Mark Lane, EC3R

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Mark Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.




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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Mar 2021 15:05 GMT   

A plague on all your houses
Aldgate station is built directly on top of a vast plague pit, where thousands of bodies are apparently buried. No-one knows quite how many.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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Graham O’Connell   
Added: 10 Apr 2021 10:24 GMT   

Lloyd & Sons, Tin Box Manufacturers (1859 - 1982)
A Lloyd & Sons occupied the wharf (now known as Lloyds Wharf, Mill Street) from the mid 19th Century to the late 20th Century. Best known for making tin boxes they also produced a range of things from petrol canisters to collecting tins. They won a notorious libel case in 1915 when a local councillor criticised the working conditions which, in fairness, weren’t great. There was a major fire here in 1929 but the company survived at least until 1982 and probably a year or two after that.

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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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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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Tricia   
Added: 27 Apr 2021 12:05 GMT   

St George in the East Church
This Church was opened in 1729, designed by Hawksmore. Inside destroyed by incendrie bomb 16th April 1941. Rebuilt inside and finished in 1964. The building remained open most of the time in a temporary prefab.

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Added: 21 Apr 2021 16:21 GMT   

Liverpool Street
the Bishopsgate station has existed since 1840 as a passenger station, but does not appear in the site’s cartography. Evidently, the 1860 map is in fact much earlier than that date.

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Josh   
Added: 18 Apr 2021 21:00 GMT   

