Hopton Street, Borough, 1977.

Image dated 1977

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Bankside became increasingly industrial as the 19th century progressed and the work
it provided was an important factor behind population growth at that time.

This view shows two dominant activities. In the background is Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s
power station, built in 1957 to 1960 on the site of an earlier station, and before that a
gas works.

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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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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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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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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   

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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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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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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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Jonathan Cocking   
Added: 30 Aug 2022 13:38 GMT   

Tower Bridge, SE1
The driver subsequently married his clippie (conductress).

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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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Lived here
Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
The Shard The Shard - formerly London Bridge Tower is a 72-storey skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark.

NEARBY STREETS
All Hallows Place, SE1 All Hallows Place disappeared due to Second World World bombing.
America Street, SE1 America Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Angel Place, SE1 Angel Place was the site of the Marshalsea Prison between 1811 and 1842.
Argent Street, SE1 Silver Street connected Orange Street (now Copperfield Street) and Loman Street.
Avon Place, SE1 Avon Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Avondale Pavement, SE1 Avondale Pavement is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Avonmouth Street, SE1 Avonmouth Street was formerly called Devonshire Street.
Ayres Street, SE1 Ayres Street was formerly known as Whitecross Street.
Baden Place, SE1 Baden Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Belvedere Building, SE1 Belvedere Building is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Belvedere Buildings, SE1 Belvedere Buildings is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Betsham House, SE1 Residential block
Borough High Street, SE1 Borough High Street was the Roman ’Stane Street’.
Borough Road, SE1 Borough Road runs east-west between St George’s Circus and Borough High Street.
Bowling Green Place, SE1 Bowling Green Place is a location in London.
Brewery Square, SE1 Brewery Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Brockham Street, SE1 Brockham Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Chaloner Court, SE1 Chaloner Court 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.
Chapel Place, SE1 Chapel Place largely followed the modern route of Hankey Place.
Charlie Chaplin Walk, SE1 Charlie Chaplin Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Clennam Street, SE1 Clennam Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Clink St Studios, SE1 Clink St Studios is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Cole Street, SE1 Cole Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Collingwood Street, SE1 Collingwood Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Collinson Walk, SE1 Collinson Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Copperfield Street, SE1 Copperfield Street was named after the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, by association with nearby Dickens Square.
Crayford House, SE1 Residential block
Crosby Row, SE1 Crosby Row is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dickens Square, SE1 Dickens Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Disney Place, SE1 Disney Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Disney Street, SE1 Disney Street is a location in London.
Doyce Street, SE1 Doyce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Dunsterville Way, SE1 Dunsterville Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Elephant Castle Super Bowl, SE1 Elephant Castle Super Bowl is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Empire Square East, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Empire Square South, SE1 Empire Square South is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Empire Square West, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Ewer Street, SE1 Ewer Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Flat Iron Square, SE1 Flat Iron Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gaitskell Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gallery Court, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Gaunt Street, SE1 Gaunt Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Gay Street, SE1 Gay Street is a road in the SW15 postcode area
George Inn Yard, SE1 George Inn Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Glasshill Street, SE1 Glasshill Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Globe Street, SE1 Globe Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Godfree Court, SE1 Godfree Court is a block in Southwark.
Great Dover Street, SE1 Great Dover Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Great Guildford Business Square, SE1 Great Guildford Business Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Great Guildford Street, SE1 Great Guildford Street runs north-south in Southwark.
Great Maze Pond, SE1 Great Maze Pond is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Great Suffolk Street, SE1 Great Suffolk Street was at one time called Dirty Lane.
Green Dragon Court, SE1 Green Dragon Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Guy Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Halfmoon Yard, SE1 Halfmoon Yard lay off Borough High Street,
Hamlet Way, SE1 Hamlet Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Hankey Place, SE1 Hankey Place seems to date from the 1950s, replacing Chapel Place.
Harbledown House, SE1 Harbledown House is a building on Manciple Street
Hart Yard, E3 Hart Yard is a location in London.
Hartley Buildings, SE1 Hartley Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Hatchers Mews, SE1 Hatchers Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Horsemongers Mews, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hulme Place, SE1 Hulme Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Isaac Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Joiner Street, SE1 Joiner Street is now part of London Bridge Street.
Junction Approach, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kell Street, SE1 Kell Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Kentish Buildings, SE1 Kentish Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
King James Court, SE1 King James Court 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 Head Yard, SE1 Kings Head Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Kipling Street, SE1 Kipling 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 Olace.
Larnaca Works, SE1 Larnaca Works is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lavington Street, SE1 Lavington Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Law Street, SE1 Law Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
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.
Little Dorrit Court, SE1 Little Dorrit’s Court, North of Marshalsea Road, is named after the Dickens character.
Loman Street, SE1 Loman Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
London Bridge Street, SE1 London Bridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Long Lane, SE1 Long Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lower Road, SE1 Lower Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Madison Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maidstone Buildings Mews, SE1 Maidstone Buildings Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Manciple Street, SE1 Manciple Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Market Yard Mews, SE1 Market Yard Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Marshalsea Road, SE1 Marshalsea Road was previously called Mint Street after a royal Tudor coin mint in the area.
Maya House, SE1 Maya House, on Borough High Street, is notable for its distinctive sculptures.
Mermaid Court, SE1 Mermaid Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Merrick Square, SE1 Merrick Square is a garden square in Newington.
Middle Yard, SE1 Middle Yard 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.
Mulvaney Way, SE1 Mulvaney Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Nebraska Street, SE1 Nebraska Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Newcomen Street, SE1 Newcomen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Newington Causeway, SE1 Newington Causeway appears to have been so named in the middle of the 18th century.
O’Meara Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Otford House, SE1 Residential block
Oxford Drive, SE1 Oxford Drive is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pardoner Street, SE1 Pardoner Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Partners Ltd, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Peckham High Street, SE1 Peckham High Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pepper Street, SE1 Pepper Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pickfords Wharf, SE1 Pickfords Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pickwick Street, SE1 Pickwick Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Pilgrimage Street, SE1 Pilgrimage Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Plantain Place, SE1 Plantain Place is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Porlock Street, SE1 Porlock Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Quastels House, SE1 Residential block
Queen’s Head Yard, SE1 Queen’s Head Yard is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Reach Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Redcross Way, SE1 Redcross Way was previously called Red Cross Street.
Richer House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Risborough Street, SE1 Risborough 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.
Sawyer Street, SE1 Sawyer Street is named after Bob Sawyer, a character in the novel The Pickwick Papers by local resident Charles Dickens.
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.
Shard Arcade, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Snowsfields, SE1 Snowsfields is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Solomon Way, E1 Solomon Way is a location in London.
South Bank University, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Southall Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Southwalk Street, SE1 Southwalk Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 Southwark Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Thomas Street, SE1 St Thomas Street is an extremely old thoroughfare.
Stainer Street, SE1 Stainer Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Staple Street, SE1 Staple Street connects Long Lane with Manciple Street.
Sterry Street, SE1 Sterry Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sudrey Street, SE1 Sudrey Street was formerly Little Suffolk Street.
Swan Street, SE1 Swan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tabard Street, SE1 Tabard Street was the old road to Kent and called Kent Street until 1877.
Talbot Yard, SE1 Talbot Yard used to host one of the most famous inns in English literature.
Tennis Street, SE1 Tennis Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Thames Reach, SE28 Thames Reach is a location in London.
The Grain Store, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Hop Exchange, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
The Jam Factory, SE1 The Jam Factory is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Mews, SE1 The Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
The Ride, SE1 The Ride connected Bowling Green Lane (later Bowling Green Lane) and Tennis Court (later Tennis Street).
The Vineyard, SE1 The Vineyard is a location in London.
Thrale Street, SE1 Thrale Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Toulmin Street, SE1 Toulmin Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
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.
Tulip House, SE1 Residential block
Tyers Gate, SE1 Tyers Gate is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Union Street, SE1 Union Street was so-called as it linked two other streets.
Vine Yard, SE1 Vine Yard 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.
White Hart Yard, SE1 This is a street in the SE1 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
All bar one This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Belushis & st christophers village This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Blue eyed maid 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.
Charles dickens This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Dover Castle 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.
Lord clyde This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Rose & crown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Royal oak This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ruse This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Ship 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.
St christopher’s This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The boot & flogger This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The brittania This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The duke of york 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 gladstone This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The goldsmith 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 kings arms public house This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The libertine 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 miller This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The old school yard This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The roebuck 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.
Trinity This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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Borough

