Gambia Street, SE1

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Gambia Street, SE1

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Gambia Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
The Angel The Angel was a public house in Webber Street.
The Ring The Ring was a boxing stadium which once stood on Blackfriars Road in Southwark.

NEARBY STREETS
America Street, SE1 America Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Anchor Terrace, SE1 The streetscape of Anchor Terrace largely involves small late 18th century residential properties
Applegarth House, SE1 Residential block
Aquinas Street, SE1 Aquinas Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Ayres Street, SE1 Ayres Street was formerly known as Whitecross Street.
Bankside way, SE1 Bankside way is a road in the SE19 postcode area
Bankside, SE1 Bankside is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Barge House Street, SE1 Barge House Street is a renamed section of Upper Ground Street.
Barons Place, SE1 Barons Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Baylis Road, SE1 Baylis Road runs between Westminster Bridge Road and Waterloo Road.
Bear Gardens, SE1 Bear Gardens is the site of a medieval pleasure ground.
Bear Lane, SE1 Bear Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Benbow House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Benson House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Black Friars Road, SE1 Black Friars Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Blackfriars Foundry 154-156, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Blackfriars Road, SE1 Blackfriars Road runs between St George’s Circus at the southern end and Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames at the northern end, leading to the City of London.
Blue Fin Bldg, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Boundary Row, SE1 Boundary Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Brad Street, SE1 Brad Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Brinton Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Broadwall, SE1 Broadwall is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Burrell Street, SE1 Burrell Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Burrows Mews, SE1 Burrows Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Canvey Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cardinal Cap Alley, SE1 Cardinal Cap Alley is an alley in Bankside.
Chancel Street, SE1 Chancel Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chaplin Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Clennam Street, SE1 Clennam Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Coin Street, SE1 Coin Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Colombo Street, SE1 Colombo Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Columbo House 50-60, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cons Street, SE1 Emma Cons was the founder of the Royal Victoria Coffee Music Hall, that later became known as the Old Vic.
Copperfield Street, SE1 Copperfield Street was named after the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, by association with nearby Dickens Square.
Coral Street, SE1 Coral Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cornwall Road, SE1 Cornwall Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dolben Street, SE1 Dolben Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dorset House 27-45, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Doyce Street, SE1 Doyce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Duchy Street, SE1 Duchy Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Emerson Street, SE1 Emerson Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Enterprise House, SE1 Residential block
Ewer Street, SE1 Ewer Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Falcon Point Piazza, SE1 Falcon Point Piazza is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Fifth Floor Valentine Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gabriels Wharf, SE1 Gabriels Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gaitskell Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gare Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gay Street, SE1 Gay Street is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Glasshill Street, SE1 Glasshill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Grande Vitesse Industrial Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gray Street, SE1 Gray Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Great Guildford Business Square, SE1 Great Guildford Business Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Great Guildford Street, SE1 Great Guildford Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Great Suffolk Street, SE1 Great Suffolk Street was at one time called Dirty Lane.
Greet Street, SE1 Greet Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hatfields, SE1 Hatfields is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Heath Lodge, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Holland Street, SE1 Today’s Holland Street was originally part of a street called Gravel Lane.
Holmes Terrace, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hopton Street, SE1 Hopton Street was known as Green Walk until the late nineteenth century.
Invicta Plaza, SE1 Invicta Plaza is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Isaac Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Isabella Street, SE1 Isabella Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Joan Street, SE1 Joan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kings Bench Street, SE1 Kings Bench Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kings Reach, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Lagare Apartments, SE1 Lagare Apartments is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lant Street, SE1 Lant Street derives its name from the Lant family who inherited the estates known as Southwark Olace.
Larch House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Lavington Street, SE1 Lavington Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lockesley Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Loman Street, SE1 Loman Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Marlborough Gardens, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Merrow Street, SE1 Merrow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Meymott Street, SE1 Meymott Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Miller Walk, SE1 Miller Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Milroy Walk, SE1 Milroy Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mint Street, SE1 Mint Street, an ancient Southwark street, (now) runs off Marchelsea Road.
