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Great Swan Alley, EC2R

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Great Swan Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.




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The Underground Map   
Added: 20 Sep 2020 13:01 GMT   

Pepys starts diary
On 1 January 1659, Samuel Pepys started his famous daily diary and maintained it for ten years. The diary has become perhaps the most extensive source of information on this critical period of English history. Pepys never considered that his diary would be read by others. The original diary consisted of six volumes written in Shelton shorthand, which he had learned as an undergraduate on scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge. This shorthand was introduced in 1626, and was the same system Isaac Newton used when writing.

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Steven Shepherd   
Added: 4 Feb 2021 14:20 GMT   

Our House
I and my three brothers were born at 178 Pitfield Street. All of my Mothers Family (ADAMS) Lived in the area. There was an area behind the house where the Hoxton Stall holders would keep the barrows. The house was classed as a slum but was a large house with a basement. The basement had 2 rooms that must have been unchanged for many years it contained a ’copper’ used to boil and clean clothes and bedlinen and a large ’range’ a cast iron coal/log fired oven. Coal was delivered through a ’coal hole’ in the street which dropped through to the basement. The front of the house used to be a shop but unused while we lived there. I have many more happy memories of the house too many to put here.

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GRaleigh   
Added: 23 Feb 2021 09:34 GMT   

Found a bug
Hi all! Thank you for your excellent site. I found an overlay bug on the junction of Glengall Road, NW6 and Hazelmere Road, NW6 on the 1950 map only. It appears when one zooms in at this junction and only on the zoom.

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Geoff Raleigh

Source: Glengall Road, NW6

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Jessie Doring   
Added: 22 Feb 2021 04:33 GMT   

Tisbury Court Jazz Bar
Jazz Bar opened in Tisbury Court by 2 Australians. Situated in underground basement. Can not remember how long it opened for.

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Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

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Linda    
Added: 18 Feb 2021 22:03 GMT   

Pereira Street, E1
My grandfather Charles Suett lived in Periera Street & married a widowed neighbour there. They later moved to 33 Bullen House, Collingwood Street where my father was born.

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Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

Source: www.violettrefusis.com

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Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.

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Justin Russ   
Added: 15 Feb 2021 20:25 GMT   

Binney Street, W1K
Binney St was previously named Thomas Street before the 1950’s. Before the 1840’s (approx.) it was named Bird St both above and below Oxford St.

