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By Michael Herrick, April 29, 2018
“Pavls Cross” Marker
United Kingdom, England, City of London — “Pavls Cross”
Near Ludgate Hill at Ave Maria Lane, on the left when traveling east.
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United Kingdom, England, City of London — All the Year Round, conducted by Charles DickensWine Office Court
On Wine Office Court at Fleet Street, on the left when traveling east on Wine Office Court.
[Inset within a reproduction of the front cover of All The Year Round is the marker text:] Saturday, 30th April, 1859 Charles Dickens, pen name "Boz", operated out of the Cheshire Cheese Pub while producing his journal "All . . . — Map (db m111228) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — A Royal Brewery Visit
On Chiswell Street just east of Whitecross Street.
Their Majesties King George III & Queen Charlotte were received in this brewery by Samuel Whitbread 24th May 1787 — Map (db m120126) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Aldersgate
On St Martins le Grand at Gresham Street on St Martins le Grand.
Site of Aldersgate demolished 1761 — Map (db m117103) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Anti-Corn-Law League
On Whitefriars Street at Fleet Street on Whitefriars Street.
. . . — Map (db m111730) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Blackfriars Bridge
On Blackfriars Road at Blackfriars Underpass, on the left when traveling south on Blackfriars Road.
Corporation of London Blackfriars Bridge standing on the site of the original bridge named after William Pitt the Elder in 1760. Constructed and maintained without burden upon public funds out of monies derived from the Bridge House . . . — Map (db m118269) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Bolt Court
On Fleet Street at Bolt Court when traveling east on Fleet Street.
Tuesday 15th September, 1964 The Sun was launched to replace the The Daily Herald. First printed at Boverie Street, south of Fleet Street. — Map (db m120042) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Bradbury & Evans
On Fleet Street just east of Whitefriars Street, on the right when traveling east.
Site of Bradbury & Evans Printer and Publisher of Dickens and Thackeray 1847 - 1900 — Map (db m111139) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — British Institute of Professional Photography
On Fleet Street at Johnson's Court, on the left when traveling east on Fleet Street.
. . . — Map (db m112306) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Charles Lamb
On Giltspur just north of Holborn Viaduct, on the left when traveling north.
Elia To the immortal memory of Charles Lamb Perhaps the most beloved name in English literature who was a bluecoat boy here for 7 years B. 1775   D. 1834 [Lower panel:] This memorial was moved here in . . . — Map (db m111337) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Children of the Kindertransport
On Liverpool Street at Old Broad Street, on the right when traveling west on Liverpool Street.
In gratitude to the people of Britain for saving the lives of 10,000 unaccompanied mainly Jewish children who fled from Nazi persecution in 1938 and 1939. “Whosoever rescues a single soul is credited as though they had saved the whole . . . — Map (db m117258) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Christ Church
On King Edward Street at Little Britain, on the right when traveling north on King Edward Street.
Christ Church Newgate Street This burial ground was laid out by order of The Vestry, Sept. 10th 1880 Rev. T.D. Morse M.A. Vicar John Mixer · William Pitman Church Wardens — Map (db m118825) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Christ’s Hospital
On King Edward Street at Newgate Street, on the right when traveling south on King Edward Street.
Christ’s Hospital Founded near this site by King Edward VI – 1552 To house, feed and educate needy children Incorporating the Royal Mathematical School, founded by King Charles II – 1673 the School moved to Horsham, West . . . — Map (db m118823) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Christchurch Greyfriars Garden
On King Edward Street at Newgate Street, on the right when traveling south on King Edward Street.
Welcome to Christchurch Greyfriars Garden This garden covers the burial grounds on the site of the former nave of Christchurch Greyfriars, which were taken over by the Corporation of London in 1931. The Rose garden was laid out in 1989 and is . . . — Map (db m118821) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Christ's Hospital
On Newgate Street at Warwick Lane, on the right when traveling west on Newgate Street.
