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Road · South Bank · SE1 ·
July
11
2019

A street within the SE1 postcode





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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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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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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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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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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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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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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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STEPHEN ARTHUR JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:12 GMT   

Lynedoch Street, E2
my father Arthur Jackson was born in lynedoch street in 1929 and lived with mm grandparents and siblings, until they were relocated to Pamela house Haggerston rd when the street was to be demolished

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Sir Walter Besant   
Added: 11 Nov 2021 18:47 GMT   

Sir Walter adds....
All the ground facing Wirtemberg Street at Chip and Cross Streets is being levelled for building and the old houses are disappearing fast. The small streets leading through into little Manor Street are very clean and tenanted by poor though respectable people, but little Manor Street is dirty, small, and narrow. Manor Street to Larkhall Rise is a wide fairly clean thoroughfare of mixed shops and houses which improves towards the north. The same may be said of Wirtemberg Street, which commences poorly, but from the Board School north is far better than at the Clapham end.

Source: London: South of the Thames - Chapter XX by Sir Walter Besant (1912)

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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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tom   
Added: 3 Nov 2021 05:16 GMT   

I met
someone here 6 years ago

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Fion Anderson   
Added: 2 Nov 2021 12:55 GMT   

Elstree not Borehamwood
Home of the UK film industry

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Holy Trinity the Less Holy Trinity the Less was a parish church, destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
St James Garlickhythe James Garlickhythe is a Church of England parish church in Vintry ward of the City of London, nicknamed "˜Wren’s lantern" owing to its profusion of windows.
St John the Evangelist Friday Street St John the Evangelist Friday Street was a church in Bread Street Ward of the City of London.
St Mary Mounthaw St Mary Mounthaw or Mounthaut was a parish church in Old Fish Street Hill.
St Mary Somerset St. Mary Somerset was a church in the City of London first recorded in the twelfth century. Destroyed in the Great Fire, it was one of the 51 churches rebuilt by the office of Sir Christopher Wren.
St Michael Paternoster Royal St Michael Paternoster Royal is a church in the City of London.
St Michael Queenhithe St. Michael Queenhithe was a church in the City of London located in what is now Upper Thames Street.
St Nicholas Cole Abbey St. Nicholas Cole Abbey is a church in the City of London located on what is now Queen Victoria Street.
St Peter, Paul’s Wharf St Peter, Paul’s Wharf, was a parish church in the City of London.
St Thomas the Apostle St Thomas the Apostle was a parish church in Knightrider Street in the City of London.
The Steelyard The Steelyard was the main trading base (kontor) of the Hanseatic League in London during 15th and 16th centuries.
Walbrook Wharf Walbrook Wharf is an operating freight wharf located in the City of London adjacent to Cannon Street station.