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99 Bishopsgate, EC2N 99 Bishopsgate is a commercial skyscraper located on Bishopsgate, a major thoroughfare in the City of London financial district.
Adams Court, EC2N Adam’s Court is thought to be named for Sir Thomas Adams.
Aldermanbury Square, EC2V At the centre of Saxon London, the aldermen (elder statesmen of City wards) met in a ’bury’ (house) in a time before the Guildhall was built.
Aldermanbury, EC2V Aldermanbury is the Saxon name for ’Eldermen’ (elder statesmen) and ’bury’ (house).
Aldermans Walk, EC2M Alderman’s Walk was formerly Dashwood’s Walk, for Francis Dashwood, who lived here in the 18th century.
Andrewes Highwalk, EC2Y Andrewes Highwalk is named for Lancelot Andrewes, rector of the nearby St Giles-without-Cripplegate Church.
Andrewes House, EC2Y Residential block
Angel Court, EC2R Angel Court is named after a long demolished inn of this name.
Austin Friars, EC2N Austin Friars was an Augustinian friary from its foundation in the 1260s, until its dissolution in 1538.
Ball Court, EC3V Ball Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Bartholomew Lane, EC3V Bartholomew Lane runs between the junction of Lothbury and Throgmorton Street in the north to Threadneedle Street in the south.
Basing Lane, EC4M Basing Lane ran west from Bow Lane to Bread Street.
Basinghall Avenue, EC2V Basinghall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Basinghall Street, EC2V Basinghall Street joins Gresham Street to the south.
Bassishaw Highwalk, EC2V Bassishaw Highwalk is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Bastion Highwalk, EC2Y Bastion Highwalk is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Bell Inn Yard, EC3V Bell Inn Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Bells Alley, EC2N Bells Alley is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Bengal Court, EC3V Bengal Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Billiter Square, EC3M Billiter Square is a former square in the City of London.
Birchin Lane, EC3V Birchin Lane was owned by a medieval gentleman called Birchervere.
Bishopsgate Churchyard, EC2M Bishopsgate Churchyard is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bishopsgate, EC2N Bishopsgate is named after one of the original eight gates in the London Wall.
Blomfield Street, EC2M Blomfield Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bow Churchyard, EC2V Bow Churchyard is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Bow Lane, EC4M Bow Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Brandon Mews, EC2Y Brandon Mews is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Bread Street, EC4M Bread Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Brewers Hall Gardens, EC2V Brewers Hall Gardens is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Broad Street Place, EC2M Broad Street Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Broadgate Circle, EC2M Broadgate Circle is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Broadgate, EC2M Broadgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Bucklersbury House Walbrook, EC4N Bucklersbury House Walbrook is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Bucklersbury, EC4N Bucklersbury is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Bulls Head Passage, EC3M Bulls Head Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Camomile Street, EC3A Camomile Street is a short street in the City of London
Cannon Street, EC4M This is a street in the EC4M postcode area
Capel Court, EC2R On the east side of the Bank of England turn into Bartholomew Lane. Capel Court is off to the east.
Carey Lane, EC2V Carey Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Castle Court, EC3V Castle Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Change Alley, EC3V Change Alley is a thoroughfare between Lombard Street and Cornhill in London’s financial district.
Cheapside, EC2V Cheapside is a street in the City of London, the historic and modern financial centre of London.
Coleman Street, EC2V Coleman Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Compter Passage, EC2V Compter Passage is a location in London.
Copthall Avenue Drapers Gardens, EC2N Drapers Gardens is a block in Copthall Avenue.
Copthall Avenue, EC2N Copthall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Copthall Avenue, EC2R Copthall Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Corbet Court, EC3V Corbet Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Cornhill, EC3V Cornhill is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Crosby Square, EC3A Crosby Square is a location in London.
Crown Court, EC2V Crown Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Cutlers Gardens Arcade, EC2M Cutlers Gardens Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Defoe House, EC2Y Residential block
Dominion Street, EC2M Dominion Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
East Market, EC2Y East Market is one of the streets of London in the EC1A postal area.
Eldon Street, EC2M Eldon Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Exchange Place, EC2M Exchange Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Exchange Steps, EC3V Exchange Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Fen Court, EC3M Fen Court is a location in London.
Fenchurch Avenue, EC3M Fenchurch Avenue runs from Lime Street to Billiter Street.
Ferroners House, EC2Y Ferroners House
Finch Lane, EC3V Finch Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Finsbury Avenue, EC2M Finsbury Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Finsbury Circus Gardens, EC2M Finsbury Circus Gardens is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Finsbury Circus, EC2M Finsbury Circus is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Finsbury Pavement, EC2M Finsbury Pavement was the first pavement of firm ground north of the marshy Moorfields.
Finsbury Street, EC2A Finsbury Street is a road in the EC2Y postcode area
Fore Street Avenue, EC2Y Fore Street Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Fore Street, EC2Y Fore Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Foster Lane, EC2V Foster Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Fosterrace Lane, EC2V A street within the EC2V postcode
Founders Court, EC2R Founders Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Fredericks Place, EC2V Fredericks Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Friday Street, EC4V Friday Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
George Yard, EC3V George Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Gilbert Bridge, EC2Y Gilbert Bridge is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Gilbert House, EC2Y Residential block
Goldsmith Street, EC2V Goldsmith Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Great St Helen’s, EC3A This is a street in the EC3A postcode area
Great Winchester Street, EC2N Great Winchester Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Gresham Street, EC2V Gresham Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Grocers’ Hall Court, EC2R Grocers? Hall Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Guildhall Buildings, EC2V Guildhall Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Guildhall Yard, EC2V Guildhall Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Gutter Lane, EC2V Gutter Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Hogarth Court, EC3M Hogarth Court runs from Fenchurch Avenue to Fenchurch Street.
Honey Lane, EC2V Honey Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Ironmonger Lane, EC2V Ironmonger Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Ironmongers Hall Shaftesbury Place, EC2Y Ironmongers Hall Shaftesbury Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
King Street, EC2V King Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Kings Arms Yard, EC2R Kings Arms Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
King’s Arms Yard, EC2R King’s Arms Yard runs east from Moorgate Street.
Lackington Street, EC2M Lackington Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Lawrence Lane, EC2V Lawrence Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Leadenhall Market, EC3M Leadenhall Market is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Leadenhall Market, EC3M Leadenhall Market is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Leadenhall Place, EC3V Leadenhall Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Leadenhall Place, EC3V Leadenhall Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Leadenhall Street, EC3A A street within the EC3A postcode