Mitre Road, SE1 Mitre Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Nelson Square, SE1 Nelson Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
New Globe Walk, SE1 New Globe Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Nicholson Street, SE1 Nicholson Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Old Barge House Alley, SE1 This is an article about Old Barge House Alley.
Oxo Tower Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Paris Garden, SE1 Paris Garden is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Peabody Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Pear Place, SE1 Pear Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pepper Street, SE1 Pepper Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pickwick Street, SE1 Pickwick Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Platts Lane, WC1R Platts Lane is a location in London.
Pocock Street, SE1 Pocock Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pontypool Place, SE1 Pontypool Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Price’s Street, SE1 Price’s Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Rennie Street, SE1 Rennie Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Risborough Street, SE1 Risborough Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Robinson Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rose Alley, SE1 Rose Alley is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Roupell Street, SE1 Roupell Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rowland Hill House, SE1 Residential block
Rushworth Street, SE1 Rushworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Samford Street, SE1 Samford Street is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Sanctuary Street, SE1 Sanctuary Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sandell Street, SE1 Sandell Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sawyer Street, SE1 Sawyer Street is named after Bob Sawyer, a character in the novel The Pickwick Papers by local resident Charles Dickens.
Scoresby Street, SE1 Scoresby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Short Street, SE1 Short Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Silex Street, SE1 Silex Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Solomon Way, E1 Solomon Way is a location in London.
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 Street, SE1 Southwark Street is a major street just south of the River Thames. It runs between Blackfriars Road to the west and Borough High Street to the east.
St Alphege House, SE1 Residential block
Stamford Street, SE1 Stamford Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stamford, SE1 Stamford is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Stopher House, SE1 Residential block
Sudrey Street, SE1 Sudrey Street was formerly Little Suffolk Street.
Sumner Street, SE1 Sumner Street runs from Great Guildford Street to Southwark Bridge Road.
Surrey Row, SE1 Surrey Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Surrey Rowe, SE1 Surrey Rowe is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Thames Reach, SE28 Thames Reach is a location in London.
The Blue Fin Building, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Cut, SE1 The Cut is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Foundry, SE1 The Foundry is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Theed Street, SE1 Theed Street 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
Trundle Street, SE1 Trundle Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Ufford Street, SE1 Ufford Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Union Street, SE1 Union Street was so-called as it linked two other streets.
Upper Ground, SE1 Upper Ground is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Valentine Place, SE1 Valentine Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Valentine Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Waterloo Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Waterloo Road, SE1 Waterloo Road is the main road in the Waterloo area straddling the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
Wayerloo Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Webber Row, SE1 Webber Row is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Webber Street, SE1 Webber Street 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.
Whittlesey Street, SE1 Whittlesey Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Windmill Walk, SE1 Windmill Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Wootton Street, SE1 Wootton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Zoar Street, SE1 Zoar Street is named after the former Zoar Chapel here, named for the Biblical Zoara.


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Postal area SE1
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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Ayres Street
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Hopton’s Almshouses
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In the neighbourhood...

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Postal area SE1
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Hopton’s Almshouses, Hopton Street, Bankside (1957).
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Tate Modern viewed from Thames pleasure boat (2003)
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Hopton’s Almshouses
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In 1824, when Charles Dickens was 12 years old, his father, John Dickens, was arrested and sent to Marshalsea Prison for failure to pay a debt. During this time, Charles (the only member of the family not imprisoned) took up residence in the back-attic of a house on Lant Street, a short walk away from the prison. Lant Street was in an area known as "The Mint" which was notorious for its overcrowded conditions.
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The entrance to the Cardinal Cap Alley is under the lamp, left of the yellow door
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Zoar Street (2020)
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The Ring (1925)
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Peabody Square, Blackfriars Road, Bankside, c.1872
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