Site of Christ's Hospital 1552-1902 — Map (db m120770) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — City of London
On Victoria Embankment at Temple Place, on the left when traveling west on Victoria Embankment.
These dragons represent a constituent part of the armorial bearings of the City of London and have been erected to indicate the western boundary of the city. This commemorative plaque was unveiled by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Sir Ralph Edgar . . . — Map (db m118273) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — City of London School for Girls
On Carmelite Street just south of Tudor Street, on the right when traveling north.
Site of the City of London School for Girls founded by William Ward 1894-1969 — Map (db m116573) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Coachmakers' Hall
On Noble Street at Oat Lane, on the right when traveling north on Noble Street.
Site of the Coachmakers' Hall 1703-1940 — Map (db m116544) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Cooks Hall
On Aldersgate at Little Britain, on the left when traveling south on Aldersgate.
Site of Cooks Hall Destroyed by Fire 1771 — Map (db m120814) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Crane CourtThe Daily Courant
On Crane Court at Fleet Street, on the left when traveling east on Crane Court.
Wednesday, 11th March 1702 The first edition of the Daily Courant was published in Fleet Street, Britain's first daily newspaper. — Map (db m117367) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Cripplegate
On Wood Street at St Alphage Garden, on the left when traveling south on Wood Street.
Site of Cripplegate Demolished 1760 — Map (db m120081) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Dr. Samuel Johnson
Near Johnson's Court just north of Fleet Street.
In a house on this site Doctor Samuel Johnson lived between 1765-1776 — Map (db m120741) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Dr. Samuel Johnson
On Gough Square.
Dr Samuel Johnson Author. ———— Lived here. ———— B · 1709. D · 1784. — Map (db m120792) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — East India Arms
On Fenchurch Street at Fenchurch Place, on the right when traveling east on Fenchurch Street.
East India Arms The East India Company was incorporated on 31st December 1600. Queen Elizabeth I signed the Charter creating ‘The Company of Merchants of London Trading to the East Indies’. Over 200 subscribers raised almost £70,000 — a . . . — Map (db m121553) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Edgar Wallace
On Fleet Street at Farringdon Street, on the left when traveling east on Fleet Street.
Edgar Wallace Reporter Born London 1875 Died Hollywood 1932 Founder Member of the Company of Newspaper Makers He knew wealth & poverty, yet had walked with kings & kept his bearing. Of his talents he gave lavishly to authorship . . . — Map (db m118264) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Fire prevention
Near Noble Street at London Wall, on the left when traveling north.
The Great Fire of London of 1666 burned this far but was stopped by the City Wall, saving areas further north and northwest from destruction. Later on, parts of the City Wall were demolished whilst others were incorporated into new buildings, now . . . — Map (db m118138) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — First Bethlehem Hospital
On Liverpool Street just from Devonshire Row, on the right when traveling west.
Site Of The First Bethlehem Hospital 1247 — 1676 — Map (db m117260) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Foundation Stone
Near Upper Thames Street at Queen Street Pl, on the right when traveling east.
This Foundation Stone was Laid by The Duke of Gloucester G.C.V.O. On the 31st October 1990 To Inaugurate the Construction of this Building on Behalf of The Master, Wardens and Freemen and Commonality of the Mystery of Vintners And Wates . . . — Map (db m117898) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Francis BarberA BBC History Project
On Gough Square.
Once a slave in Jamaica FRANCIS BARBER Samuel Johnson's servant, friend and heir LIVED HERE 1752-1756 — Map (db m111218) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — French Protestant Church
On St Martin's Le Grand just north of Gresham Street.
Site of the French Protestant Church Demolished 1888 — Map (db m117111) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Furnival's Inn
On Holborn just east of Brooke Street, on the left when traveling east.
Site of Furnival's Inn Demolished 1897 — Map (db m111294) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Giltspur Street Compter
On Giltspur Street at Newgate Street on Giltspur Street.
Site of the Giltspur Street Compter Demolished 1854 — Map (db m111142) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Great Rising of 1381 Memorial
On West Smithfield at Little Britain on West Smithfield.
