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The Temple is one of the main legal districts in London and a notable centre for English law.

The Temple consists of the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple, which are two of the four Inns of Court. The associated area is roughly bounded by the River Thames to the south, Surrey Street to the west, Strand/Fleet Street to the north and Carmelite Street/Whitefriars Street to the east.

The Temple contains barristers’ chambers and solicitors’ offices and notable legal institutions such as the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

The name is recorded in the 12th century as Novum Templum meaning ’New Temple’. It is named after holdings once belonging to the Knights Templar. After the Knights order was suppressed in 1312, the area was divided into Inner Temple and Outer Temple (denoting what was within the City of London and what was without).

King Edward II bestowed it on his favourite, Hugh le Despencer. On Hugh’s death in 1326 the Inner Temple passed first to the mayor of London and then in 1333 to William de Langford, the King’s clerk. In 1346, Langford’s lease expired, the Knights Hospitaller leased both Middle and Inner Temples to lawyers.

The Outer Temple area was granted to the Bishop of Exeter, and eventually purchased by the Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux, who gave his name to Essex Street and Devereux Court, as well as Essex Court in Middle Temple.

After Henry VIII dissolved the Knights Hospitaller, the barristers remained as tenants of the Crown. Their current tenure dates from a charter granted to them by James I in 1608.

The area of the Temple was increased when the River Thames was embanked in the 1860s, releasing land to the south which previously lay within the tidal reaches of the river.

The core of the district now lies within the City of London, consisting of two Inns of Court: the Inner Temple (eastern part) and the Middle Temple (western part). The Temple Church is central to these two inns and governed by both of them.

The Inns each have their own gardens, dining halls, libraries and administrative offices. Most of the land is taken up by buildings in which barristers practise from sets of rooms known as chambers.

Until the twentieth century, many of the chambers in the Temple were residential accommodation for barristers. A shortage of space for professional purposes gradually limited the number of residential sets to the very top floors, which are largely occupied by senior barristers and judges.

There is also a 19th-century building called the Outer Temple, situated between Essex Court and Strand. This is not part of the modern Inns of Court and has commercial landowners.

Inner Temple and Middle Temple are two of the few remaining liberties - they are independent extra-parochial areas, historically not governed by the City of London Corporation. They geographically fall within the boundaries and liberties of the City of London, but can be thought of as independent enclaves.



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The Underground Map   
Added: 8 Dec 2020 00:24 GMT   

Othello takes a bow
On 1 November 1604, William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello was presented for the first time, at The Palace of Whitehall. The palace was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698. Seven years to the day, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Tempest was also presented for the first time, and also at the Palace of Whitehall.

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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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Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 16:18 GMT   

Owen’s School
Owen Street is the site of Owen’s Boys’ School. The last school was built in 1881 and was demolished in the early 1990s to make way for the development which stand there today. It was a “Direct Grant” grammar school and was founded in 1613 by Dame Alice Owen. What is now “Owen’s Fields” was the playground between the old school and the new girls’ school (known then as “Dames Alice Owen’s School” or simply “DAOS”). The boys’ school had the top two floors of that building for their science labs. The school moved to Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in 1971 and is now one of the top State comprehensive schools in the country. The old building remained in use as an accountancy college and taxi-drivers’ “knowledge” school until it was demolished. The new building is now part of City and Islington College. Owen’s was a fine school. I should know because I attended there from 1961 to 1968.

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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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Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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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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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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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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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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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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Erin   
Added: 2 May 2022 01:33 GMT   

Windsor Terrace, N1
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Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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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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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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Alsatia Alsatia was the name given to an area lying north of the River Thames covered by the Whitefriars monastery.
Fleet Market The Fleet Market was a market erected in 1736 on the newly culverted River Fleet.
Houghton Street (1906) A greengrocer’s on the corner of Houghton Street and Clare Market (behind The Strand) in 1906 just before demolition.
Lisle’s Tennis Court Lisle’s Tennis Court was a building off Portugal Street in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London.
Old and New London: Temple Bar Temple Bar was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, in 1670–72.
Temple Bar Temple Bar is the point in London where Fleet Street, City of London, becomes the Strand, Westminster, and where the City of London traditionally erected a barrier to regulate trade into the city.
The Temple The Temple is one of the main legal districts in London and a notable centre for English law.

