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Road · Elephant and Castle · SE1 ·
August
12
2017
Sawyer Street is named after Bob Sawyer, a character in the novel The Pickwick Papers by local resident Charles Dickens.

The fire brigade premises were built on the site of the St Saviour’s Parish Workhouse of 1777 and a hat factory.


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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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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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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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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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John   
Added: 29 Mar 2023 17:31 GMT   

Auction of the paper stock of Janssen and Roberts
A broadside advertisement reads: "By auction, to be sold on Thursday next being the 16th of this present July, the remainder of the stock in partnership between Janssen and Roberts, at their late dwelling-house in Dean’s Court, the south side of St. Pauls, consisting of Genoa papers according to the particulars underneath." The date in the ESTC record is purely speculative; July 16th was a Thursday in many years during the 18th century; 1750 is only one possibility. Extensive searching has found no other record of the partners or the auction.


Source: ESTC - Search Results

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Sue   
Added: 24 Sep 2023 19:09 GMT   

Meyrick Rd
My family - Roe - lived in poverty at 158 Meyrick Rd in the 1920s, moving to 18 Lavender Terrace in 1935. They also lived in York Rd at one point. Alf, Nell (Ellen), plus children John, Ellen (Did), Gladys, Joyce & various lodgers. Alf worked for the railway (LMS).

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Michael   
Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT   

Momentous Birth!
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School

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Mike Levy   
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT   

Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"

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Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received

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Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT   

Shhh....
Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT   

The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT   

The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.

Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
All Hallows Church was built in 1892.
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.