At this place THINGS on 15th June 1381 CANNOT Wat Tyler, John Ball GO ON and other representatives WELL of the Great Rising. IN ENGLAND met King Richard II NOR to finalise terms EVER WELL for ending the Rebellion. . . . — Map (db m117192) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Gregory de Rokesley
On Lombard Street at King William Street, on the right when traveling west on Lombard Street.
In a house on this site lived Gregory de Rokesley eight times Mayor of London 1274 — 1281 and 1285 — Map (db m121569) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Grey Friars Monastery
On Newgate Street at Warwick Lane, on the right when traveling west on Newgate Street.
Site of Grey Friars Monastery 1225-1538 — Map (db m120791) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Hope Square
On Liverpool Street at Old Broad Street, on the right when traveling east on Liverpool Street.
. . . — Map (db m117259) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — John Bray's House
On Little Britain just west of St Martin's-le-Grand, on the right when traveling west.
Adjoining this site stood the house of John Bray Scene of Charles Wesley's Evangelical Conversion May 21st 1738 — Map (db m116542) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — John Milton
On Bread Street at Cheapside, on the right when traveling south on Bread Street.
The Poet and Statesman John Milton was born 1608 in Bread Street — Map (db m116489) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — John Wesley
Near Ludgate Hill at Ave Maria Lane, on the left when traveling east.
By Grace ye are saved through Faith John Wesley Father of Methodism 1703 — 1791 Priest Poet Teacher of the Faith — Map (db m117868) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Johnson's Court
On Johnson Court at Fleet Street, on the right when traveling west on Johnson Court.
. . . — Map (db m112034) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Last Visit by Queen Victoria
On Victoria Embankment at Temple Place, on the right when traveling west on Victoria Embankment.
This Tablet Was Erected By the Corporation of London In The Mayoralty of Sir Marcus Samuel To Mark the Western Boundary of The City And to Commemorate the Occasion of the Last Visit of Her Majesty Queen Victoria Who Was Here Presented . . . — Map (db m118274) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — London City Wall - Bastion 13
Near London Wall at Noble Street, on the right when traveling west.
Conservation repairs have been carried out to this Bastion, which forms part of the remains of the City Wall. The site is a Scheduled Monument and part of ‘The Barbican’ Grade II Registered Historic Park & Garden. The work was necessary to protect . . . — Map (db m118132) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — London City Wall - Bastion 14
Near London Wall just west of Wood Street.
Conservation repairs have been carried out to this Bastion, which forms part of the remains of the City Wall. The work was necessary in order to protect the Scheduled Monument from decay.

Moss and plant growth together with their root systems . . . — Map (db m115959) HM

United Kingdom, England, City of London — London Troops War Memorial
On Cornhill just from Threadneedle Street, on the right when traveling west.
To the Immortal Honour of the Officers Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of London Who Served Their King and Empire In The Great War 1914   1919 This Memorial is Dedicated In Proud & Grateful Recognition By the City and . . . — Map (db m121571) WM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — London Wall
On Tower Hill.
This is one of the most impressive surviving section of London's former city wall. The lower part, with its characteristic tile bonding courses, was built by the Romans around 200 AD. Its purpose may have been as much to control passage of . . . — Map (db m85846) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Ludgate
On Ludgate Hill just east of Farringdon Street, on the left when traveling east.
Site of Ludgate Demolished 1760 — Map (db m121271) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Marian MartyrsThe Noble Army of Martyrs Praise Thee!
On West Smithfield at Little Britain, on the right when traveling east on West Smithfield.
Within a few feet of this spot, John Rogers, John Bradford, John Philpot, and other servants of God, suffered death by fire for the faith of Christ, in the years 1555, 1556, 1557. — Map (db m116782) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Mitre Tavern
On Fleet Street just west of Old Mitre Court, on the right when traveling east.
Site of The Mitre TavernMap (db m116405) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Mozzagrogna and Caldari War Memorial
On Holborn Viaduct at Giltspur Street, on the left when traveling east on Holborn Viaduct.