Winchfield House, SW15
Designed 1952-53. Constructed 1955-58

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46 Aldgate High Street This Grade II Listed office building is one of the few timber-framed buildings in the City that predates the Great Fire of 1666.
Aldgate Aldgate was one of the massive gates which defended the City from Roman times until 1760.
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Aldgate Holy Trinity Priory The Holy Trinity Priory, also known as Christchurch Aldgate, was a priory of Austin canons (Black Canons) founded around 1108 by Queen Matilda of England.
Aldgate Pump Aldgate Pump is a historic water pump, located at the junction where Aldgate meets Fenchurch Street and Leadenhall Street.
All Hallows Staining All Hallows Staining was a church located at the junction of Mark Lane and Dunster Court.
Bevis Marks Synagogue Bevis Marks Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the United Kingdom.
Eastminster Eastminster (The Abbey of St. Mary de Graces) was a Cistercian abbey on Tower Hill and founded by Edward III in 1350.
Great Synagogue of London The Great Synagogue of London was, for centuries, the centre of Ashkenazi synagogue and Jewish life in London. It was destroyed during World War II, in the Blitz.
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London Metal Exchange The London Metal Exchange (LME) is the futures exchange with the world’s largest market in options and futures contracts on base and other metals.
Mark Lane station Mark Lane is a disused Circle and District line Underground station.
Minories Minories was the western terminus of the London and Blackwall Railway.
Portsoken Portsoken is one of 25 wards in the City of London, each electing an alderman to the Court of Aldermen and commoners (the City equivalent of a councillor) elected to the Court of Common Council of the City of London Corporation.
St Botolph’s St. Botolph’s without Aldgate, located on Aldgate High Street, has existed for over a thousand years.
St Gabriel Fenchurch St Gabriel Fenchurch (or Fen Church) was a parish church in the City of London, destroyed in the Great Fire and not rebuilt.
St James Duke’s Place St James Duke’s Place was an Anglican parish church in the Aldgate ward of the City of London.
St Katharine Cree St Katharine Cree is a Church of England church on the north side of Leadenhall Street near Leadenhall Market.
St Magnus-the-Martyr St Magnus the Martyr church is dedicated to St Magnus the Martyr, earl of Orkney, who died on 16 April 1116.
St Mary Axe St Mary Axe was a mediaeval church situated just north of Leadenhall Street on a site now occupied by Fitzwilliam House.
St Olave Hart Street St Olave’s Church is a Church of England church located on the corner of Hart Street and Seething Lane.
St. Mary Axe St Mary Axe was a medieval parish in the City of London whose name survives as that of the street which formerly occupied it.
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NEARBY STREETS
20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 20 Fenchurch Street is a commercial skyscraper in the City of London.
Abchurch Lane, EC4N Abchurch Lane was first mentioned as Abbechurche Lane in 1291.
Adams Court, EC2N Adam’s Court is thought to be named for Sir Thomas Adams.
Adelaide House, EC3R Adelaide House is a Grade II listed Art Deco office building in the City of London.
Aldgate High Street, EC3N Once the route to one of the six original gates of the Wall of London, Aldgate High Street has an important place in medieval London’s history.
Aldgate House, EC3N A street within the EC3N postcode
Aldgate Square, EC3N Aldgate Square is a location in London.
Aldgate, EC3N Aldgate was the easternmost gateway through the London Wall leading from the City of London to Whitechapel and the East End.
America Square, EC3N America Square is a street and small square, built in about 1760 and dedicated to the American colonies.
Arthur Street, EC4R Arthur Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Back Alley, EC3N Back Alley is a small alleyway off of Northumberland Alley.
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.
Beer Lane, EC3R Beer Lane ran from the east end of Great Tower Street to Lower Thames Street.
Bell Inn Yard, EC3V Bell Inn Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal 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.
Billiter Street, EC3M Billiter Street was once home to a medieval bell foundry.
Birchin Lane, EC3V Birchin Lane was owned by a medieval gentleman called Birchervere.
Bishopsgate, EC2N Bishopsgate is named after one of the original eight gates in the London Wall.
Botolph Alley, EC3R Botolph Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Botolph Lane, EC3R Botolph Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Braham Street, E1 Braham Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Bulls Head Passage, EC3M Bulls Head Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Bury Street, EC3A Bury Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Byward Street, EC3R Byward Street was laid out between 1895 and 1906.
Capel Court, EC2R On the east side of the Bank of England turn into Bartholomew Lane. Capel Court is off to the east.
Carlisle Avenue, EC3N Carlisle Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Castle Court, EC3V Castle Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Centennium House, EC3R A block within the EC3R postcode
Change Alley, EC3V Change Alley is a thoroughfare between Lombard Street and Cornhill in London’s financial district.
Clements Lane, EC4N Clements Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Clothworkers Hall, EC3M Clothworkers Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Colchester Street, EC3N Before its was renamed and extended in 1923, Colchester Street was a side street near to the Tower of London.
Coopers Row, EC3N Coopers Row is one of the streets of London in the EC3N 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.
Creechurch Lane, EC3A Creechurch Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Crescent, EC3N Crescent les behind Tower Gateway.
Crosswall, EC3N Crosswall was formerly named John Street, after King John.
Crutched Friars, EC3N Crutched Friars is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Cullum Street, EC3M Cullum Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M 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.
Dukes Place, EC3A Duke’s Place was formerly called Duke Street.
Dukes Place, EC3A Dukes Place is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Dunster Court, EC3R Dunster Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Eastcheap, EC3M A street within the EC3M postcode
Eastcheap, EC3R Eastcheap is the western continuation of Great Tower Street towards the Monument junction.
Exchange Steps, EC3V Exchange Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Fenchurch Avenue, EC3M Fenchurch Avenue runs from Lime Street to Billiter Street.
Fenchurch Buildings, EC3A Fenchurch Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Fenchurch Mews, EC3M A street within the EC3M postcode
Fenchurch Place, EC3M Fenchurch Place is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Fenchurch Street, EC3M Fenchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Finch Lane, EC3V Finch Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Fish Street Hill, EC3M Fish Street Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
French Ordinary Court, EC3M French Ordinary Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
George Yard, EC3V George Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Gloucester Court, EC3R Gloucester Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Goodman’s Yard, E1 Goodman’s Yard is a street between Minories and Mansell Street.
Goodmans Yard, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Gracechurch Street, EC3V Gracechurch Street is in the heart of Roman Londinium - it runs directly over the site of the basilica and forum.
Grant’s Quay Wharf, EC3R Grant?s Quay Wharf is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Great St Helen’s, EC3A This is a street in the EC3A postcode area
Great Tower Street, EC3R Great Tower Street, originally known just as Tower Street, forms an eastern continuation of Eastcheap.
Harp Lane, EC3R Harp Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Hart Street, EC3R Hart Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Haydon Street, E1 The eastern end of Haydon Street was called Mansell Passage.
Haydon Street, EC3N Haydon Street heads east from the Minories.
Heneage Lane, EC3A Heneage Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Hogarth Court, EC3M Hogarth Court runs from Fenchurch Avenue to Fenchurch Street.
Houndsditch, EC3A A street within the EC3A postcode
Ibex House, EC3N Residential block
