St Thomas Street, SE1

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2018
St Thomas Street is an extremely old thoroughfare.

St Thomas’s Hospital was sited here from about 1215 until 1862 when it was moved for the construction of London Bridge Station. The church here houses the Old Operating Theatre (used 1821-62) in the attic floor.

Within a courtyard is the chapel of Guy’s Hospital and a statue of its founder Thomas Guy.

The road now runs along one of the newest London landmarks - The Shard.


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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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Christine D Elliott   
Added: 11 Jun 2023 14:50 GMT   

Spitalfields
Charles Blutte came to Spitalfields from Walincourt, Picardie, France for reason of religious persecution. His brother Pierre Phillippe Blutte followed the following year. Between the two brothers they had eventually 20 children, they worked as silk weavers around the Brick Lane area. Member’s of Pierre’s family resided at 40 Thomas Street for over 100 years. Another residence associated with the Blutte family is Vine Court, Lamb Street, Spitalfields, number 16,17 & 18 Vine Court was owned by John Kindon, the father in law of Charles Blutte’s son Jean (John) who married Ann Kindon. This residence appears several times in the census records.

Source: Quarto_52_Vol_LII_La_Providence

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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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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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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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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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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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Johna216   
Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

Thanks!
I have recently started a web site, the info you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work. There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. by Erich Fromm. eeggefeceefb

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Johnshort   
Added: 7 Oct 2017 21:07 GMT   

Hurley Road, SE11
There were stables in the road mid way - also Danny reading had a coal delivery lorry.

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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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Tom   
Added: 21 May 2021 23:07 GMT   

Blackfriars
What is, or was, Bodies Bridge?

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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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Eileen   
Added: 10 Nov 2023 09:42 GMT   

Brecknock Road Pleating Company
My great grandparents ran the Brecknock Road pleating Company around 1910 to 1920 and my Grandmother worked there as a pleater until she was 16. I should like to know more about this. I know they had a beautiful Victorian house in Islington as I have photos of it & of them in their garden.

Source: Family history

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Added: 6 Nov 2023 16:59 GMT   

061123
Why do Thames Water not collect the 15 . Three meter lengths of blue plastic fencing, and old pipes etc. They left here for the last TWO Years, these cause an obstruction,as they halfway lying in the road,as no footpath down this road, and the cars going and exiting the park are getting damaged, also the public are in Grave Danger when trying to avoid your rubbish and the danger of your fences.

Source: Squirrels Lane. Buckhurst Hill, Essex. IG9. I want some action ,now, not Excuses.MK.

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Christian   
Added: 31 Oct 2023 10:34 GMT   

Cornwall Road, W11
Photo shows William Richard Hoare’s chemist shop at 121 Cornwall Road.

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Vik   
Added: 30 Oct 2023 18:48 GMT   

Old pub sign from the Rising Sun
Hi I have no connection to the area except that for the last 30+ years we’ve had an old pub sign hanging on our kitchen wall from the Rising Sun, Stanwell, which I believe was / is on the Oaks Rd. Happy to upload a photo if anyone can tell me how or where to do that!

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Phillip Martin   
Added: 16 Oct 2023 06:25 GMT   

16 Ashburnham Road
On 15 October 1874 George Frederick Martin was born in 16 Ashburnham Road Greenwich to George Henry Martin, a painter, and Mary Martin, formerly Southern.

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Lived here
Christine Bithrey   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 15:20 GMT   

The Hollies (1860 - 1900)
I lived in Holly Park Estate from 1969 I was 8 years old when we moved in until I left to get married, my mother still lives there now 84. I am wondering if there was ever a cemetery within The Hollies? And if so where? Was it near to the Blythwood Road end or much nearer to the old Methodist Church which is still standing although rather old looking. We spent most of our childhood playing along the old dis-used railway that run directly along Blythwood Road and opposite Holly Park Estate - top end which is where we live/ed. We now walk my mothers dog there twice a day. An elderly gentleman once told me when I was a child that there used to be a cemetery but I am not sure if he was trying to scare us children! I only thought about this recently when walking past the old Methodist Church and seeing the flag stone in the side of the wall with the inscription of when it was built late 1880

If anyone has any answers please email me [email protected]

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Chris hutchison   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 03:04 GMT   