. . . — Map (db m111295) WM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — National Submarine War Memorial
On Victoria Embankment at Temple Place, on the left when traveling west on Victoria Embankment.
Erected to the memory of the officers and men of the British Navy who lost their lives serving in submarines 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 ( left panel) Submarines Lost 1914-1918 AE.1 · AE.2 · C.16 · C.29 · C.31 · C.33 · C.34 · D.2 · D.3 . . . — Map (db m118292) WM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Noble Street Garden
Near Noble Street at London Wall, on the left when traveling north.
The garden contains remains of London Wall, the Roman and medieval defences of London including the west wall of the original Roman fort. When the defences went out of use, buildings encroached on the wall. Following WW2 bomb damage, 18th and 19th . . . — Map (db m118140) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Northumberland House
On St Martins-le-Grand at Gresham Street on St Martins-le-Grand.
Site of Northumberland House — Map (db m116853) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Old Change
Near Cannon Street just west of New Change.
Site of Old Change A city street dating from 1293 — Map (db m111700) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Out of the ashes
On Noble Street at London Wall, on the left when traveling north on Noble Street.
When German bombing raids in 1940 destroyed the area, the City Wall was revealed once again. For more than 20 years, the area remained undeveloped allowing archaeologists to identify the site of the Roman fort for the first time. A new road, . . . — Map (db m118135) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Pewterers HallThe Worshipful Company of Pewterers
On Noble Street at Oat Lane, on the right when traveling north on Noble Street.
This stone was laid by the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London Sir Edmund Stockdale On March 10th 1960 G.B. Slater – Master David Nye & Ptnrs   Architects Holloway Bros.   Builders — Map (db m118141) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Poulters' Hall
On King Edward Street just north of Newgate Street, on the left when traveling north.
Near this spot stood Poulters' Hall 1630-1666 — Map (db m111146) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Queenhithe
Near Upper Thames Street at Queenhithe, on the right when traveling east.
Queenhithe was a thriving Saxon and medieval dock and is the only inlet surviving along the City waterfront today. In AD 886 the Roman City was reoccupied by King Alfred the Great, the City walls providing some protection from Viking raids. . . . — Map (db m117877) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Queenhithe Mosaic
Near Upper Thames Street at Queenhithe, on the right when traveling east.
Queenhithe Mosaic A timeline displaying the remarkable layers of history from Roman times to Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Unveiled on 18th November 2014 by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Alderman Alan Yarrow Conceived and facilitated by . . . — Map (db m117878) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Red Lion CourtW Caslon Junr     Letter Founder
On Red Lion Court at Fleet Street on Red Lion Court.
In 1816, William Caslon IV produced the first sans-serif printing type, popularised by printers like R. Taylor, who worked in this court. — Map (db m117429) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Royal College of Physicians
On Warwick Lane just south of Newgate Street, on the right when traveling south.
Site of the Royal College of Physicians 1674 - 1825 — Map (db m111145) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Royal Exchange Forecourt
On Cornhill at Threadneedle Street, on the right when traveling west on Cornhill.
( plaque on the left ) Royal Exchange Forecourt This landscaped forecourt to the Royal Exchange was opened by the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Sir Alan Traill G.B.E., M.A., D.Mus. on the 10th April 1985 Leonard W.E. Groome C. . . . — Map (db m121619) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Royal Fusiliers Memorial
On Holborn at Brooke Street, on the right when traveling west on Holborn.
. . . — Map (db m118260) WM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Samuel Pepys
On Salisbury Court just south of Fleet Street, on the left when traveling south.
In a house on this site Samuel Pepys, Diarist, was born. 1632-1703 — Map (db m111178) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Set in stone
Near Noble Street at London Wall, on the left when traveling north.
Over 1000 Roman soldiers worked for the provincial governor in London. They were housed in a stone fort built in AD110. Some ninety years later, Roman construction workers began to build the first City Wall, using more than one million blocks of . . . — Map (db m118137) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Sir Christopher Hatton
Near Holborn at Leather Lane, on the left when traveling west.
