leather Market, SE1 The Leather Market is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Mews, SE1 The Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Terrace, SE1 The Terrace is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Thrale Street, SE1 Thrale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Three Cranes Wharf, EC4R Three Cranes Wharf is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Three Crown Square Borough Market, SE1 Three Crown Square Borough Market is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Toulmin Street, SE1 Toulmin Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Trinity Church Square, SE1 Trinity Church Square is a garden square in Newington.
Trinity Street, SE1 Trinity Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Trowbray House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Trundle Street, SE1 Trundle Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Two London Bridge, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Tyers Gate, SE1 Tyers Gate is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Union Street, SE1 Union Street was so-called as it linked two other streets.
Upper Thames Street, EC4R Upper Thames Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Victor Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Vine Yard, SE1 Vine Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Weller Street, SE1 Weller Street is one of several local streets named after Dickens characters.
Weston Street, SE1 Weston Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Wilds Rents, SE1 Wilds Rents is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Winchester Square, SE1 Winchester Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Winchester Walk, SW15 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Borough

Borough tube station is a London Underground station in the London Borough of Southwark. It is on the Northern Line, between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge stations.

The Borough (of Southwark) is an area of the London Borough of Southwark situated 1.5 miles east south-east of Charing Cross.

The area has been called The Borough since the 1550s, to contrast it with the neighbouring City, in later years to distinguish it from the larger Metropolitan Borough of Southwark and now to distinguish it from the much larger London Borough of Southwark.

Much of the area around the Tate Modern gallery and the Globe Theatre is now referred to by the historic name of Bankside.

In common with much of the South Bank, The Borough has seen extensive regeneration in the last decade. Declining light industry and factories have given way to residential development, shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. The area is in easy walking distance of the City and the West End.

The Borough is generally an area of mixed development, with council estates, office developments, social housing and gated communities side by side with each other.

Borough station was opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the first deep-level tube railway, the City and South London Railway, and was rebuilt in the 1920s when the tunnels were enlarged.
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