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Borough

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Borough tube station is a London Underground station in the London Borough of Southwark. It is on the Northern Line, between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge stations.

The Borough (of Southwark) is an area of the London Borough of Southwark situated 1.5 miles east south-east of Charing Cross.

The area has been called The Borough since the 1550s, to contrast it with the neighbouring City, in later years to distinguish it from the larger Metropolitan Borough of Southwark and now to distinguish it from the much larger London Borough of Southwark.

Much of the area around the Tate Modern gallery and the Globe Theatre is now referred to by the historic name of Bankside.

In common with much of the South Bank, The Borough has seen extensive regeneration in the last decade. Declining light industry and factories have given way to residential development, shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. The area is in easy walking distance of the City and the West End.

The Borough is generally an area of mixed development, with council estates, office developments, social housing and gated communities side by side with each other.

Borough station was opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the first deep-level tube railway, the City and South London Railway, and was rebuilt in the 1920s when the tunnels were enlarged.


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THE STREETS OF BOROUGH
Angel Place, SE1 Angel Place was the site of the Marshalsea Prison between 1811 and 1842.
Avon Place, SE1 Avon Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Ayres Street, SE1 Ayres Street was formerly known as Whitecross Street.
Bedale Street, SE1 Bedale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Betsham House, SE1 Residential block
Borough High Street, SE1 Borough High Street was the Roman ’Stane Street’.
Borough Market, SE1 Borough Market is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
C O Ltd, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cathedral Street, SE1 Cathedral Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chaloner Court, SE1 Chaloner Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chapel Court, SE1 Chapel Court has hosted The Blue-Eyed Maid pub since 1613.
Clennam Street, SE1 Clennam Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Collingwood Street, SE1 Collingwood Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Disney Place, SE1 Disney Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Doyce Street, SE1 Doyce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hulme Place, SE1 Hulme Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Isaac Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Joiner Street, SE1 Joiner Street is now part of London Bridge Street.
Junction Approach, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kentish Buildings, SE1 Kentish Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kings Head Yard, SE1 Kings Head Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Langdale House, SE1 Residential block
London Bridge Station, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Madison Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Madison, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maidstone Buildings Mews, SE1 Maidstone Buildings Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Marshalsea Road, SE1 Marshalsea Road was previously called Mint Street after a royal Tudor coin mint in the area.
Mermaid Court, SE1 Mermaid Court 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.
Newcomen Street, SE1 Newcomen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Oystergate Walk, SE1 Oystergate Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Partners Ltd, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Peckham High Street, SE1 Peckham High 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.
Queen’s Head Yard, SE1 Queen’s Head Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Redcross Way, SE1 Redcross Way was previously called Red Cross Street.
Rochester Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Sanctuary Street, SE1 Sanctuary 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.
St Thomas Street, SE1 St Thomas Street is an extremely old thoroughfare.
Stoney Street, SE1 Stoney Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Talbot Yard, SE1 Talbot Yard used to host one of the most famous inns in English literature.
The Hop Exchange, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Mews, SE1 The Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Three Crown Square Borough Market, SE1 Three Crown Square Borough Market 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
Vine Yard, SE1 Vine Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
White Hart Yard, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area




LOCAL PHOTOS
Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Ayres Street
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Hopton’s Almshouses
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Tabard Inn, Southwark
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In the neighbourhood...

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Wagstaff Buildings, Sumner Road, Bankside, c. 1920.
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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Ayres Street
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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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Tabard Inn, Southwark
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Zoar Street (2020)
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An open air performance of Charles Dickens’ ’Oliver Twist’ taking place in Mint Street, Southwark on 5 May 1928.
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The corner of Long Lane with Staple Street, Bermondsey possibly at the end of the Boer War. In the 1950s these shops were Fordham’s and Leatherdales bakery. Later still there was a fish and chip shop here opposite the Valentine pub.
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