Leadenhall Street, EC3M Leadenhall Street is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Leadenhall Street, EC3P Leadenhall Street - historic home to both the East India Company and Lloyd’s of London.
Leadenhall Street, EC3V Leadenhall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Leadenhall Street, EC3V Leadenhall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Lime Street, EC3M Lime Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Lime Street, EC3M A street within the EC3M postcode
Liverpool Street, EC2M Liverpool Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Lombard Street, EC3V Lombard Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
London Wall Buildings, EC2M London Wall Buildings are a commercial development.
London Wall, EC2M London Wall is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
London Wall, EC2Y London Wall is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
London Wall, EC2Y London Wall is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Lothbury, EC2R Lothbury is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Love Lane, EC2V Love Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Mansion House Place, EC3V Mansion House Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Manson House Place, EC3V Manson House Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Mason’s Avenue, EC2V A street within the EC2V postcode
Milk Street, EC2V Milk Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Milton Court, EC2Y Milton Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Milton Street, EC2Y Milton Street was formerly known as Grub Street.
Mitre Court, EC2V Mitre Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Monkwell Square, EC2Y Monkwell Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Moorfields Highwalk, EC2Y Moorfields Highwalk is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Moorfields, EC2Y Moorfields is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Moorgate Hall, EC2M Moorgate Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Moorgate Place, EC2R Moorgate Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Moorgate, EC2M Moorgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Moorgate, EC2R Moorgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
New Broad Street House, EC2M A block within the EC2M postcode
New Broad Street, EC2M New Broad Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
New Change, EC2V A street within the EC2V postcode
New Change, EC4M New Change is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
New Union Street, EC2Y New Union Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Newgate Street, EC2V Newgate Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Nicholas Lane, EC3V Nicholas Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
No 1 Poultry, EC2R No 1 Poultry is an office and retail building in London.
Noble Street, EC2V Noble Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Oat Lane, EC2V Oat Lane has been marked on London maps since 1600 and before.
Octagon Arcade, EC2M Octagon Arcade is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Old Broad Street, EC2M Old Broad Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Old Broad Street, EC2N Old Broad Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Old Broad Street, EC2N This is a street in the EC2R postcode area
Old Jewry, EC2R Old Jewry is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
One Ropemaker Street, EC2Y One Ropemaker Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Pancras Lane, EC4N Pancras Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Popes Head Alley, EC3V Popes Head Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Poultry, EC2R Poultry is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Priest’s Court, EC2V Priest?s Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Princes Street, EC2R Princes Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Queen Street, EC4N Queen Street is a street in the City of London which runs between Upper Thames Street at its southern end to Cheapside in the north.
Queen Victoria Street, EC2R Queen Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Roman House, EC2Y Roman House is a location in London.
Ropemaker Street, EC2M Ropemaker Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Royal Court, EC3V Royal Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange Avenue, EC2R Royal Exchange Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange Buildings, EC3V Royal Exchange Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange Steps, EC2R Royal Exchange Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Royal Exchange, EC3V Royal Exchange is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Russia Row, EC2V Russia Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Salisbury House, EC2M Residential block
Seddon Highwalk, EC2Y Seddon Highwalk is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Silk Street, EC2Y Silk Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
South Place, EC2M South Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
St Alphage Garden, EC2Y St Alphage Garden is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
St Alphage Highwalk, EC2V St Alphage Highwalk is part of the Barbican.
St Giles Terrace, EC2Y St Giles Terrace lies alongside St Giles Cripplegate church.
St Helen’s Place, EC3A St Helen’s Place runs east from Bishopsgate.
St Mary Axe, EC3A St Mary Axe is an ancient street of the City of London.
St Michaels Alley, EC3V St Michael’s Alley was the centre of the 17th century London coffee house phenomenon.
St Michaels Rectory, EC3V St Michaels Rectory is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Stock Exchange Building, EC2N Stock Exchange Building is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Sun Street Passage, EC2M Sun Street Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Sun Street, EC2M Sun Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Telegraph Street, EC2R Telegraph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
The Courtyard, EC3V The Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
The Postern, EC2Y The Postern is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Thomas More Highwalk, EC2Y Thomas More Highwalk is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Threadneedle Street, EC2N Threadneedle Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2R postal area.
Threadneedle Street, EC3V Threadneedle Street is the location of the Bank of England and Royal Exchange.
Three Nun Court, EC2V Three Nun Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Throgmorton Avenue, EC2N Throgmorton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Throgmorton Street, EC3V The name of Throgmorton Street is a corruption of the name of Nicholas Throckmorton, Elizabeth I’s ambassador to France and Scotland.
Tokenhouse Yard, EC2R Tokenhouse Yard marked the site of the manufacturer of tokens that were used as the copper coinage of England before the reign of James I.
Undershaft, EC3P Undershaft is a road in the EC3P postcode area
Union Court, EC2N Union Court is an alleyway off of Broad Street.
Upper Cheapside Passage, EC2V A street within the EC2V postcode
Walbrook, EC4N Walbrook is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Wallside, EC2Y Wallside is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Warnford Court, EC2N Warnford Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
Watling Street, EC4M Watling Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Watling Street, EC4N Watling Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Well Court, EC4N Well Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
White Lion Court, EC2R White Lion Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Whitecross Place, EC2M Whitecross Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Whittington Avenue, EC3V Whittington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Willoughby Highwalk, EC2Y Willoughby Highwalk is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal area.
Wilson Street, EC2M Wilson Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Wood Street, EC2V Wood Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2V postal area.
Wood Street, EC2Y Wood Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2Y postal 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.


