Phipp Street, EC2A

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Phipp Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.





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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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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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Steven Shepherd   
Added: 4 Feb 2021 14:20 GMT   

Our House
I and my three brothers were born at 178 Pitfield Street. All of my Mothers Family (ADAMS) Lived in the area. There was an area behind the house where the Hoxton Stall holders would keep the barrows. The house was classed as a slum but was a large house with a basement. The basement had 2 rooms that must have been unchanged for many years it contained a ’copper’ used to boil and clean clothes and bedlinen and a large ’range’ a cast iron coal/log fired oven. Coal was delivered through a ’coal hole’ in the street which dropped through to the basement. The front of the house used to be a shop but unused while we lived there. I have many more happy memories of the house too many to put here.

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Marion James   
Added: 12 Mar 2021 17:43 GMT   

26 Edith Street Haggerston
On Monday 11th October 1880 Charlotte Alice Haynes was born at 26 Edith Street Haggerston the home address of her parents her father Francis Haynes a Gilder by trade and her mother Charlotte Alice Haynes and her two older siblings Francis & George who all welcomed the new born baby girl into the world as they lived in part of the small Victorian terraced house which was shared by another family had an outlook view onto the world of the Imperial Gas Works site - a very grey drab reality of the life they were living as an East End working class family - 26 Edith Street no longer stands in 2021 - the small rundown polluted terrace houses of Edith Street are long since gone along with the Gas Companies buildings to be replaced with green open parkland that is popular in 21st century by the trendy residents of today - Charlotte Alice Haynes (1880-1973) is the wife of my Great Grand Uncle Henry Pickett (1878-1930) As I research my family history I slowly begin to understand the life my descendants had to live and the hardships that they went through to survive - London is my home and there are many areas of this great city I find many of my descendants living working and dying in - I am yet to find the golden chalice! But in all truthfulness my family history is so much more than hobby its an understanding of who I am as I gather their stories. Did Charlotte Alice Pickett nee Haynes go on to live a wonderful life - no I do not think so as she became a widow in 1930 worked in a canteen and never remarried living her life in and around Haggerston & Hackney until her death in 1973 with her final resting place at Manor Park Cemetery - I think Charlotte most likely excepted her lot in life like many women from her day, having been born in the Victorian era where the woman had less choice and standing in society, which is a sad state of affairs - So I will endeavour to write about Charlotte and the many other women in my family history to give them the voice of a life they so richly deserve to be recorded !

Edith Street was well situated for the new public transport of two railway stations in 1880 :- Haggerston Railway Station opened in 1867 & Cambridge Heath Railway Station opened in 1872


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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Bunhill Fields Bunhill Fields was in use as a burial ground from 1665 until 1854.
Courtyard Theatre The Courtyard is a theatre housed in the former Passmore Edwards Free Library.
Honourable Artillery Company Museum The Honourable Artillery Company Museum opened in 1987.
Shoreditch Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up district located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross.
Tenter Ground Tenter Ground harks back to the seventeenth century when this patch of land was surrounded by weavers’ houses and workshops and used to wash and stretch their fabrics on ’tenters’ to dry.
Virginia Primary School Virginia Primary School is a mixed school in Tower Hamlets, built in 1887.
Wesley’s Chapel Wesley’s Chapel - originally the City Road Chapel - is a Methodist church built under the direction of John Wesley.
Whitefield’s Tabernacle Whitefield’s Tabernacle is a former church at the corner of Tabernacle Street and Leonard Street.

