Southwark

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Underground station · Southwark · SE1 ·
MARCH
31
2013

Southwark is the area immediately south of London Bridge, opposite the City of London.

Southwark is on a previously marshy area south of the River Thames. Recent excavation has revealed prehistoric activity including evidence of early ploughing, burial mounds and ritual activity. The area was originally a series of islands in the River Thames. This formed the best place to bridge the Thames and the area became an important part of Londinium owing its importance to its position as the endpoint of the Roman London Bridge. Two Roman roads, Stane Street and Watling Street, met at Southwark in what is now Borough High Street.

At some point the Bridge fell or was pulled down. Southwark and the city seem to have become largely deserted during the Early Middle Ages. Archaeologically, evidence of settlement is replaced by a largely featureless soil called the Dark Earth which probably (although this is contested) represents an urban area abandoned.

Southwark appears to recover only during the time of King Alfred and his successors. Sometime in and around 886 AD the Bridge was rebuilt and the City and Southwark restored. Southwark was called ’Suddringa Geworc’ which means the ’defensive works of the men of Surrey’. It was probably fortified to defend the bridge and hence the re-emerging City of London to the north. This defensive role is highlighted by the use of the Bridge as a defense against King Swein, his son King Cnut and in 1066, against King William the Conqueror. He failed to force the Bridge during the Norman conquest of England, but Southwark was devastated.

Much of Southwark was originally owned by the church - the greatest reminder of monastic London is Southwark Cathedral, originally the priory of St Mary Overy.

During the Middle Ages, Southwark remained outside of the control of the City and was a haven for criminals and free traders, who would sell goods and conduct trades outside the regulation of the City Livery Companies. An important market - later to become known as the Borough Market - was established there some time in the 13th century. The area was renowned for its inns, especially The Tabard, from which Chaucer’s pilgrims set off on their journey in The Canterbury Tales.

After many decades’ petitioning, in 1550, Southwark was incorporated into the City of London as ’The Ward of Bridge Without’. It became the entertainment district for London, and it was also the red-light area. In 1599, William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre was built on the South Bank in Southwark, though it burned down in 1613. A modern replica, also called the Globe, has been built near the original site. Southwark was also a favorite area for entertainment like bull and bear-baiting. There was also a famous fair in Southwark which took place near the Church of St. George the Martyr. William Hogarth depicted this fair in his engraving of Southwark Fair (1733).

In 1844 the railway reached Southwark with the opening of London Bridge station.

In 1861 the Great Fire of Southwark destroyed a large number of buildings between Tooley Street and the Thames, including those around Hays Wharf, where Hays Galleria was later built, and blocks to the west almost as far as St Olave’s Church.

In 1899 Southwark was incorporated along with Newington and Walworth into the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, and in 1965 this was incorporated with the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell and Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey into the London Borough of Southwark.

Southwark tube station was opened on 20 November 1999 as part of the Jubilee Line Extension.

The original plan for the Extension did not include a station between those at Waterloo and London Bridge; Southwark station was added after lobbying by the local council. Although it is close to Waterloo, not near the Bankside attractions it was intended to serve, and its only rail interchange is to London Waterloo East mainline station; the passenger usage matches those of other minor central stations. It does however get over double the traffic of nearby Borough station and around triple Lambeth North.


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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 11 Sep 2020 19:47 GMT   

Millions Of Rats In Busy London
The Daily Mail on 14 April 1903 reported "MILLIONS OF RATS IN BUSY LONDON"

A rat plague, unprecedented in the annals of London, has broken out on the north side of the Strand. The streets principally infested are Catherine street, Drury lane, Blackmore street, Clare Market and Russell street. Something akin to a reign of terror prevails among the inhabitants after nightfall. Women refuse to pass along Blackmore street and the lower parts of Stanhope street after dusk, for droves of rats perambulate the roadways and pavements, and may be seen running along the window ledges of the empty houses awaiting demolition by the County Council in the Strand to Holborn improvement scheme.