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All Hallows Place, SE1 All Hallows Place disappeared due to Second World World bombing.
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Avery House, SE1 Avery House can be found on Dorrit Street.
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Black Friars Road, SE1 Black Friars Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Blackfriars Foundry 154-156, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Blackman Street, SE1 Blackman Street formed the southern portion of Borough High Street.
Blue Fin Building, SE1 Blue Fin Building is a block on Southwark Street.
Borough High Street, SE1 Borough High Street was the Roman ’Stane Street’.
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Brinton Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Buckstone Apartments, SE1 Buckstone Apartments is a block on Blackfriars Road.
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Burrows Mews, SE1 Burrows Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cabanel Apartments, SE1 Cabanel Apartments is a block on Milcote Street.
Calvert’s Buildings, SE1 Felix Calvert, local brewer, is recorded as operating here in the late 18th century.
Canvey Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Caxton House, SE1 Caxton House is a block on Borough Road.
Chaloner Court, SE1 Chaloner Court 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.
Chapel Court, SE1 Chapel Court has hosted The Blue-Eyed Maid pub since 1613.
Chaplin Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
City Bridge House, SE1 City Bridge House is a block on Southwark Street.
Clandon House, SE1 Clandon House is located on Boyfield Street.
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Cole Street, SE1 Cole Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Collinson Court, SE1 Collinson Court is a block on Great Suffolk Street.
Collinson Walk, SE1 Collinson Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
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Colombo Street, SE1 Colombo Street was - until 1937 - called Collingwood Street.
Columbo House, SE1 Columbo House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Conquest Apartments, SE1 Conquest Apartments is sited on Blackfriars Road.
Copperfield Street, SE1 Copperfield Street was named after the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, by association with nearby Dickens Square.
Cubitt House, SE1 Cubitt House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Delphini Apartments, SE1 Delphini Apartments can be found on Blackfriars Road.
Dibdin Apartments, SE1 Dibdin Apartments is located on Blackfriars Road.
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Disney Street, SE1 Disney Street is a location in London.
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Doyce Street, SE1 Doyce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Elgood House, SE1 Elgood House can be found on Tabard Street.
Ellis Apartments, SE1 Ellis Apartments is a block on Milcote Street.
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Empire Square West, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Faraday House, SE1 Faraday House is sited on Cole Street.
Farnham House, SE1 Farnham House is a building on Union Street.
Fifth Floor Valentine Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Friars Bridge Court, SE1 Friars Bridge Court is located on Blackfriars Road.
Friars House, SE1 Friars House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Gaitskell Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gambia Street, SE1 Gambia Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gardiner House, SE1 Gardiner House is a block on Borough Road.
Gare Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gatehouse Square, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gay Street, SE1 Gay Street is a road in the SW15 postcode area
Gibbings House, SE1 Gibbings House can be found on King James Street.
Glade Path, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Glasshill Street, SE1 Glasshill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Global House, SE1 Global House is a building on Great Suffolk Street.
Globe Street, SE1 Globe Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Globe View House, SE1 Globe View House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Gloucester Court, SE1 Gloucester Court can be found on Swan Street.
Grande Vitesse Industrial Centre, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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Great Guildford Street, SE1 Great Guildford Street runs north-south in Southwark.
Great Suffolk Street, SE1 Great Suffolk Street was at one time called Dirty Lane.
Halfmoon Yard, SE1 Halfmoon Yard lay off Borough High Street,
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Hatters Court, SE1 Hatters Court is a block on Redcross Way.
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Hermes House, SE1 Hermes House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Hoadly House, SE1 Hoadly House is a block on Union Street.
Hopetown Place, SE1 Russell Place was renamed to Hopetown Place, SE1 in 1892.
Horsemongers Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hulme Place, SE1 Hulme Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Hunter House, SE1 Hunter House is a block on King James Street.
Isaac Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
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James Forbes House, SE1 James Forbes House is a block on Great Suffolk Street.
Joan Street, SE1 Jane Street became Joan Street in 1937.
Junction Approach, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kellow House, SE1 Kellow House can be found on Tennis Street.
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King James Court, SE1 King James Court leads off King James Street.
King James Street, SE1 King James Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King’s Place, SE1 King’s Place lies off of Borough High Street.
Kings Bench Street, SE1 Kings Bench Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lagare Apartments, SE1 Lagare Apartments is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lake House, SE1 Lake House is a block on Scovell Road.
Lambert House, SE1 Lambert House is sited on Southwark Street.
Lancaster Street, SE1 Lancaster Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Langdale House, SE1 Residential block
Lant Street, SE1 Lant Street derives its name from the Lant family who inherited the estates known as Southwark Place.
Larch House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Lavington Street, SE1 Lavington Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Layton’s Buildings, SE1 Layton’s Buildings lay off Borough High Street.
Layton’s Grove, SE1 Layton’s Grove was situated off Borough High Street.
Lefroy House, SE1 Lefroy House is a block on Collinson Street.
Library Street, SE1 Library Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lingfield House, SE1 Lingfield House is a block on Lancaster Street.
Linton House, SE1 Linton House is a block on Union Street.
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Loman Street, SE1 Loman Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Longstone Court, SE1 Longstone Court is a block on Great Dover Street.
Lumiere Court, SE1 Lumiere Court is sited on Lancaster Street.
Madison Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maiden Lane, SE1 Maiden Lane is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Maidstone Buildings Mews, SE1 Maidstone Buildings Mews lies off Borough High Street.
Markstone House, SE1 Markstone House is a block on Lancaster Street.
Marshalsea Road, SE1 Marshalsea Road was previously called Mint Street after a royal Tudor coin mint in the area.
Mathieson Court, SE1 Mathieson Court is a block on King James Street.
Maya House, SE1 Maya House, on Borough High Street, is notable for its distinctive sculptures.
Merchants House, SE1 Merchants House is a block on Southwark Street.
Merrow Street, SE1 Merrow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Metro House, SE1 Metro House can be found on Blackfriars Road.
Meymott Street, SE1 Meymott Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Milcote Street, SE1 Milcote Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Mint Street, SE1 Mint Street, an ancient Southwark street, (now) runs off Marchelsea Road.
Muro Court, SE1 Muro Court is a block on Milcote Street.
Nebraska Street, SE1 Nebraska Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Nelson Square, SE1 Nelson Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Nicholson Street, SE1 Nicholson Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
O’Meara Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Olwen House, SE1 Olwen House is sited on Loman Street.
Oystergate Walk, SE1 Oystergate Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Palestra House, SE1 Palestra House is a block on Blackfriars Road.
Paris Garden, SE1 Paris Garden is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Partners Ltd, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Patrick Court, SE1 Patrick Court is a block on Webber Street.
Peabody Square, SE1 Peabody Square was a traditional Peabody estate constructed in 1871 but subsequently modernised.
Peckham High Street, SE1 Peckham High Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pegasus House, SE1 Pegasus House is a block on Great Suffolk Street.
Pepper Street, SE1 Pepper Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Perkins Square, SE1 Perkins Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pickwick Street, SE1 Pickwick Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pocock Street, SE1 Pocock Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pontypool Place, SE1 Pontypool Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Price’s Street, SE1 Price’s Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Prospero House, SE1 Prospero House is a block on Borough High Street.
Quastels House, SE1 Residential block
Redcross Way, SE1 Redcross Way was previously called Red Cross Street.
Redman House, SE1 Redman House is a building on Sanctuary Street.
Risborough Street, SE1 Risborough Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rochester Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Rosler Building, SE1 Rosler Building is a block on Ewer Street.
Rowland Hill House, SE1 Rowland Hill House is a block on Union Street.
Rushworth Street, SE1 Rushworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sanctuary Street, SE1 Sanctuary Street 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.
Scovell Crescent, SE1 Scovell Crescent is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Scovell Road, SE1 Scovell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Signal House, SE1 Signal House is a block on Great Suffolk Street.
Silex Street, SE1 Silex Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Smale House, SE1 Smale House is sited on Great Suffolk Street.
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 Road, SE1 Southwark Bridge Road 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.
St Alphege House, SE1 Residential block
St George’s Circus, SE1 St Georges Circus is a junction where six major roads meet.
St. Georges Cottages, SE1 St. Georges Cottages is a location in London.
Stoney Street, SE1 Stoney Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stopher House, SE1 Stopher House is a block on Webber Street.
Sudrey Street, SE1 Sudrey Street was formerly Little Suffolk Street.
Surrey Row, SE1 Surrey Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Surrey Rowe, SE1 Surrey Rowe is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Swan Street, SE1 Swan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Thames House, SE1 Thames House can be found on Park Street.
Thames Reach, SE28 Thames Reach is a location in London.
The Blue Fin Building, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Foundry, SE1 The Foundry is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Hop Exchange, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Mews, SE1 The Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Vineyard, SE1 The Vineyard is a location in London.
Thorold House, SE1 Thorold House is a block on Pepper Street.
Thrale Street, SE1 Thrale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tomline House, SE1 Tomline House is located on Union Street.
Toulmin Street, SE1 Toulmin Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Trelawney House, SE1 Trelawney House can be found on Union Street.
Triangle Court, SE1 Triangle Court is a block on Redcross Way.
Trinity Church Square, SE1 Trinity Church Square is a garden square in Newington.
Trinity Street, SE1 Trinity Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Trundle Street, SE1 Trundle Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Ufford Street, SE1 Ufford Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Union House, SE1 Union House is a block on Great Suffolk Street.
Union Street, SE1 Union Street was so-called as it linked two other streets.
Valentine Place, SE1 Valentine Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Valentine Row, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Vaughan House, SE1 Vaughan House is a block on Nelson Square.
Vine Yard, SE1 Vine Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Waynflete House, SE1 Waynflete House is a block on Union Street.
Webber Row, SE1 Webber Row is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Webber Street, SE1 Webber Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Weller Street, SE1 Weller Street is one of several local streets named after Dickens characters.
Winchester House, SE1 Winchester House is sited on Southwark Bridge Road.
Winchester Walk, SE1 Winchester Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Wireworks Court, SE1 Wireworks Court is a block on Great Suffolk Street.
Wykeham House, SE1 Wykeham House is a block on Union Street.
Zeiss Court, SE1 Zeiss Court is sited on Lancaster Street.
Zoar Street, SE1 Zoar Street is named after the former Zoar Chapel here, named for the Biblical Zoara.