NEARBY STREETS
Abchurch Lane, EC4N Abchurch Lane was first mentioned as Abbechurche Lane in 1291.
Abchurch Yard, EC4N First mentioned in 1732, Abchurch Yard was built on the St Mary Abchurch churchyard.
Allhallows Lane, EC4R Allhallows Lane is named after the churches of All-Hallows-the-Great and Less.
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.
Angel Lane, EC4R A street within the EC4R postcode
Arthur Street, EC4R Arthur Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Bank End, SE1 Bank End is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bankside way, SE1 Bankside way is a road in the SE19 postcode area
Bankside, SE1 Bankside is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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.
Bedale Street, SE1 Bedale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Bell Wharf Lane, EC4R Bell Wharf Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Black Raven Alley, EC4R Black Raven Alley ran south from 105 Upper Thames Street down to Swan Wharf, just to the west of London Bridge.
Blackfriars Lane, EC4V Blackfriars Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Blackfriars Underpass, EC4V Blackfriars Underpass is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Bridge Walk, EC4V Bridge Walk is a road in the SE8 postcode area
Brinton Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Broken Wharf, EC4V Broken Wharf is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Budge Row, EC4N Budge Row lies off the north side of Cannon Street, about 80 yards west of the main line station.
Bush Lane, EC4R Bush Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Cannon Bridge, EC4R Cannon Bridge is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Cannon Street, EC4N Cannon Street runs nearly parallel with the River Thames, about 250 metres north of it, in the south of the City of London.
Canvey Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Cardinal Cap Alley, SE1 Cardinal Cap Alley is an alley in Bankside.
Cathedral Street, SE1 Cathedral Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chancel Street, SE1 Chancel Street 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
Cloak Lane, EC4N Cloak Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
College Hill, EC4R College Hill is named after Sir Richard Whittington’s college, set up here in the early 1400s.
College Street, EC4R College Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Cousin Lane, EC4R Cousin Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Dowgate Hill, EC4R Dowgate Hill is a continuation of Walbrook along the west side of Cannon Street Station, leading to Dowgate Dock.
Emerson Street, SE1 Emerson Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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.
Falcon Point Piazza, SE1 Falcon Point Piazza is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Gambia Street, SE1 Gambia Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Garlick Hill, EC4N Garlick Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Gatehouse Square, 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 is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Great St Thomas Apostle, EC4R Great St Thomas A postle is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Great St Thomas, EC4R Great St Thomas is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Hanseatic Walk, EC4R Hanseatic Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Hanseatic Walk, EC4R Hanseatic Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Hart Yard, E3 Hart Yard is a location in London.
Heath Lodge, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
High Timber Street, EC4V High Timber Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V 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
Junction Approach, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kings Head Yard, SE1 Kings Head Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lambeth Hill, EC4V Lambeth Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Laurence Pountney Hill, EC4R Laurence Pountney Hill 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.
Laurence Pountney Lane, EC4R Laurence Pountney Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Lavington Street, SE1 Lavington Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Little Trinity Lane, EC4V Little Trinity Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Lockesley Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maiden Lane, SE1 Maiden Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Marlborough Gardens, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Millennium Bridge, EC4V Millennium Bridge is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Montague Close, SE1 Montague Close is a street close to London Bridge.
Montague Close, SE1 Montague Close is a road in the SW1P postcode area
New Globe Walk, SE1 New Globe Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
O’Meara Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Oystergate Walk, EC4R Oystergate Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Oystergate Walk, SE1 Oystergate Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Park Street, SE1 Park Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Paul’s Walk, EC4V Paul’s Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Peabody Estate, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Perkins Square, SE1 Perkins Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Peter’s Hill, EC4V Peter’s Hill is the northern access to the Millennium Bridge.
Porter Street, SE1 Porter Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Price’s Street, SE1 Price’s Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Puddle Dock, EC4V Puddle Dock is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Queen St Place, EC4R Queen St Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Queen Street Place, EC4R Queen Street Place is a location in London.
Queen Street, EC4R Queen Street is a street in the City of London which runs between Upper Thames Street and Cheapside.
Queen Victoria Street, EC4V Queen Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4N postal area.
Queen Victoria Street, EC4V Queen Victoria Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Queenhithe, EC4V Queenhithe is a small and ancient ward of the City of London, situated by the River Thames and a minor street.
Rochester Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rose Alley, SE1 Rose Alley is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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.
Southwalk Street, SE1 Southwalk Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Bridge, EC4V Southwark Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Bridge, SE1 This is a street in the EC4R postcode 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.
St Swithin’s Lane, EC4N St Swithin’s Lane runs from King William Street to Cannon Street.
Stew Lane, EC4V Stew Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Stoney Street, SE1 Stoney Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Suffolk Lane, EC4R Suffolk Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Sumner Street, SE1 Sumner Street runs from Great Guildford Street to Southwark Bridge Road.
Swan Lane, EC4R Swan Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Thames Reach, SE28 Thames Reach is a location in London.
The Blue Fin Building, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Hop Exchange, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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.
Three Barrels Walk, EC4V Three Barrels Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Three Cranes Wharf, EC4R Three Cranes Wharf is one of the streets of London in the EC4R 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.
Trig Lane, EC4V A street within the EC4V postcode
Two London Bridge, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Upper Thames Street, EC4R Upper Thames Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4R postal area.
Upper Thames Street, EC4V Upper Thames Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Vestry House, EC4R Residential block
Victor Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
White Hart Yard, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area
White Lion Hill, EC4V White Lion Hill is one of the streets of London in the EC4V 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
Zoar Street, SE1 Zoar Street is named after the former Zoar Chapel here, named for the Biblical Zoara.

NEARBY PUBS
All bar one This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
All Bar One Cannon Street This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bankside house This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Barrow boy & banker This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Blackfriars wine bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bunch of grapes This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Cannick Tapps This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Founders arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Harry’s Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Jamies This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Katzenjammers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Loose Cannon This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Mar i terra This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Mermaid Theatre This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Old Swan The Old Swan Inn was one of the most well-known in the City of London.
Old thameside inn This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Oyster Shed This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Sir John Hawkshaw This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Slug and lettuce This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The anchor bankside This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Banker This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Bell This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Blackfriar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The george inn This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The globe tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The heeltap This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The market porter This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The mudlark This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The mug house This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Pelt Trader, Arch 3 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Pepys This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The rake This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The southwark tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Three Cranes This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Vinopolis city of wine This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
White hart This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Zorita’s Kitchen This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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Postal area SE1
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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Amen Court, EC4M
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Ayres Street
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Postal area SE1
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"Cheapside and Bow Church" engraved by W. Albutt, 1837 steel engraved print after a picture by T.H. Shepherd, first published in The History of London: Illustrated by Views in London and Westminster.
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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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Hoptons Almshouses, Hopton Street, Bankside (1957).
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Wagstaff Buildings, Sumner Road, Bankside, c. 1920.
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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Tate Modern viewed from Thames pleasure boat (2003)
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Amen Court, EC4M
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Anchor Terrace, SE1 A large symmetrical building on Southwark Bridge Road, Anchor Terrace was built in 1834 for senior employees of the nearby Anchor Brewery. The building was converted into luxury flats in the late 1990s.
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