Sir Christopher Hatton (1540-1591), was Lord Chancellor of England and rumoured to be the lover of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1578 the Queen granted Christopher Hatton the grounds of Ely Palace on which Hatton House was built. In the 1600s Hatton . . . — Map (db m118826) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Site of First Bomb Hit
On Fore Street at Wood Street, on the left when traveling west on Fore Street.
On this site at 12:15 AM on the 25th August 1940 fell the first bomb on the City of London in the Second World War — Map (db m115311) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Sixty Years of Peace
Near Allhallows Lane at Hanseatic Walk, on the right when traveling south.
Si: Mercat: Hanse: Theutonis: Lond: In: Regno: Angelo: Residen TO CELEBRATE sixty years of peace between the peoples of Britain and Germany & TO COMMEMORATE Six hundred years during which some 400 Hanseatic merchants inhabited peaceably in . . . — Map (db m117902) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St Gabriel Fenchurch
On Fenchurch Street at Cullum Street, on the left when traveling west on Fenchurch Street.
In the Roadway opposite stood St Gabriel Fenchurch Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666 — Map (db m121554) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St Mark's Hospital
On Aldersgate at Little Britain, on the right when traveling north on Aldersgate.
Site of St Mark's Hospital Founded by Frederick Salmon 1835 — Map (db m117125) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St Paul’s Cathedral
On St. Paul's Churchyard at Godliman Street, on the right when traveling west on St. Paul's Churchyard.
These gardens are laid out as the footprint of the Chapter House and Cloister of the Medieval Cathedral which was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. The actual remains lie a few feet below. The Chapter House and Cloister, . . . — Map (db m117871) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St Paul's School
On New Change just north of Cannon Street, on the left when traveling north.
Near this spot from 1512 until 1884 stood St. Paul's School Founded by Dean Colet — Map (db m111149) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Anne & St. Agnes
On Foster Lane at Gresham Street, on the left when traveling north on Foster Lane.
Welcome to St Anne & St Agnes This garden is laid out over the graveyard of the church of St Anne and St Agnes. The church itself was restored by Sir Christopher Wren after it was damaged in the Great Fire, and the garden's modern design aims to . . . — Map (db m118143) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Bartholomew World War I MemorialThat They Might Have Life
On West Smithfield at Little Britain on West Smithfield.
Hallowed In Christ be the memory of all the gallant men and women who fell in the Great War for the freedom of the world they shall yet stand before the throne an exceeding great army and in that last muster shall be found these our own . . . — Map (db m121045) WM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Botolph-without-Bishopsgate
On England Route A10 just from Aldermans Walk, on the left when traveling north.
Welcome to St Botolph without Bishopsgate This garden combines the churchyard of St Botolph without Bishopsgate and land donated by the Common Council in 1760. The current church dates from 1725-8, and escaped with little damage during the second . . . — Map (db m117261) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Dunstan's Court
On Fleet Street just from St. Dunstan's Court, on the left when traveling east.
1980's, new computerised printing technology brought about the demise of the traditional Fleet Street printing process. — Map (db m119863) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Leonard Eastcheap
On Eastcheap at Fish Street Hill, on the left when traveling west on Eastcheap.
Site of St. Leonard Eastcheap Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666 — Map (db m121552) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Margaret Fish Street Hill
On Fish Street Hill just from Monument Street, on the left when traveling south.
Opposite this site stood St. Margaret Fish Street Hill Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666 — Map (db m121551) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Mary Staining
On Staining Lane at Oat Lane, on the right when traveling north on Staining Lane.
Welcome to St Mary Staining This garden has been maintained by the Corporation of London since 1965 and covers the site of the church of St Mary Staining, destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. The first reference to a Church on this site . . . — Map (db m118142) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Olave Silver Street
On Noble Street at London Wall, on the right when traveling north on Noble Street.