NEARBY STREETS
Aldwych House, WC2B Aldwych House is located on Aldwych.
Aldwych, WC2B The name Aldwych derives from the Old English eald and wic meaning ’old trading town’ or ’old marketplace’; the name was later applied to the street and district.
Andrews Crosse, EC4A Andrews Crosse stood on the site of the courtyard of the former Andrews Crosse Inn.
Apothecary Street, EC4V Apothecary Street - the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries is nearby.
Arundel House, WC2R Arundel House is a block on Temple Place.
Arundel Street, WC2R Arundel Street runs from the Strand to Temple Place.
Ashentree Court, EC4Y Ashentree Court was named after the ashen trees formerly located here at the Whitefriars’ monastery.
Australia House, WC2B Australia House can be found on Strand.
Barge House Street, SE1 Barge House Street is a renamed section of Upper Ground Street.
Bell Yard, EC4A Bell Yard is a small lane off the Strand where the Bell hostel once stood.
Black Friars Lane, EC4V Black Friars Lane was known as Water Lane until 1940.
Blackfriars Bridge, EC4V Blackfriars Bridge is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Blackfriars House, EC4V Blackfriars House is a block on New Bridge Street.
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.
Blackmoor Street, WC2B Blackmoor Street was in the Drury Lane slum.
Bolt Court, EC4A Bolt Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Bouverie House, EC4 Bouverie House is a block on Fleet Street.
Bouverie House, EC4A Bouverie House is a block on Fleet Street.
Bouverie Street, EC4Y Bouverie Street is named for the Pleydell-Bouveries, Earls of Radnor, who were landowners in this area.
Brettenham House, WC2R Brettenham House is a block on Savoy Street.
Brick Court, EC4Y Brick Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Bride Court, EC4Y Bride Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Bride Lane, EC4Y Bride Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Bridewell Place, EC4V Bridewell Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Bull Inn Court, WC2R Bull Inn Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area.
Carey Street, WC2A Carey Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Carmelite House, EC4Y Carmelite House is sited on Victoria Embankment.
Carmelite Street, EC4Y Carmelite Street continues south from Whitefriars Street, which itself is just off Fleet Street.
Carpmael Building, EC4Y Carpmael Building is a block on Crown Office Row.
Chancery Lane, WC2A Chancery Lane has formed the western boundary of the City of London since 1994, having previously been divided between the London boroughs of Westminster and Camden.
Chichester Rents, WC2A Chichester Rents is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Clare Market, WC2A Clare Market is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Clement House, WC2B Clement House is located on Aldwych.
Clement House, WC2R Clement House is a block on Strand.
Clement’s Inn, WC2R Clement’s Inn is a road in the WC2R postcode area
Cliffords Inn Passage, EC4Y Cliffords Inn Passage is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Cliffords Inn, EC4A Cliffords Inn is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Columbia House, WC2B Columbia House is a block on Aldwych.
Connaught House, WC2A Connaught House can be found on Aldwych.
Connaught House, WC2B Connaught House is located on Aldwych.
Cowdray House, WC2A Cowdray House is a building on Portugal Street.
Crane Court, EC4Y Crane Court lay beside the Two Crane Inn Tavern.
Crown Office Row, EC4Y Crown Office Row is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Crystal Wharf, WC2B A street within the WC2B postcode
Daniel House, EC4A Daniel House is a block on Fleet Street.
Devereux Court, EC4Y Devereux Court lies on the south side of the Strand, opposite the Law Courts.
Devereux Court, WC2R Devereux Court is a location in London.
Doctor Johnsons Buildings, EC4Y Doctor Johnsons Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Dorset Rise, EC4Y Dorset Rise is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Dr Johnson’s House, EC4A Dr Johnson’s House is a block on Gough Square.
East Harding Street, EC4A This is a street in the EC4A postcode area
Essex Court, EC4Y Essex Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Essex Street, EC4Y Essex Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area.
Essex Street, WC2R Essex Street is a location in London.
Exchange Court, WC2R Exchange Court is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area.
Falcon Court, EC4Y Falcon Court is a courtyard off the south side of Fleet Street between Chancery Lane and Fetter Lane.
Farringdon Road, EC4V Farringdon Road is a road in the EC4A postcode area
Farringdon Street, EC4M Farringdon Street was constructed over the Fleet river.
Fetter Lane, EC4A Fetter Lane is corrupted from ’Fautre’ which was the name for a spear rest - spears were made close by.
Fleet Place, EC4M Fleet Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Fleet Street, EC4A Fleet Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Fleet Street, EC4Y Fleet Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Fleetbank House, EC4Y Fleetbank House is located on Salisbury Square.
Fleur De Lis Court, EC4A Fleur De Lis Court was situated off Fetter Lane.
Fountain Court, EC4Y Fountain Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Francis Taylor Building, EC4Y Francis Taylor Building is a block on Kings Bench Walk.