NEARBY STREETS
Anning Street, EC2A Anning Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Appold Street, EC2A Appold Street runs north-south on the City of London side of Liverpool Street station.
Arnold Circus, E2 Arnold Circus lies to the north of Shoreditch.
Austin Street, E2 Austin Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Bache’s Street, N1 This is a street in the N1 postcode area
Baldwin Street, EC1V Baldwin Street was named after Richard Baldwin, Treasurer at St Bartholomew’s Hospital when the street was built in 1811.
Bateman’s Row, EC2A This is a street in the EC2A postcode area
Bath Place, EC2A Bath Place leads off of Rivington Street.
Bethnal Green Road, E1 Bethnal Green Road is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Blackall Street, EC2A Blackall Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Blossom Street, E1 Blossom Street runs from Fleur De Lis Street to Folgate Street.
Bonhill Street, EC2A Bonhill Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Boot Street, N1 Boot Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Bornhill Street, EC2A Bornhill Street is a location in London.
Boundary Passage, E1 Boundary Passage is a road in the E1 postcode area
Boundary Street, E2 Boundary Street was at first called Cock Lane.
Bowl Court, EC2A Bowl Court is a road in the E1 postcode area
Braithwaite Street, E1 Braithwaite Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Brunswick Place, EC1V Brunswick Place is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Calvert Avenue, E2 Calvert Avenue is one of the streets radiating from Arnold Circus.
Calvin Street, E1 Calvin Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Camlet Street, E2 Camlet Street is one of the Huguenot streetnames of the area.
Celia Blairman House, E1 Residential block
Chance Street, E1 Chance Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Chapel Place, EC2A Chapel Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Charles Square, N1 Charles Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Charlotte Road, EC2A Charlotte Road is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Christina Street, EC2A Christina Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Christopher Street, EC2A Christopher Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
City Lofts, EC2A City Lofts is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
City Road, EC1Y City Road is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Cleeve Workshops, E2 Cleeve Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Clere Street, EC2A Clere Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Clifton Street, EC2A Clifton Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Club Row, E1 Club Row is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Club Row, E2 Club Row leaves Arnold Circus in a southerly direction.
Collingwood Street, E2 Collingwood Street was at the heart of the Old Nicol rookery.
Corbet Place, E1 Corbet Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Coronet Street, N1 Coronet Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Corsham Street, N1 Corsham Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Cowper Street, EC2A Cowper Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Cranwood Street, EC1V Cranwood Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Crown Place, EC2A Crown Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Curtain Place, EC2A Curtain Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Curtain Road, EC2A Curtain Road was the first location of a place called a ’theatre’ - in the sense of a location where acting is performed.
Dereham Place, EC2A Dereham Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Drysdale Street, N1 Drysdale Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Earl Street, EC2A Earl Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ebor Street, E1 Ebor Street is a road in the E1 postcode area
Elder Street, E1 Elder Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Epworth Street, EC2A Epworth Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Exchange Square, EC2A Exchange Square is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Fairchild Place, EC2A Fairchild Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Fairchild Street, EC2A Fairchild Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Featherstone Street, EC1Y Featherstone Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Finsbury Court, EC2A Finsbury Court was obliterated in a redevelopment programme taking in Finsbury Pavement.
Finsbury Square, EC2A Finsbury Square is a 0.7-hectare square in central London which includes a six-rink grass bowling green.
Finsbury Street, EC2A Finsbury Street is a road in the EC2Y postcode area
Fleur De Lis Street, E1 Fleur De Lis Street runs west from Commercial Street.
Folgate Street, E1 Folgate Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
French Place, EC2A French Place is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Garden Walk, EC2A Garden Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Gascoigne Place, E2 Gascoigne Place is a road in the E2 postcode area
Gatesborough Street, EC2A Gatesborough Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Great Eastern Street, EC2A Great Eastern Street was laid out in 1872-6
Hearn Street, EC2A Hearn Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Hewett Street, EC2A Hewett Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Hocker Street, E2 Hocker Street, like the other seven roads radiating from Arnold Circus commemorate the Huguenot connection with the area.
Holywell Centre, EC2A Holywell Centre is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Holywell Lane, EC2A Holywell Lane runs west from Shoreditch High Street and runs on to Curtain Road.
Holywell Row, EC2A Holywell Row is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Hoxton Market, N1 Hoxton Market is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Hoxton Square, N1 Hoxton Square is a garden square laid out in 1683
Jerome Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Karma Yoga House, EC1V A street within the N1 postcode
Kiffen Street, EC2A Kiffen Street links Leonard Street to Clere Street.
King John Court, E1 King John Court runs between Holywell Lane and New Inn Yard.
King John Court, EC2A King John Court is a location in London.
Lamb Street, E1 Lamb Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Leonard Circus, EC2A Leonard Circus is a location in London.