Welcome to St Olave Silver Street This garden covers the site of the church of St Olave, destroyed in 1666 by the Great Fire of London. The first reference to a church on this site is to "St Olave de Mukewellestrate” in the twelfth century . . . — Map (db m118134) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — St. Thomas the Apostle Church
On Gt. St. Thomas Apostle at Queen Street, on the right when traveling east on Gt. St. Thomas Apostle.
Site of St Thomas the Apostle Church Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666 — Map (db m121663) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Stocks Market
On Mansion House Street at Lombard Street, on the right when traveling east on Mansion House Street.
Adjoining this spot stood the Stocks Market 1282 — 1737 — Map (db m121620) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Streets ahead
On Noble Street at London Wall, on the left when traveling north on Noble Street.
The Roman City Wall set the shape of the City of London for the next 1600 years although throughout those centuries, workers continued to maintain it, using various building techniques. The parish churches religious houses and the street pattern . . . — Map (db m118136) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Sunday Times Premiere Issue
On Salisbury Court just south of Fleet Street, on the right when traveling south.
The first number of The Sunday Times was edited at 4 Salisbury Court by Henry White October 20 1822 — Map (db m111372) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Sunlight Wharf
On Broken Wharf at Trig Lane, on the right when traveling south on Broken Wharf.
This site was previously called Sunlight Wharf where the last working crane on the city waterfront was operated by LEP Transport Ltd until MCMLXXXII — Map (db m117876) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — T.P. O’Connor
On Fleet Street at Salisbury Court, on the left when traveling west on Fleet Street.
T.P. O’Connor Journalist & Parliamentarian 1848 – 1929 His pen could lay bare the bones of a book or the soul of a statesman in a few vivid lines. — Map (db m118265) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Tallow Chandlers Hall
On Downgate Hill at Cloak Lane, on the left when traveling north on Downgate Hill.
Tallow Chandlers Hall The Company Has Occupied This Site Since 1476 — Map (db m121622) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Temple Bar
Near Ludgate Hill at Ave Maria Lane, on the left when traveling east.
Temple Bar is the only surviving gateway into the City of London and is the successor to the thirteenth century posts and chain, which marked the boundary between the "Liberties" of London and the City of Westminster. It was erected in 1672 at the . . . — Map (db m117867) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Alfred Plaque
Near Upper Thames Street at Kennett Wharf Lane, on the right when traveling east.
This plaque was erected in 1986 to mark the eleven hundredth anniversary of King Alfred's resettlement of the Roman city of London in 886, after the abandonment of the Saxon town which had existed for some three centuries in the Strand area to the . . . — Map (db m117896) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Automobile Association
On Fleet Street at Chancery Lane, on the right when traveling east on Fleet Street.
The Automobile Association opened its first office in this building in the year 1905. This plaque was unveiled on the 28th June 1965 by the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of London, Sir James Miller, D.L., LL.D., to mark the . . . — Map (db m111121) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Black Friar
On Queen Victoria Street at New Bridge Street on Queen Victoria Street.
This Art Nouveau masterpiece was built in 1905 on the site of a former Dominican friary which existed from 1279 to 1539. Following the 260 years of the Dominican friars, the site became the parliament chamber of the monastery. It is believed that . . . — Map (db m117074) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The boundary of St Botolph
On Noble Street at London Wall, on the left when traveling north on Noble Street.
The Boundary Of the Parish of St Botolph Aldersgate Extends 20 feet Southward of This Wall 1800 — Map (db m118139) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Bull and Mouth Inn
On St Martin’s Le Grand at Gresham Street, on the left when traveling north on St Martin’s Le Grand.
Site of the Bull and Mouth Inn Demolished 1888 — Map (db m116785) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Church of the Holy SepulchreKnown as St Sepulchre Without Newgate
On Holborn Viaduct at Snow Hill, on the left when traveling east on Holborn Viaduct.
Built on the site of a Saxon church dedicated to St Edmund the church became known as St Edmund and the Holy Sepulchre during the years 1103 to 1173, when it was in the care of Augustinian Canons, who were Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Later, the . . . — Map (db m111296) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Daily Courant
On Ludgate Hill at Farringdon Street on Ludgate Hill.