Garden Court, EC4Y Garden Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Gibraltar House, WC2R Gibraltar House is a block on Strand.
Gladstone House, WC2R Gladstone House is a block on Arundel Street.
Gough Square, EC4A Gough Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Great New Street, EC4A Great New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Gunpowder Square, EC4A Gunpowder Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Hamilton House, EC4Y Hamilton House is a block on Temple Avenue.
Harcourt Buildings, EC4Y Harcourt Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Hardwicke Building, WC2A Hardwicke Building is a block on Hardwicke Building.
Hare Court, EC4Y Hare Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Hare Place, EC4Y Hare Place is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Harmsworth House, EC4Y Harmsworth House lies near the Inner Temple
Harp House, EC4A Harp House is a block on Farringdon Street.
Hat and Mitre Court, EC4Y Hat and Mitre Court is a road in the EC1M postcode area
Hill House, EC4A Hill House is sited on Little New Street.
Hind Court, EC4Y Hind Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Hood Court, EC4Y Hood Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Houghton Square, WC2B Houghton Square is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Houghton Street, WC2A Houghton Street is a street which has been ’demoted’ over time.
Howard Street, WC2R Howard Street ran from Surrey Street to Arundel Street until 1974.
Imperial House, WC2B Imperial House is a block on Kingsway.
India House, WC2B India House is a block on Aldwych.
India Place, WC2B India Place is a small alleyway leading from Aldwych.
Inner Temple Lane, EC4Y Inner Temple Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
John Carpenter House, EC4Y John Carpenter House is a block on John Carpenter Street.
John Carpenter Street, EC4Y John Carpenter was town clerk of the City of London in the fifteenth century, and founder of the City of London School.
Kean Street, WC2B Kean Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area.
Kildare House, EC4Y Kildare House can be found on Dorset Rise.
King’s Bench Walk Temple, EC4Y A street within the EC4Y postcode
King’s Bench Walk, EC4Y King?s Bench Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
King’s Building, WC2R King’s Building is a block on Strand.
Kings Bench Walk, EC4Y Kings Bench Walk is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Kingsway, WC2A Kingsway is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area.
Kingsway, WC2B This is a street in the WC2A postcode area
Lakatos Building, WC2A Lakatos Building is a block on Portugal Street.
Lamb Building, EC4Y Lamb Building is a block on Pump Court.
Lancaster Place, WC2R Lancaster Place is one of the streets of London in the WC2E postal area.
Limeburner Lane, EC4M Limeburner Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Lionel Robbins Building, WC2A Lionel Robbins Building is sited on Portugal Street.
Little Essex Street, EC4Y Little Essex Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area.
Little New Street, EC4A Little New Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Ludgate Circus, EC4M Ludgate Circus is a junction in the City of London where Farringdon Street and New Bridge Street cross Fleet Street/Ludgate Hill.
Ludgate House, EC4M Ludgate House is located on Fleet Street.
Magpie Alley, EC4Y Magpie Alley marks the position occupied by the dorter (dormitory) of the Friary of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel, commonly called the Whitefriars Monastery
Maltravers Street, WC2R Maltravers Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area.
Masters House Temple Church, EC4Y Masters House Temple Church is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Melbourne Place, WC2B Melbourne Place is a road in the WC2B postcode area
Middle Temple Lane, EC4Y Middle Temple Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Milford House, WC2R Milford House is a block on Tweezers Alley.
Milford Lane, WC2R Milford Lane is one of the streets of London in the WC2R postal area.
Mitre Court Buildings, EC4Y Mitre Court Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Montreal Place, WC2R Montreal Place is a road in the WC2R postcode area
New Academic Building, WC2A New Academic Building is located on Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
New Bridge Street House, EC4V New Bridge Street House is a building on New Bridge Street.
New Bridge Street, EC4V New Bridge Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
New Court, EC4V New Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
New Square Passage, WC2A This is a street in the WC2A postcode area
New Square, WC2A New Square is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
New Street Square, EC4A New Street Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Norfolk Street, WC2R Norfolk Street ran from the Strand in the north to the River Thames and, after the Victoria Embankment was built (1865–1870), to what is now Temple Place.
Old Barge House Alley, SE1 This is an article about Old Barge House Alley.
Old Mitre Court, EC4Y Old Mitre Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Old Seacoal Lane, EC4M Old Seacoal Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4M postal area.