NEARBY PUBS


The Angel The Angel was a public house in Webber Street.
The Ring The Ring stands on the corner of The Cut and Blackfriars Road.


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Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle is one of five London tube stations named after a pub.

One thing Elephant and Castle is not named after is 'La Infanta de Castilla', seemingly referring to a series of Spanish princesses such as Eleanor of Castile and María, the daughter of Philip III of Spain. However, Eleanor of Castile was not an infanta - the term only appeared in English about 1600. María has a strong British connection because she was once controversially engaged to Charles I, but she had no connection with Castile. Infanta de Castilla therefore seems to be a conflation of two Iberian royals separated by 300 years.

Regardless, the pub of that name gave its name to the station, and in turn the station to the nearby area - originally called Newington.

Elephant & Castle tube station is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line between Kennington and Borough, and is the southern terminus of the Bakerloo Line.

The station was built in two stages. The Northern Line station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the first deep-level tube, the City & South London Railway (C&SLR). The Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR) station opened on 5 August 1906, five months after the rest of the line. Although belonging to separate companies, the platforms were connected below ground from 10 August 1906.

The first baby to be born on the underground was born at the station in 1924. Press reports claimed that she had been named Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor (so that her initials would have read T.U.B.E.) but this story later proved false, and she was named Marie Cordery. Elephant and Castle seems to specialise in names which prove false!


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Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.
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Hopton’s 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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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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Ayres Street
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Collingwood Street, near Blackfriars Road c1900 The street was renamed Colombo Street in 1937 by the London County Council. The weatherboarded cottages suffered severe bomb damage during the Blitz and were demolished in 1948
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Gladstone Street showing Albert Terrace in the background (1977)
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