Idol Lane, EC3R Idol Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
India Street, EC3N India Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Irongate House, EC3A Residential block
Jewry Street, EC3N Jewry Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
King William Street, EC3V King William Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
King William Street, EC4R King William Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Laurence Pountney Lane, EC4N Laurence Pountney Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N 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.
Library Square, EC3N Library Square is a road in the E1 postcode 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
Little Somerset Street, E1 Little Somerset Street was originally called Harrow Alley but colloquially known as ’Blood Alley.’
Lloyd’s Avenue, EC3N Lloyd?s Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Lloyd’s Avenue, EC3N A street within the EC3N postcode
Lloyds Avenue, EC3N Lloyds Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Lombard Court, EC3V Lombard Court is a small street between Gracechurch Street and Clements Lane in the heart of London’s financial district.
Lombard Street, EC3V Lombard Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3V 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.
London Street, EC3M London Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Lovat Lane, EC3R Lovat Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Lower Thames Road, EC3R Lower Thames Road is a location in London.
Lower Thames Street, EC3R Lower Thames Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Lower Thames Street, EC3R A street within the EC3R postcode
Mansell Street, E1 Mansell Street runs north-south on the City of London border.
Mansell Street, EC3N Mansell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Martin Lane, EC4N Martin Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Mincing Lane, EC3R Mincing Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Minories, EC3N Minories is one of the old streets of the City of London.
Minster Court, EC3R Minster Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Minster Pavement, EC3R Minster Pavement is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Minsters Pavement, EC3A Minsters Pavement is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Mitre Avenue, EC3A Mitre Avenue is one of the streets of London in the E17 postal area.
Mitre Square, EC3A Mitre Square is a small square in the City of London.
Mitre Street, EC3A Mitre Street connects Creechurch Lane with the Aldgate.
Monument Street, EC3R Monument Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Munster Court, EC3R Munster Court is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Muscovy Street, EC3R Muscovy Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
New London Street, EC3R New London Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Nicholas Lane, EC3V Nicholas Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Nicholas Lane, EC4N Nicholas Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Old Billingsgate Walk, EC3R Old Billingsgate Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Old Broad Street, EC2N This is a street in the EC2R postcode area
Paul’s Walk, EC3N A street within the EC3N postcode
Pepys Street, EC3N Pepys Street links Seething Lane in the west to Cooper’s Row in the east.
Petty Wales, EC3R Petty Wales is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Philpot Lane, EC3M Philpot Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Plantain Gardens, EC3M A street within the EC3V postcode
Plantain Gardens, EC3M A street within the EC3V postcode
Plantation Lane, EC3M Plantation Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Plantation Place, EC3R Plantation Place takes its name from a previous Plantation House, once the recognised centre of the tea trade.
Plough Court, EC3V Plough Court was named for the Plough tavern which stood here.
Popes Head Alley, EC3V Popes Head Alley is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Portsoken Street, EC3N Portsoken Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Providian House, EC3R A block within the EC3R postcode
Pudding Lane, EC3R Pudding Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Queens House, EC3N A street within the EC3N postcode
Rood Lane, EC3M Rood Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3M 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 Mint Court, E1W Royal Mint Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Saracen’s Head Yard, EC3N Saracen’s Head Yard was to the south of Aldgate.
Savage Gardens, EC3N Savage Gardens connects Crutched Friars in the north to Trinity Square in the south, crossing Pepys Street.
Seething Lane, EC3R Seething Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Ship Tavern Passage, EC3M Ship Tavern Passage is a City of London alleyway.
Shorter Street, E1 Shorter Street is a location in London.
Shorter Street, EC3N Shorter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shorter Street, EC3N Shorter Street is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Sky Garden Walk, EC3M Sky Garden Walk is a location in London.
Sky Garden, EC3M Sky Garden is a location in London.
St Botolph Street, EC3A St Botolph Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
St Clare House, EC3N Residential block
St Clare Street, EC3N St Clare Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
St Dunstans Hill, EC3R St Dunstans Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Georges Lane, EC3R St Georges Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St James’s Passage, EC3A St James’s Passage was formerly known as Church Passage.
St James’s Place, EC3A St James Place was an open square, formerly Broad Court, which held a daily market that sold fruits of various kinds.
St Mary At Hill, EC3R St Mary At Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
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.
St. Mary’s Grove, EC3A Jeffrey’s Square disappeared under the St Mary Axe development.
Staple Hall, EC3A Staple Hall is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Stone House Court, EC3A Stone House Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3N Sugar Quay Walk is part of the Thames Path near to the Tower of London.
Talbot Court, EC3V Talbot Court was next to the Talbot Inn until the Great Fire of London.
The Courtyard, EC3V The Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
The Queen’s Steps, EC3N The Queen’s Steps is one of the streets of London in the EC3N 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.
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.
Tower Bridge Approach, E1W Tower Bridge Approach is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Tower Bridge Approach, E1W Tower Bridge Approach is a road in the E1W postcode area
Tower Bridge, E1W Tower Bridge is one of the streets of London in the E1W 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 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, EC3N Trinity Square is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Undershaft, EC3P Undershaft is a road in the EC3P postcode area
Vine Street, EC3N Vine Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Warnford Court, EC2N Warnford Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2N postal area.
West Tenter Street, E1 West Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
White Lion Court, EC2R White Lion Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Whittington Avenue, EC3A Whittington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.
Whittington Avenue, EC3V Whittington Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Wrestlers Court, EC3A Wrestlers Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3A postal area.


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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.

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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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Byward Tower, 1893
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46 Aldgate High Street
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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 in 1874.
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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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A drawing published in 1907 of the west front of the Church of Holy Trinity, Minories
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Etching of All Hallows Staining tower, drawn in 1922
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Mark Lane station
Credit: London Transport
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Byward Tower, 1893
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