The rats, indeed, have appeared in almost-incredible numbers. "There are millions of them," said one shopkeeper, and his statement was supported by other residents. The unwelcome visitors have been evicted from their old haunts by the County Council housebreakers, and are now busily in search of new homes. The Gaiety Restaurant has been the greatest sufferer. Rats have invaded the premises in such force that the managers have had to close the large dining room on the first floor and the grill rooms on the ground floor and in the basement. Those three spacious halls which have witnessed many as semblages of theatre-goers are now qui:e deserted. Behind the wainscot of the bandstand in the grillroom is a large mound of linen shreds. This represents 1728 serviettes carried theee by the rats.

In the bar the removal of a panel disclosed the astonishing fact that the rats have dragged for a distance of seven or eight yards some thirty or forty beer and wine bottles and stacked them in such a fashion as to make comfortable sleeping places. Mr Williams. the manager of the restaurant, estimates that the rats have destroyed L200 worth of linen. Formerly the Gaiety Restaurant dined 2000 persons daily; no business whatever is now done in this direction.

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Bruce McTavish   
Added: 11 Mar 2021 11:37 GMT   

Kennington Road
Lambeth North station was opened as Kennington Road and then Westminster Bridge Road before settling on its final name. It has a wonderful Leslie Green design.

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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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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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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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Robert smitherman   
Added: 23 Aug 2017 11:01 GMT   

Saunders Street, SE11
I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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Tom   
Added: 21 May 2021 23:07 GMT   

Blackfriars
What is, or was, Bodies Bridge?

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Lived here
Richard Roques   
Added: 21 Jan 2021 16:53 GMT   

Buckingham Street residents
Here in Buckingham Street lived Samuel Pepys the diarist, Charles Dickens and Rudyard Kipling

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Comment
   
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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Born here
sam   
Added: 31 Dec 2021 00:54 GMT   

Burdett Street, SE1
I was on 2nd July 1952, in Burdett chambers (which is also known as Burdett buildings)on Burdett street

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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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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Comment
   
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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Why   
Added: 19 Dec 2022 20:09 GMT   

Tempest
I don’t know

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
All Hallows’ Church All Hallows Church was built in 1892.
Lower Marsh Market Lower Marsh Market is in the Waterloo area of London.
The Angel The Angel was a public house in Webber Street.
The Ring The Ring was a boxing stadium which once stood on Blackfriars Road in Southwark.