35 broadhurst gardens.
35 Broadhurst gardens was owned by famous opera singer Mr Herman “Simmy”Simberg. He had transformed it into a film and recording complex.
There was a film and animation studio on the ground floor. The recording facilities were on the next two floors.
I arrived in London from Australia in 1966 and worked in the studio as the tea boy and trainee recording engineer from Christmas 1966 for one year. The facility was leased by an American advertising company called Moreno Films. Mr Simbergs company Vox Humana used the studio for their own projects as well. I worked for both of them. I was so lucky. The manager was another wonderful gentleman called Jack Price who went on to create numerous songs for many famous singers of the day and also assisted the careers of Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff. “Simmy” let me live in the bedsit,upper right hand window. Jack was also busy with projects with The Troggs,Bill Wyman,Peter Frampton. We did some great sessions with Manfred Mann and Alan Price. The Cream did some demos but that was before my time. We did lots of voice over work. Warren Mitchell and Ronnie Corbett were favourites. I went back in 1978 and “Simmy “ had removed all of the studio and it was now his home. His lounge room was still our studio in my minds eye!!


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Sue L   
Added: 13 Oct 2023 17:21 GMT   

Duffield Street, Battersea
I’ve been looking for ages for a photo of Duffield Street without any luck.
My mother and grandfather lived there during the war. It was the first property he was able to buy but sadly after only a few months they were bombed out. My mother told the story that one night they were aware of a train stopping above them in the embankment. It was full of soldiers who threw out cigarettes and sweets at about four in the morning. They were returning from Dunkirk though of course my mother had no idea at the time. I have heard the same story from a different source too.

