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Road · Tower Hill · EC3N ·
JANUARY
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2020

Tower Hill is a street and square, northwest of the Tower of London.

It is in one of the oldest parts of London hosting a Bronze Age hill settlement and later a Roman village which was burnt down during the Boudica uprising.

Great Tower Hill was an extra-parochial administrative area within the Tower Liberty, under the direct control of the Tower of London and outside the jurisdiction of the City of London.

For centuries, Tower Hill hosted public executions. A large fragment of the London Wall survives toward its east.


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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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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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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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Lived here
margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Added: 6 Nov 2021 15:03 GMT   

Old Nichol Street, E2
Information about my grandfather’s tobacconist shop

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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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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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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Lived here
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: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Born here
Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Jonathan Cocking   
Added: 30 Aug 2022 13:38 GMT   

Tower Bridge, SE1
The driver subsequently married his clippie (conductress).

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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Michael Upham   
Added: 16 Jan 2023 21:16 GMT   

Bala Place, SE16
My grandfather was born at 2 Bala Place.

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Added: 15 Jan 2023 09:49 GMT   

The Bombing of Nant Street WW2
My uncle with his young son and baby daughter were killed in the bombing of Nant Street in WW2. His wife had gone to be with her mother whilst the bombing of the area was taking place, and so survived. Cannot imagine how she felt when she returned to see her home flattened and to be told of the death of her husband and children.


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Brian J MacIntyre   
Added: 8 Jan 2023 17:27 GMT   

Malcolm Davey at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square
My former partner, actor Malcolm Davey, lived at Raleigh House, Dolphin Square, for many years until his death. He was a wonderful human being and an even better friend. A somewhat underrated actor, but loved by many, including myself. I miss you terribly, Malcolm. Here’s to you and to History, our favourite subject.
Love Always - Brian J MacIntyre
Minnesota, USA

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Robert Burns   
Added: 5 Jan 2023 17:46 GMT   

1 Abourne Street
My mother, and my Aunt and my Aunt’s family lived at number 1 Abourne Street.
I remember visitingn my aunt Win Housego, and the Housego family there. If I remember correctly virtually opposite number 1, onthe corner was the Lord Amberley pub.

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Added: 30 Dec 2022 21:41 GMT   

Southam Street, W10
do any one remember J&A DEMOLITON at harrow rd kensal green my dad work for them in a aec 6 wheel tipper got a photo of him in it

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Fumblina   
Added: 26 Dec 2022 18:59 GMT   

Detailed history of Red Lion
I’m not the author but this blog by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms has loads of really clear information about the history of the Red Lion which people might appreciate.


Source: ‘Professor Morris’ and the Red Lion, Kilburn

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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Aldgate bus station Aldgate Bus Station serves the Aldgate area of the City of London.
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.
Eastminster Eastminster (The Abbey of St Mary de Graces) was a Cistercian abbey on Tower Hill and founded by Edward III in 1350.
Goodman’s Fields Goodman’s Fields was a farm beyond the walls of the City.
Holy Trinity, Minories Holy Trinity, Minories was a Church of England parish church outside the eastern boundaries of the City of London, but within the Liberties of the Tower of London.
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.
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 Katharine Cree St Katharine Cree is a Church of England church on the north side of Leadenhall Street near Leadenhall Market.
St Olave Hart Street St Olave’s Church is a Church of England church located on the corner of Hart Street and Seething Lane.
Tower of London The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames and lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