Leonard Street, EC2A Leonard Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ligonier Street, E2 Ligonier Street is a road in the E2 postcode area
Lomax Cocoon, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode
Luke Street, EC2A Luke Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Magpie Alley, E1 Magpie Alley was an old name for the western section of Fleur de Lys Street.
Mallow Street, EC1Y Mallow Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1Y postal area.
Mark Street, EC2A Mark Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Marlow House, E2 Marlow House was built in 1899.
Marlow Workshops, E2 Marlow Workshops is a Victorian block containing a mixture of residential and commercial use.
Mill House, EC2A Residential block
Mills Court, EC2A Mills Court is a location in London.
Nantes Passage, E1 Nantes Passage (also Church Passage) was built for Huguenot weavers.
Navarre Street, E2 Navarre Street leads southwest from Arnold Circus towards Boundary Street.
New Inn Broadway, EC2A New Inn Broadway is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Square, EC2A New Inn Square is a road in the EC2A postcode area
New Inn Street, EC2A New Inn Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
New Inn Yard, E1 New Inn Yard once ran through Holywell Priory at the western end of which was the world’s first ’theatre’.
New North Place, EC2A New North Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Norton Folgate, EC2M Norton Folgate is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Norton Folgate, EC2M Norton Folgate is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Old Nichol Street, E2 Old Nichol Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Oliver’s Yard, EC2A Oliver’s Yard is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Palissy Street, E2 Palissy Street runs northeast from Arnold Circus.
Paul Street, EC2A Paul Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Perseverance Works, E2 Perseverance Works is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Pindar Street, EC2A Pindar Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Playground Gardens, E2 Playground Gardens is a location in London.
Plough Yard, EC2A Plough Yard is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Primrose Street, EC2A Primrose Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Primrose Street, EC2A Primrose Street is a location in London.
Principal Place, EC2A Principal Place is a location in London.
Printing House Yard, E2 Printing House Yard is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Provost & East Building, Provost & East Building lies within the postcode.
Quaker Street, E1 Quaker Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Railway Arches, EC2A Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Ravey Street, EC2A Ravey Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Redchurch Street, E1 Redchurch Street is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Richmix Square, E1 Richmix Square is a location in London.
Rivington Place, EC2A Rivington Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rivington Street, EC2A Rivington Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Rochelle Street, E2 Rochelle Street connects Swanfield Street with Arnold Circus.
Rufus Street, N1 Rufus Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Scrutton Street, EC2A Scrutton Street is the eastern extension of Epworth Street.
Shorditch High Street, E1 A street within the E1 postcode
Shoreditch High Street, E1 Shoreditch High Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A Shoreditch High Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Shoreditch High Street, EC2A This is a street in the E8 postcode area
Shoreeditch High Street, EC2A A street within the E1 postcode
Silicon Way, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Silwex House, E1 Residential block
Singer Street, EC1V Singer Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Singer Street, EC1V Singer Street is a road in the EC1V postcode area
Snowden Street, EC2A Snowden Street is a road in the EC2A postcode area
Spital Square, E1 Spital Square was started in 1733 - Robert Seymour’s edition of Stow’s Survey of London re marked that "in place of this hospital (St. Mary Spital), ... are now built many handsome houses for merchants and others".
Square Studio, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Standard Place, EC2A Standard Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Stothard Place, E1 Stothard Place is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Sun Street Passage, EC2A Sun Street Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Sun Street, EC2M Sun Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2M postal area.
Sunbury Workshops, E2 Sunbury Workshops is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Symister Mews, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tabernacle Street, EC2A Tabernacle Street was where George Whitefield’s ’Tabernacle’ was built by his supporters after he separated from Wesley in 1741.
Tea Building, E1 Tea Building is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
The Arches, EC2A The Arches is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
The Broadgate Tower, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode
Timber Yard, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Vandy Street, EC2A Vandy Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Victoria House, EC1V A street within the EC1V postcode
Victoria House, EC2A Victoria House is a location in London.
Vince Street, EC1V Vince Street is one of the streets of London in the EC1V postal area.
Virginia Road, E2 Virginia Road is one of the streets of London in the E2 postal area.
Wheler Street, E1 Wheler Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Whitby Street, E1 Whitby Street is one of the streets of London in the E1 postal area.
Willow Court, EC2A Willow Court is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Willow Street, EC2A Willow Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Wilson Street, EC2A Wilson Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Worship Mews, EC2A Worship Mews is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Worship Street, EC2A Worship Street is one of the streets of London in the EC2A postal area.
Zeus House 16-30, EC2A A street within the EC2A postcode