THE STREETS OF SOUTHWARK
Aberdour Street, SE1 Aberdour Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Alice Street, SE1 Alice Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
America Street, SE1 America Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Anchor Terrace, SE1 Anchor Terrace is a large symmetrical building on the east side of Southwark Bridge Road, situated very close to the River Thames.
Archie Street, SE1 Archie Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Artbrand House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Avondale Pavement, SE1 Avondale Pavement is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bank End, SE1 Bank End is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bankside Lofts, SE1 Bankside Lofts is a block in Southwark.
Bartholomew Street, SE1 Bartholomew Street’s set of late Georgian houses date from 1819.
Bear Gardens, SE1 Bear Gardens is the site of a medieval pleasure ground.
Bear Lane, SE1 Bear Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bell Yard Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bell Yaroad Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Belvedere Building, SE1 Belvedere Building is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Benbow House, SE1 Benbow House is a block on New Globe Walk
Benson House, SE1 Benson House is a block on Hatfields
Bermondsey Exchange, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Bermondsey Square, SE1 Bermondsey Square is located on Tower Bridge Road, the former the site of Bermondsey Abbey.
Bermondsey Street, SE1 Bermondsey Street was named for the Abbey of St Saviour’s.
Black Eagle Yard, SE1 Black Eagle Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Black Friars Road, SE1 Black Friars Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Black Swan Yard, SE1 Black Swan Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Blackfriars Road, SE1 Blackfriars Road runs between St George’s Circus at the southern end and Blackfriars Bridge over the River Thames at the northern end, leading to the City of London.
Bluelion Place, SE1 Bluelion Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Brewery Square, SE1 Brewery Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Brinton Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Brunswick Court, SE1 Brunswick Court is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Burrell Street, SE1 Burrell Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bushbaby Close, SE1 Bushbaby Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Calico House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Canvey Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cardinal Bourne Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Carmarthen Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cedar Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Chancel Street, SE1 Chancel Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chapel Place, SE1 Chapel Place largely followed the modern route of Hankey Place.
Charlie Chaplin Walk, SE1 Charlie Chaplin Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Christmas Street, SE1 Christmas Street ran north from Tower Bridge Road, west of Green Walk.
City Walk, SE1 City Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Clink St Studios, SE1 Clink St Studios is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Clink Street, SE1 Clink Street is best known as the historic location of the Clink Prison.
Clink Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Coach House Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Colombo Street, SE1 Colombo Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Colour House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Columbo House, SE1 Columbo House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Cottage, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Crayford House, SE1 Residential block
Crosby Row, SE1 Crosby Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Decima Street, SE1 Decima Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Decima Studios, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Dolben Street, SE1 Dolben Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dorset House, SE1 Dorset House is a block on Stamford Street.
Dunsterville Way, SE1 Dunsterville Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Elephant Castle Super Bowl, SE1 Elephant Castle Super Bowl is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Elm Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Emerson Street, SE1 Emerson Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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
Europoint House, SW8 Europoint House is a location in London.
Ewer Street, SE1 Ewer Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fair Street, SE1 Fair Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Flat Iron Square, SE1 Flat Iron Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gallery Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gambia Street, SE1 Gambia 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 one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Godfree Court, SE1 Godfree Court is a block in Southwark.
Graduate Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Grande Vitesse Industrial Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Great Guildford Business Square, SE1 Great Guildford Business Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Great Guildford Street, SE1 Great Guildford Street runs north-south in Southwark.
Green Dragon Court, SE1 Green Dragon Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Green Walk, SE1 Green Walk was originally one of two Green Walks in Southwark, the other being in Bankside.
Guinness Court, SE1 Guinness Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Guy Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hamlet Way, SE1 Hamlet Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Hankey Place, SE1 Hankey Place seems to date from the 1950s, replacing Chapel Place.
Harbledown House, SE1 Harbledown House is a building on Manciple Street
Hardwidge Street, SE1 Hardwidge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hartley Buildings, SE1 Hartley Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hatchers Mews, SE1 Hatchers Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hatfields, SE1 Hatfields is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Holland Street, SE1 Today’s Holland Street was originally part of a street called Gravel Lane.
Hopton Street, SE1 Hopton Street was known as Green Walk until the late nineteenth century.
Horseshoe Wharf Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hoxton Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hunter Close, SE1 Hunter Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Invicta Plaza, SE1 Invicta Plaza is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Isabella Street, SE1 Isabella Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Joan Street, SE1 Joan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kings Reach, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kipling Street, SE1 Kipling Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lafone House 11-13, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Lamb Walk, SE1 Lamb Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lansdowne Place, SE1 Lansdowne Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Larch Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Larnaca Works, SE1 Larnaca Works is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lavington Street, SE1 Lavington Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Law Street, SE1 Law Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Leathermarket Court, SE1 Leathermarket Court is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Leathermarket Court, SE1 Leathermarket Court is a road in the SE1P postcode area
Leathermarket Street, SE1P Leathermarket Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Long Lane, SE1 Long Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lower Road, SE1 Lower Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Maiden Lane, SE1 Maiden Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Maltings Place, SE1 Maltings Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Manciple Street, SE1 Manciple Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Market Yard Mews, SE1 Market Yard Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Merrick Square, SE1 Merrick Square is a garden square in Newington.
Meymott Street, SE1 Meymott Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Middle Yard, SE1 Middle Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Milroy Walk, SE1 Milroy Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Montague Close, SE1 Montague Close is a street close to London Bridge.
Morocco Street, SE1 Morocco Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mulvaney Way, SE1 Mulvaney Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Nebraska Street, SE1 Nebraska Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
New Globe Walk, SE1 New Globe Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Newhams Row, SE1 Newhams Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Newington Court, SE1 Newington Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Nicholson Street, SE1 Nicholson Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
O’Meara Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Otford House, SE1 Residential block
Oxford Drive, SE1 Oxford Drive is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pardoner Street, SE1 Pardoner Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Paris Garden, SE1 Paris Garden is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Park Street, SE1 Park Street runs one block south of Bankside.
Perkins Square, SE1 Perkins Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pickfords Wharf, SE1 Pickfords Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pilgrimage Street, SE1 Pilgrimage Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pope Street, SE1 Pope Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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
Potier Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Price’s Street, SE1 Price’s Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Prioress Street, SE1 Prioress Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Quastels House, SE1 Residential block
Rankin House 139-143, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Reach Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rennie Street, SE1 Rennie Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rephidim Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Richer House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Robinson Road, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rose Alley, SE1 Rose Alley is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rothsay Street, SE1 Rothsay Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Royal Oak Yard, SE1 Royal Oak Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Scoresby Street, SE1 Scoresby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Ship & Mermaid Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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.
Southall Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Southwalk Street, SE1 Southwalk Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Street, SE1 Southwark Street is a major street just south of the River Thames. It runs between Blackfriars Road to the west and Borough High Street to the east.
Staple Street, SE1 Staple Street connects Long Lane with Manciple Street.
Sterry Street, SE1 Sterry Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sumner Street, SE1 Sumner Street runs from Great Guildford Street to Southwark Bridge Road.
Swan Court, SE1 Swan Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sycamore Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Tabard Street, SE1 Tabard Street was the old road to Kent and called Kent Street until 1877.
Tabaroad Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Tennis Street, SE1 Tennis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Thames Reach, SE28 Thames Reach is a location in London.
The Blue Fin Building, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Glass House, SE1 The Glass House is a block on Royal Oak Yard
The Grain Store, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Jam Factory, SE1 The Jam Factory is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Leather Market, SE1 The Leather Market is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Tanneries, SE1 The Tanneries is a road in the SE1 postcode area
The Terrace, SE1 The Terrace is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Thrale Street, SE1 Thrale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tower Bridge Road, SE1 Tower Bridge Road leads to Tower Bridge.
Trowbray House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Tulip House, SE1 Residential block
Tyers Gate, SE1 Tyers Gate is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Victor Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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.
Whites Grounds, SE1 Whites Grounds is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Wild’s Rents, SE1 Wild’s Rents runs south from Long Lane.
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
Wood’s Place, SE1 Wood’s Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Zoar Street, SE1 Zoar Street is named after the former Zoar Chapel here, named for the Biblical Zoara.