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The City of London constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but the conurbation has since grown far beyond its borders.

As the City's boundaries have remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, it is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of Greater London, though it remains a notable part of central London. It holds city status in its own right and is also a separate ceremonial county.

It is widely referred to as 'The City' (often written on maps as City and differentiated from the phrase 'the city of London') or 'the Square Mile' as it is 1.12 square miles in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom's financial services industry, which continues a notable history of being largely based in the City.

The local authority for the City, the City of London Corporation, is unique in the UK and has some unusual responsibilities for a local council, such as being the police authority. It also has responsibilities and ownerships beyond the City's boundaries. The Corporation is headed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, an office separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London.

The City is a major business and financial centre, ranking as the world's leading centre of global finance. Throughout the 19th century, the City was the world's primary business centre, and continues to be a major meeting point for businesses.

The City had a resident population of about 7000 in 2011 but over 300,000 people commute to it and work there, mainly in the financial services sector. The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City - especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple - fall within the City of London boundary.


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"Cheapside and Bow Church" engraved by W. Albutt, 1837 steel engraved print after a picture by T.H. Shepherd, first published in The History of London: Illustrated by Views in London and Westminster.
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Georg Giese from Danzig, 34-year-old German merchant at the Steelyard, painted in London by Hans Holbein in 1532
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Walbrook Wharf is an operating freight wharf located in the City of London adjacent to Cannon Street station.
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Shepherd’s Place archway (c. 1810), and Tenter Street (c. 1820) in 1909
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The ’Walkie-Talkie’ (20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London), photographed in 2015. Shortly before completion, the angled windows set fire to a couple of vehicles when they focused the rays of the sun downwards into nearby streets. This quirk had to be fixed.
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The shoemaker was a 1907 London comedy drama, a play "full of tears and laughter."
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At the south end of Philpot Lane, at its junction with Eastcheap in the City, is 23 Eastcheap, built between 1861 and 1862, as offices and warehousing for the spice-merchants Messrs.’ Hunt and Crombie. A curious feature adorns its facade - a carving of two brown mice, each of which is engaged in a struggle to wrest a large chunk of cheese from the jaws of the other.
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Great Arthur House, at the centre of the Golden Lane Estate, was the tallest residential building in Britain at the time of its construction.
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