Borough tube station is a London Underground station in the London Borough of Southwark. It is on the Northern Line, between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge stations.

The Borough (of Southwark) is an area of the London Borough of Southwark situated 1.5 miles east south-east of Charing Cross.

The area has been called The Borough since the 1550s, to contrast it with the neighbouring City, in later years to distinguish it from the larger Metropolitan Borough of Southwark and now to distinguish it from the much larger London Borough of Southwark.

Much of the area around the Tate Modern gallery and the Globe Theatre is now referred to by the historic name of Bankside.

In common with much of the South Bank, The Borough has seen extensive regeneration in the last decade. Declining light industry and factories have given way to residential development, shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. The area is in easy walking distance of the City and the West End.

The Borough is generally an area of mixed development, with council estates, office developments, social housing and gated communities side by side with each other.

Borough station was opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the first deep-level tube railway, the City and South London Railway, and was rebuilt in the 1920s when the tunnels were enlarged.


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Wagstaff Buildings, Sumner Road, Bankside, c. 1920.
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Tate Modern viewed from Thames pleasure boat (2003)
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The Southwark Street estate was opened in 1876. Originally there were 12 blocks, with 22 flats in each one. In the 1960s two blocks in the centre of the estate were demolished as part of a modernisation programme, which created a space for the construction of a children’s play area. In the 1990s a block near the estate boundary was pulled down, and some adjoining land was purchased. This enabled the building of new blocks with a frontage to Great Guildford Street, which include some shop units.
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Southwark Cathedral
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The Shard, taken from the Sky Garden on top of the ’Walkie-Talkie’ (2015)
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The Anchor, Bankside
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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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Lant Street, Southwark In 1824, when Charles Dickens was 12 years old, his father, John Dickens, was arrested and sent to Marshalsea Prison for failure to pay a debt. During this time, Charles (the only member of the family not imprisoned) took up residence in the back-attic of a house on Lant Street, a short walk away from the prison. Lant Street was in an area known as "The Mint" which was notorious for its overcrowded conditions.
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