In a house near this site was published in 1702 The Daily Courant first London daily newspaper. — Map (db m116510) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Daily ExpressHind Court
On Hind Court at Fleet Street, on the left when traveling east on Hind Court.
[Inset within a reproduction of the front page of the first edition of The Daily Express is the marker text:] Tuesday, 24th April, 1900 The first edition of the Daily Express was published in Fleet Street. It was one of the first . . . — Map (db m111227) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Golden Boy of Pye Corner
On Giltspur Street at Cock Lane, on the left when traveling north on Giltspur Street.
The Boy at Pye Corner was erected to commemorate the staying of the Great Fire which beginning at Pudding Lane was ascribed to the Sin of Gluttony when not attributed to the papists as on the monument and the Boy was made prodigiously fat to . . . — Map (db m111297) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Grand Lodge of English Freemasons
Near Paternoster Row just north of Ludgate Hill.
Near this site the Grand Lodge of English Freemasons first met in 1717 — Map (db m117354) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The King’s Baker’s Shop
On Pudding Lane at Monument Street, on the right when traveling north on Pudding Lane.
Near this site stood the shop belonging to Thomas Faryner, the king’s baker, in which the Great Fire of September 1666 began. Presented by The Worshipful Company of Bakers to mark the 500th anniversary of their charter granted by . . . — Map (db m121550) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — 14 — The London Wall Walk - 14
Near Wood Street at Fore Street.
The London Wall Walk follows the line of the City Wall from the Tower of London to the Museum of London. The Walk is 1 3/4 miles (2.8km) long and is marked by twenty-one panels which can be followed in either direction. The City Wall was built by . . . — Map (db m115970) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — 21 — The London Wall Walk - 21
On Aldersgate Street just north of Gresham Street, on the right when traveling north.
The London Wall Walk follows the line of the City Wall from the Tower of London to the Museum of London. The Walk is 1¾ miles (2.8km) long and is marked by twenty-one panels which can be followed in either direction. The City Wall was built by the . . . — Map (db m117213) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — 15 — The London Wall Walk – 15
Near London Wall at Noble Street, on the right when traveling west.
The London Wall Walk follows the line of the City Wall from the Tower of London to the Museum of London. The Walk is 1¾ miles (2.8km) long and is marked by twenty-one panels which can be followed in either direction. The City Wall was built by the . . . — Map (db m118133) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — 18 — The London Wall Walk – 18
On London Wall at Noble Street, on the right when traveling west on London Wall.
The London Wall Walk follows the line of the City Wall from the Tower of London to the Museum of London. The Walk is 1¾ miles (2.8km) long and is marked by twenty-one panels which can be followed in either direction. The City Wall was built by the . . . — Map (db m118131) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Monument
On Fish St Hill at Monument Street, on the right when traveling north on Fish St Hill.
This monument designed by Sir Christopher Wren was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London 1666 which burned for three days consuming more than 13,000 houses and devastating 436 acres of the City. The Monument is 202 ft in height, being equal . . . — Map (db m104064) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Old Bell
On Fleet Street at Farringdon Street, on the right when traveling east on Fleet Street.
Nicholson’s Est. 1873 The Old Bell The Old Bell Tavern was built in the 1670s for workmen and masons who were rebuilding St. Brides Church (designed by Christopher Wren) after The Great Fire of London in 1666 It has been a licensed tavern for . . . — Map (db m118266) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Palace of Bridewell
On New Bridge Street just south of Bridewell Place, on the right when traveling south.
Here stood the Palace of Bridewell built by Henry VIII in 1523 and granted by Edward VI in 1553 to the City of London to house Bridewell Royal Hospital founded by Royal Charter in the same year. The present building was erected in 1802 and in 1862 . . . — Map (db m117352) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Royal Fusiliers(City of London Regiment)
Near Holborn Viaduct at Giltspur Road.