NEARBY STREETS
20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 20 Fenchurch Street is a commercial skyscraper in the City of 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.
Back Alley, EC3N Back Alley is a small alleyway off of Northumberland Alley.
Bakers Hall Court, EC3R Bakers’ Hall Court lies at the end of Harp Street.
Battle Bridge Lane, SE1 Battle Bridge Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Beer Lane, EC3R Beer Lane ran from the east end of Great Tower Street to Lower Thames Street.
Bell Inn Yard, EC3M Bell Inn Yard has also been simply ’Bell Yard’ on maps.
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.
Blue Anchor Yard, E1 Blue Anchor Yard is a road in the E1 postcode area
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.
Brabant Court, EC3M Brabant Court off Philpot Lane, probably marks the site of a settlement of immigrants from Brabant, a province now split between Belgium and the Netherlands.
Bulls Head Passage, EC3M Bulls Head Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC3V postal area.
Burr Close, E1W Burr Close is one of the streets of London in the E1W postal area.
Byward Street, EC3R Byward Street was laid out between 1895 and 1906.
Carlisle Avenue, EC3N Carlisle Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Cartwright Street, E1 Cartwright Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Centennium House, EC3R A block within the EC3R postcode
Chamber Street, E1 Chamber Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Leman Street to Mansell Street.
Circus, EC3N Circus was built between 1768 and 1774 to the designs of George Dance the Younger.
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.
Commodity Quay, E1W A street within the E1W postcode
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.
Cottons Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cottons Lane, SE1 Cottons Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crescent, EC3N Crescent lies behind Tower Gateway.
Crofts Street, E1 Crofts Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
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.
Cunard Place, EC3A Cunard Place leads south off Leadenhall Street.
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.
Dunster Court, EC3R Dunster Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
East Smithfield, E1W East Smithfield, an ancient street, derives from ’smooth field’.
East Tenter Street, E1 East Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 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.
Fenchurch Avenue, EC3M Hogarth Court runs from Fenchurch Avenue to Fenchurch Street.
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.
French Ordinary Court, EC3M French Ordinary Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Gloucester Court, EC3N Gloucester Court is off Tower Hill to the north west side of the Tower, running northwest behind the church of All Hallows by the Tower.
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 Tower Street, EC3R Great Tower Street, originally known just as Tower Street, forms an eastern continuation of Eastcheap.
Harp Lane, EC3R Harp Lane once connected Thames Street with Great Tower Street.
Hart Street, EC3R Hart Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Hay’s Lane, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area
Haydon Street, E1 The eastern end of Haydon Street was called Mansell Passage.
Haydon Street, EC3N Haydon Street heads east from the Minories.
Hays Lane, SE1 Hays Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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.
International House, International House is a building on Cloister walk
Ivory House, E1W Ivory House is a block on St Katharine Docks
Jewry Street, EC3N Jewry Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N 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 Street, EC3A A street within the EC3A postcode
Leadenhall Street, EC3M Leadenhall Street is a road in the EC3N postcode area
Leadenhall Street, EC3V Leadenhall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Leman Street, E1 Leman Street was named after Sir John Leman.
Library Square, EC3N Library Square is a road in the E1 postcode area
Lime Street, EC3M The name Lime Street comes from the lime burners who once sold lime from there for use in construction.
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.
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 Street, EC3R Lower Thames Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
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.
Mark Lane, EC3R Mark Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
Mary Graces Court, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Mews Street, E1W Mews Street is a road in the E1W postcode 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 can be found on Mincing Lane
Minster Pavement, EC3R Minster Pavement 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.
North Tenter Street, E1 North Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Old Billingsgate Walk, EC3R Old Billingsgate Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal 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.
Portsoken Street, EC3N Portsoken Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Prescot Street, E1 Prescot Street was named for Rebecca Prescott, wife of William Leman.
Riverside Walk East, EC3R Riverside Walk East runs down to the Thames from Lower Thames Street.
Rood Lane, EC3M Rood Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC3M postal area.
Royal Mint Court, E1W Royal Mint Court is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
Royal Mint Place, E1 Royal Mint Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Royal Mint Street, E1 Royal Mint Street began its life as Rosemary Lane.
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.
Scarborough Street, E1 This is a street in the E1 postcode area
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, EC3M Sky Garden is a location in London.
South Tenter Street, E1 South Tenter Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
St Clare House, EC3N St Clare House is sited on Minories
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 Katharine’s Way, E1W St Katharine’s Way is a road in the E1W postcode area
St Mark Street, E1 St Mark Street was built on the old Goodman’s Fields.
St Mary At Hill, EC3R St Mary At Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC3R postal area.
St Michaels Alley, EC3V St Michael’s Alley was the centre of the 17th century London coffee house phenomenon.
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3N Sugar Quay Walk is part of the Thames Path near to the Tower of London.
Swan Passage, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Talbot Court, EC3V Talbot Court was next to the Talbot Inn until the Great Fire of London.
The Queen’s Steps, EC3N The Queen’s Steps 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, SE1 Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge, built between 1886 and 1894.
Tower Hill Terrace, EC3N Tower Hill Terrace is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
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.
Vine Street, EC3N Vine Street is one of the streets of London in the EC3N postal area.
West Tenter Street, E1 West Tenter Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
All Bar One All Bar One is a bar on Byward Street.
River Gardens The Moniker is a bar in the City of London.


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Tower Hill

Tower Hill is an elevated spot outside the Tower of London and just outside the limits of the City of London.

Formerly Tower Hill was part of the Tower Liberty under the direct administrative control of Tower. Part of one of the oldest parts of London, archaeological evidence shows that there was a settlement on the hill in the Bronze Age and much later a Roman village that was burnt down during the Boudica uprising.

A nearby church, All Hallows-by-the-Tower, is known for fragments of Romanesque architecture dating back to AD 680.

Public executions of high-profile traitors and criminals were often carried out on Tower Hill.

Tower of London tube station opened in 1882 during the construction of the Metropolitan Railway to the north. A new station was opened in 1884 with the name Mark Lane (later renamed Tower Hill), just to the west of the Tower of London station, which closed the same day.

When the original Tower Hill station was itself closed in 1967, the current Tower Hill station was opened on the site of the Tower of London station. The remains of the old station were demolished by the construction of the new station.


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Bank station
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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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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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Byward Tower, 1893
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