Circus, EC3N

Road in/near Tower Gateway, existed between 1768 and 1976.

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2022
Circus was built between 1768 and 1774 to the designs of George Dance the Younger.

The land here was owned and managed by the City Lands Estates of the Corporation of London. They might have been in use as allotment gardens.

London was enjoying an economic boom in the late 18th century partly due to trade with the Americas. There was a demand for quality housing for wealthy merchants.

Sir Benjamin Hammett, a city alderman and property developer acquired the lease for this land. He commissioned the architect George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) to design a speculative residential development to appeal to merchants to reside in the City, near the docks.

It was successful and other architects, such as John Nash’s proceeded to link circuses, crescents and squares in the same way in the West End.

America Square and Crescent were built at the same time as Circus. George Dance was probably influenced by John Wood’s development at Bath and was responsible for the introduction into London of squares, circuses and straight streets.

Dance would repeat this idea a decade later with Finsbury Circus and Finsbury Square some ten years later.

In 1841, the City of London’s first railway station - Fenchurch Street - opened. A railway viaduct sliced across the area between America Square and The Crescent. In 1884, the Metropolitan District Railway sliced diagonally through the southern half of The Crescent causing the loss of five of the eleven houses.

In the Second World War, America Square was devastated with the total loss of its original houses. In Crescent, four of the remaining six were destroyed. In Circus just one house survived the war.

After the war, the surviving house continued in commercial use.

In 1962, the Tower Hill Improvement Trust acquired the local leases which were then sold to the Greater London Council in 1975.

The GLC converted the land to open space as part of the road widening scheme at Tower Hill.



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Teal Court, E1W Teal Court is a block on Star Place.
Tenter Street East, Tenter Street East is an old East End street.
Tenter Street North, Tenter Street North is an old East End street.
Tenter Street South, Tenter Street South is an old East End street.
Tenter Street West, Tenter Street West is an old East End street.
The K Building, E1W The K Building is a block on East Smithfield.
The Leadenhall Building, EC3 The Leadenhall Building is located on Leadenhall Street.
The Leadenhall Building, EC3M The Leadenhall Building is a block on Leadenhall Street.
The Queen’s House, EC3N The Queen’s House is sited on Unnamed Road.
The Queen’s Steps, EC3N The Queen’s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Thomas More Square, E1W Thomas More Square is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Thomas More Street, E1W Thomas More Street is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Tower Bridge Approach, E1W Tower Bridge Approach is a road in the E1W postcode 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 Pier, EC3N Tower Pier is a location in London.
Tower Place East, EC3R A street within the EC3R postcode
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.
Tower Walk, E1W Tower Walk is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Trinity Square, Trinity Square is an old East End street.
Trinity Square, EC3N Trinity Square is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Turnstone House, E1W Turnstone House is located on Star Place.
Upper East Smithfield, Upper East Smithfield is an old East End street.
Victoria Court, E1 Victoria Court is a block on Cartwright Street.
Vine Street, EC3N Vine Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Wakefield Tower, EC3N Wakefield Tower is located on Unnamed Road.
Walsingham House, EC3N Walsingham House is a block on Seething Lane.
Wardrobe Tower, EC3N Wardrobe Tower is a building on Unnamed Road.
West Tenter Street, E1 West Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Tower, EC3N White Tower is a block on Unnamed Road.
Willis Building, EC3M Willis Building is a block on Lime Street.

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All Bar One All Bar One is a bar on Byward Street.
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Tower Gateway

Tower Gateway is a Docklands Light Railway station near to the Tower of London.

It adjoins the tracks to Fenchurch Street railway station and is situated on the site of the former Minories railway station. It is a short walk from both Tower Hill tube station and Fenchurch Street. It serves the eastern edge of the City of London financial district and development around St Katharine Docks.

It was opened in 1987 as the western terminus of the initial DLR system and the station closest to central London.

The underground extension to Bank, which opened in 1991, diverges from the original route between Tower Gateway and Shadwell, the next station to the east. It dives down a steep ramp not far from the eastern end of the platforms, from which it is clearly visible. Tower Gateway is the terminus for the less busy service to Beckton. Journeys to other branches of the DLR normally require a change.


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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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Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) addressing a "smoking debate" at Toynbee Hall (1902)
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A drawing published in 1907 of the west front of the Church of Holy Trinity, Minories
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Whitechapel Gallery
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