NEARBY PUBS
All Bar One Moorgate This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Be at One Limited This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Bill’s Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Cargo, The Arches This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Casita This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Charlie Wright’s International This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dragon Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
East Village This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Far Rockaway This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Honourable Artillery Company This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Iambic Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Lounge Bohemia This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Love’s Company, Unit 1 This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
McQueen This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Mkm Entertainment Ltd This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Old Kings Head The Old Kings Head is located at 28 Holywell Row, EC2.
Prague Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Prince Arthur This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Queen of Hoxton This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Roadtrip Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shoreditch House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Singer This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Angel This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Barley Mow This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Book Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Bricklayers Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Flying Horse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Fox This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Griffin This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Horse And Groom The Horse And Groom is on Curtain Road.
The Old Blue Last This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old Fountain This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Princess Of Shoreditch This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Windmill This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Three Blind Mice This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Trafik This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
XOYO (GROUND FLOOR) This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Shoreditch

Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. It is a built-up district located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross.

An old form of the name is Soersditch, and the origin is lost, though early tradition connects it with Jane Shore, the mistress of Edward IV.

It was the site of an Augustinian priory in the 12th Century until its dissolution in 1539. In 1576 the first playhouse (theatre) in England was opened, and in 1577 The Curtain theatre was opened in the middle of what is Curtain Road today.

During the 17th Century, wealthy traders and Huguenot silk weavers moved to the area, establishing a textile industry centered to the south around Spitalfields Market. The area declined along with the textile industry and from the end of the 19th Century to the 1960s, Shoreditch was a by-word for crime, prostitution and poverty.

Today Shoreditch is a busy and popular district, noted for its large number of art galleries, bars, restaurants, media businesses and an urban golf club.

Shoreditch High Street station officially opened to the public on 27 April 2010 with services running between Dalston Junction and New Cross or New Cross Gate. The station replaced nearby Shoreditch, which closed on 9 June 2006. The next station to the south is Whitechapel and to the north is Hoxton.


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St Lukes Hospital for Lunatics, London
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46 Aldgate High Street
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Bloom Court, Blossom Street (1956)
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Crondall Street
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In the neighbourhood...

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Petticoat Lane in the 1920s
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Mass grave for plague victims, Holywell Mount (1665) Holywell Mount is the source of the River Walbrook. Today it lies underneath Luke Street in Shoreditch but, then in open land, was used as a plague pit in 1665.
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Shepherd’s Place archway (c. 1810), and Tenter Street (c. 1820) in 1909
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Bloom Court, Blossom Street (1956)
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View of Curtain Road, Shoreditch from the corner of Great Eastern Street (1896)
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Frying Pan Alley street sign
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Gun Street in the East End (late 1960s). This view looks deceptively older until that VW Beetle is spotted around the corner!
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On King John Court, E1 is a huge painted mural covering an office building - in 2018 the largest street art mural in the UK. The artwork was created by 16 artists using 250 litres of black paint and 500 cans of spray paint. It covers 1400 square metres of the London headquarters of telecommunications company Colt, who commissioned the piece through Global Street Art.
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Shepherd’s Place archway (c. 1810), and Tenter Street (c. 1820) in 1909
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White's Row looking east, showing bomb damage, 1943
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