Oxo Tower Wharf, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Paper Buildings, EC4Y Paper Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Pemberton Row, EC4A Sir James Pemberton was Lord Mayor of London in 1611, and a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
Penley Court, WC2R Angel Court was renamed as Penley Court in 1937.
Pilgrim Street, EC4V Pilgrim Street connects New Bridge Street with Ludgate Hill.
Platts Lane, WC1R Platts Lane is a location in London.
Pleydell Street, EC4Y Pleydell Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Plowden Buildings, EC4Y Plowden Buildings is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Poppins Court, EC4A Poppins Court is an historic alley off Fleet Street.
Portsmouth Street, WC2A Portsmouth Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Portugal Street, WC2A Portugal Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Priory Court, EC4M Priory Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4V postal area.
Pump Court, EC4Y Pump Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Red Lion Court, EC4A Red Lion Court forms part of labyrinth of little passages behind the shops on the north side of Fleet Street.
Riverside Walk, SE1 Riverside Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Rolls Buildings, EC4A Rolls Buildings is a road in the WC2A postcode area
Salisbury Court, EC4Y Salisbury Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Salisbury Square, EC4Y Salisbury Square is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Sardinia House, WC2A Sardinia House can be found on Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Sardinia Street, WC2A Sardinia Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Sardinia Street, WC2B Sardinia Street, formerly Duke Street, was a street that ran from Prince’s Street in the south to the western side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields in the north.
Serjeants Inn, EC4Y Serjeants Inn is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Serle Street, WC2A Serle Street is a road in the WC2A postcode area
Sheffield Street, WC2A Sheffield Street is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Shoe Lane, EC4A Shoe Lane is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
St Bride Street, EC4A St Bride Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
St Brides Avenue, EC4Y St Brides Avenue is a narrow alley which leaves Fleet Street almost opposite Shoe Lane.
St Clement’s Passage, WC2A St Clement’s Passage is a road in the WC2A postcode area
St Clements Lane, WC2A St Clements Lane is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Star Yard, WC2A Star Yard is one of the streets of London in the WC2A postal area.
Stonecutter Street, EC4A Stonecutter Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Strand Lane, WC2R Strand Lane is a road in the WC2R postcode area
Strand, EC4A This is a street in the EC4A postcode area
Strand, WC2R Strand is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area.
Strand, WC2R Strand, as it nears the Aldwych, is home to many London theatres.
Surrey Street, WC2R Surrey Street was built on land once occupied by Arundel House and its gardens.
Tallis House 2 Tallis Street, EC4Y Tallis House 2 Tallis Street is a location in London.
Tallis Street, EC4Y This street honours Thomas Tallis, composer whose name is engraved on the façade of the nearby former building of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Temple Avenue, EC4Y Temple Avenue is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Temple Chambers, EC4Y Temple Chambers is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Temple Gardens, EC4Y Temple Gardens is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Temple Pier Victoria Embankment, WC2R Temple Pier Victoria Embankment is a location in London.
Temple Place, WC2R Temple Place forms a crescent behind the Embankment Gardens.
The Australia Centre, WC2B The Australia Centre is one of the streets of London in the WC2B postal area.
The Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court, WC2R The Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court is a road in the WC2R postcode area
The Macadam Building Street, WC2R The Macadam Building Street is a location in London.
Tudor Street, EC4Y Tudor Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Tweezer’s Alley, WC2R Tweezer’s Alley probably got its name after the tweezers used by smiths to heat items in the forge that stood there.
Vere Street, WC2B Vere Street was a street in the Lincoln’s Inn Fields area
Victoria Embankment, EC4Y Victoria Embankment is part of the Thames Embankment scheme of 19th-century civil engineering that reclaimed land next to the River Thames.
Victoria Embankment, WC2R Victoria Embankment runs from the Houses of Parliament to Blackfriars Bridge.
Water Street, WC2R This is a street in the WC2R postcode area
Watergate, EC4Y Watergate is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Whitefriars Street, EC4Y Whitefriars Street is one of the streets of London in the EC4Y postal area.
Wine Office Court, EC4A Wine Office Court is one of the streets of London in the EC4A postal area.
Wren House, Wren House is a building on Milford Lane
Wych Street, WC2R Wych Street was near where Australia House now stands on Aldwych - it ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point at the southern end of Drury Lane.