THE PUBS OF SOUTHWARK
The Anchor The Anchor is a pub on the south bank of the River Thames, close to Southwark Cathedral and London Bridge station.
The Ring The Ring stands on the corner of The Cut and Blackfriars Road.


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Ayres Street
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No 37 Cheapside on the corner of Friday Street (c.1880) The ’Society for Photographing Relics of Old London’ was formed when the Oxford Arms - a traditional galleried pub - was about to be pulled down as part of the new Old Bailey development in 1875. The society subsequently campaigned to record disappearing sights, hurriedly commissioning photographs to capture buildings for posterity. Between 1875 and 1886 they produced photographic records of further buildings under threat, which were issued with descriptive text by the painter (and founder of the Society) Alfred Marks. The focus was architectural, not social; the photographs deliberately exclude signs, notices, people and traffic, to concentrate on the appearance of the bricks and mortar. Few of the streets in their images remain. This section of Friday Street was demolished after the Second World War.
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Hopton’s Almshouses
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Hopton’s Almshouses, Hopton Street, Bankside (1957)
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Tate Modern viewed from Thames pleasure boat (2003)
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Gladstone Street showing Albert Terrace in the background (1977)
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Hopton’s Almshouses
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Zoar Street (2020)
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The Ring, Blackfriars Road, SE1 (1925) Although established as a boxing venue in 1910, the building dated from 1783 as the Surrey Congregational Chapel by the Reverend Rowland Hill - who reportedly opted for the unusual, circular design so that there would be no corners in which the devil could hide. The person responsible for overseeing the chapel’s conversion was Dick Burge, a former English middleweight champion from Cheltenham. The former place of worship was then a warehouse. Dick and his wife Bella Burge enlisted the help of local homeless people to clean out the building and transform it into a state fit for presenting boxing to the public. The Ring opened on 14 May 1910, with the Blackfriars arena soon staging events four to five times a week, and the name from the circular shape of the building. The term "boxing ring" is not derived from the name of the building, contrary to local legend, but - still from the capital - instead from the London Prize Ring Rules in 1743, which specified a small circle in the centre of the fight area where the boxers met at the start of each round. The term ’ringside seat’ dates from the 1860s.
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Peabody Square, Blackfriars Road, Bankside, c.1872
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