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George Inn The George Inn is a public house established in the medieval period on Borough High Street in Southwark, owned and leased by the National Trust.
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Battle Bridge Lane, SE1 Battle Bridge Lane, formerly known as Mill Lane, underwent its name change in 1891.
Bedale Street, SE1 Bedale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Bursar Street, SE1 Bursar Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Burwash House, SE1 Burwash House can be found on Weston Street.
Calvert’s Buildings, SE1 Felix Calvert, local brewer, is recorded as operating here in the late 18th century.
Carmarthen Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cathedral Street, SE1 Cathedral Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Clink Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Collingwood Street, SE1 Collingwood Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
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Cottons Lane, SE1 Cottons Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Counter Street, SE1 Counter Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crosby Row, SE1 Crosby Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Crucifix Lane, SE1 Crucifix Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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East Building, SE1 East Building is situated in the corner of London Bridge.
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Empire Square East, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Empire Square South, SE1 Empire Square South is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Empire Square West, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Eynsford House, SE1 Eynsford House is a block on Crosby Row.
Fenning Street, SE1 Fenning Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gatehouse Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
George Inn Yard, SE1 George Inn Yard is a yard of unknown antiquity in Southwark.
Godfree Court, SE1 Godfree Court is a block in Southwark.
Great Maze Pond, SE1 Great Maze Pond is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Green Dragon Court, SE1 Green Dragon Court ran off Bedale Street.
Guinness Court, SE1 Guinness Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Guinness Trust Buildings (), SE1 Guinness Trust Buildings () is a block on Guinness Court.
Guy Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Halfmoon Yard, SE1 Halfmoon Yard lay off Borough High Street,
Hamlet Way, SE1 Hamlet Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Hardwidge Street, SE1 Hardwidge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hatters Court, SE1 Hatters Court is a block on Redcross Way.
Hay’s Lane, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area
Hays Galleria, SE1 Hays Galleria is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hays Lane, SE1 Hays Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Henriette Raphael House, SE1 Henriette Raphael House is a block on Talbot Yard.
Holyrood Court Business Centre, SE1 Holyrood Court Business Centre is a location in London.
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Horseshoe Wharf Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Isaac Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Joiner Street, SE1 Joiner Street is now part of London Bridge Street.
Joiner Street, SE1 Joiner Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Junction Approach, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kellow House, SE1 Kellow House can be found on Tennis Street.
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.
Kipling Street, SE1 Kipling Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Lambert House, SE1 Lambert House is sited on Southwark Street.
Langdale House, SE1 Residential block
Layton’s Grove, SE1 Layton’s Grove was situated off Borough High Street, opposite Little Dorrit Court.
Layton’s Buildings, SE1 Layton’s Buildings lay off Borough High Street.
Lewes House, SE1 Lewes House is located on Druid Street.
Little Dorrit Court, SE1 Little Dorrit’s Court, North of Marshalsea Road, is named after the Dickens character.
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London Bridge Walk, London Bridge Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
London Bridge, EC4R London Bridge is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Madison Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Magdalen House, SE1 Magdalen House is a block on Tooley Street.
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Maiden Lane, SE1 Maiden Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
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Marklake Court, SE1 Marklake Court can be found on Weston Street.
Marshalsea Road, SE1 Marshalsea Road was previously called Mint Street after a royal Tudor coin mint in the area.
Maya House, SE1 Maya House, on Borough High Street, is notable for its distinctive sculptures.
Melior Place, SE1 Melior Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Melior Street, SE1 Melior Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Merchants House, SE1 Merchants House is a block on Southwark Street.
Mermaid Court, SE1 Mermaid Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Minerva House, SE1 Minerva House is a block on Montague Close.
Montague Close, SE1 Montague Close is a street close to London Bridge.
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More London Riverside, SE1 More London Riverside is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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Mulvaney Way, SE1 Mulvaney Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Nag’s Head Yard, SE1 The alley name seems to have fallen out of favour in recent years, though it still exists.
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Nuffield House, SE1 Nuffield House is a block on Newcomen Street.
O’Meara Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Old Billingsgate Walk, EC3R Old Billingsgate Walk is part of the Thames Path.
Old Guy’s House, SE1 Old Guy’s House is a block on St Thomas Street.
Old Theatre Court, SE1 Old Theatre Court is a block on Park Street.
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Park Street, SE1 Park Street runs one block south of Bankside.
Partners Ltd, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Porlock Street, SE1 Porlock Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Porter Street, SE1 Porter Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Quastels House, SE1 Residential block
Queen’s Head Yard, SE1 Queen’s Head Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
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Reach Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Redcross Way, SE1 Redcross Way was previously called Red Cross Street.
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Riverside House, SE1 Riverside House is sited on Southwark Bridge Road.
Rochester Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Sanctuary Street, SE1 Sanctuary Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shand Street, SE1 Shand Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Shard Arcade, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Shepherd’s House, SE1 Shepherd’s House is a building on Beak Alley.
Ship & Mermaid Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Shipwright Yard, SE1 Shipwright Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Snowsfields, SE1 Snowsfields runs east-west across the western section of Bermondsey.
Soho Wharf, SE1 Soho Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Solomon Way, E1 Solomon Way is a location in London.
St Olaf House, SE1 St Olaf House is a block on Tooley Street.
Stainer Street, SE1 Stainer Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stoney Street, SE1 Stoney Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sugar Quay Walk, EC3N Sugar Quay Walk is part of the Thames Path near to the Tower of London.
Swan Court, SE1 Swan Court 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.
Tennis Street, SE1 Tennis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Thames House, SE1 Thames House can be found on Park Street.
Thames Reach, SE28 Thames Reach is a location in London.
The Grain Store, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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.
The News Building, SE1 The News Building is sited on London Bridge Street.
The Ride, SE1 The Ride connected Bowling Green Lane (later Bowling Green Lane) and Tennis Court (later Tennis Street).
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Triangle Court, SE1 Triangle Court is a block on Redcross Way.
Two London Bridge, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Victor Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Vine Lane, SE1 Vine Lane is a remnant of the former, longer Vine Street.
Vine Yard, SE1 Vine Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Vinegar Yard, SE1 Vinegar distilling was a common local trade from the 18th century onwards.
Vintage Yard, SE1 Vintage Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Vogans Mill Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Weston Street, SE1 Weston Street is street of some length, which crosses Long Lane.
White Hart Yard, SE1 White Hart Yard leads off Borough High Street.
Whites Grounds, SE1 Whites Grounds is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Winchester Square, SE1 Winchester Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Winchester Walk, SE1 Winchester Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Winchester Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Wolfson House, SE1 Wolfson House is a block on Weston Street.

NEARBY PUBS
George Inn The George Inn is a public house established in the medieval period on Borough High Street in Southwark, owned and leased by the National Trust.
The Anchor The Anchor is a pub on the south bank of the River Thames, close to Southwark Cathedral and London Bridge station.


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Borough

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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Bank station
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Postal area SE1
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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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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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Wagstaff Buildings, Sumner Road, Bankside, c. 1920.
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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Southwark Cathedral
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"London Bridge from the Old Swan" by the Irish painter Hubert Pugh (1780) Shooting the tidal rapids at old London Bridge was dangerous; many passengers preferred to get off at the Old Swan, and walk. Immediately across the river in the painting is St Saviour’s Church, now Southwark Cathedral.
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HMS Belfast (2022)
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The George Inn (1889) On Borough High Street and once known as the George and Dragon, the pub is the only surviving galleried London coaching inn.
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The Shard, taken from the Sky Garden on top of the ’Walkie-Talkie’ (2015)
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Adelaide House from above
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