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The City of London constituted most of London from its settlement by the Romans in the 1st century AD to the Middle Ages, but the conurbation has since grown far beyond its borders.

As the City's boundaries have remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, it is now only a tiny part of the metropolis of Greater London, though it remains a notable part of central London. It holds city status in its own right and is also a separate ceremonial county.

It is widely referred to as 'The City' (often written on maps as City and differentiated from the phrase 'the city of London') or 'the Square Mile' as it is 1.12 square miles in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom's financial services industry, which continues a notable history of being largely based in the City.

The local authority for the City, the City of London Corporation, is unique in the UK and has some unusual responsibilities for a local council, such as being the police authority. It also has responsibilities and ownerships beyond the City's boundaries. The Corporation is headed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, an office separate from (and much older than) the Mayor of London.

The City is a major business and financial centre, ranking as the world's leading centre of global finance. Throughout the 19th century, the City was the world's primary business centre, and continues to be a major meeting point for businesses.

The City had a resident population of about 7000 in 2011 but over 300,000 people commute to it and work there, mainly in the financial services sector. The legal profession forms a major component of the northern and western sides of the City - especially in the Temple and Chancery Lane areas where the Inns of Court are located, of which two—Inner Temple and Middle Temple - fall within the City of London boundary.


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Smithfield Market
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Waterloo Bridge on an 1810 map.
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Amen Court, EC4M
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Farringdon Street, EC4M
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Hopton’s Almshouses
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Kirby Street sign
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The old wooden Temple Bar
Credit: Walter Thornbury
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Waterloo Bridge on an 1810 map.
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Illustration of Fleet Market
Credit: William Henry Prior
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William Davenant had Lisle
Credit: Henry Herringman, London, 1673
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At the southern end of Carmelite Street in the City of London stood the Victorian-era Whitefriars Fire Station.
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Farringdon Street, EC4M
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St Paul’s Cathedral from Ludgate Circus, London c 1885 John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836 - 1893) was a Victorian-era painter, notable for his landscapes. In 1861, at the age of 24, to the dismay of his parents, he departed from his first job as a clerk for the Great Northern Railway to pursue a career in art. He began exhibiting in 1862, under the patronage of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society.
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Poppins Court, EC4. This small thoroughfare was originally called Popinjaye Alley. The current name was in use by the late 19th century.
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Newsagent and Hairdresser at 152 Strand, c.1930
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Postcard of the then-new Victoria Embankment (1890s) The Victoria Embankment was primarily designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette. It incorporates the main low level interceptor sewer and the underground District Line over which a wide road and riverside walkway were built.
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