In Memory of those who gave their lives while serving with The 1st Battalion in the Korean War July 1952 to August 1953 Fus G F Allen · Fus S J Anstead · Fus P G Austin · Sgt S W Burgess · Fus R G Cooper · Fus J C Crocker · Cpl E . . . — Map (db m109467) WM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Salters Garden
Near Fore Street at St Alphage Garden.
Welcome to The Salters' Garden.

The Salters' Company is one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London and was first licensed in 1394.

The Company built their seventh Hall here in 1976 following the destruction of the . . . — Map (db m120029) HM

United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Samaritans
On Walbrook at St Stephen's Row, on the left when traveling south on Walbrook.
In St. Stephen Walbrook on 2 November 1953 The Samaritans were founded by Dr. Chad Varah Rector 1953 - 2003 — Map (db m121621) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The StandardCheshire Court
On Cheshire Court at Fleet Street, on the left when traveling east on Cheshire Court.
. . . — Map (db m111376) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Sugarloaf
On Cannon Street at Queen Street, on the right when traveling west on Cannon Street.
The Sugarloaf The Sugarloaf is situated on Cannon Street which starts at St Paul's Cathedral and runs parallel with the River Thames for half a mile. Cannon Street was first known as ‘Candlewrich Street' named after the candle makers who used to . . . — Map (db m121664) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Tipperary
On Fleet Street at Whitefriars Street, on the right when traveling west on Fleet Street.
The pub was built on the side of a monastery which dated to 1300 where, amongst other duties, the monks brewed ale. This site was an island between the River Thames and River Fleet which still runs under the pub that is now little more than a . . . — Map (db m116403) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — The Trinity HouseIncorporated by Charter Granted by Henry VIII in 1514
Trinity House is the general lighthouse authority for England Wales and the Channel Islands. A deep sea pilotage authority and also administers charitable funds mostly connected with seafarers. The first Trinity House was at Deptford and then . . . — Map (db m131964) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace
On West Smithfield, on the right when traveling north.
To The Immortal Memory Of SIR WILLIAM WALLACE Scottish Patriot Born at Elderslie Renfrewshire Circa 1270 A.D. Who From The Year 1296 Fought Dauntlessly In Defence Of His Country’s Liberty And Independence In The Face Of Fearful Odds . . . — Map (db m85736) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Tower Hill Execution Site
Near Trinity Square just north of A100.
To Commemorate the tragic history and in many cases the martyrdom of those who for the sake of their faith country or ideals staked their lives and lost. On this site more than 125 were put to death. The names of some of whom are recorded here. . . . — Map (db m78678) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Two Famous Clockmakers
On Fleet Street at Whitefriars Street, on the left when traveling west on Fleet Street.
. . . — Map (db m111728) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — United Kingdom Firefighters National Memorial
On Carter Lane at Peter's Hill, on the left when traveling west on Carter Lane.
Blitz The Heroes With Grimy Gaces Winston Churchill In Honour and Memory of Those Firefighters Who Gave Their Lives in the Defence of the Nation 1939-1945 This Monument was Commissioned by the Founder Master of the Guild . . . — Map (db m117875) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Upholders' Hall
On Peter's Hill just north of Queen Victoria Street, on the right when traveling north.
Site of Upholders' Hall Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666 — Map (db m116406) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Vestry House
On King Edward Street at Newgate Street, on the right when traveling south on King Edward Street.
Originally Built 1760 Vestry House Partly Destroyed 1940 Rebuilt in 1981 — Map (db m118817) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Victoria R.I.
On Blackfriars Roa just from Blackfriars Underpass, on the right when traveling south.
Victoria R.I. 1896 ( back ) Presented To the Citizens of London by Sir Alfred Seale Haslam In Token of Friendship to Themselves and Loyalty to Her Majesty Queen Victoria Rt Hon: Sir Walter Wilkin, Knt Lord Mayor . . . — Map (db m118267) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Walbrook Wharf
Near Upper Thames Street at Bell Wharf Lane, on the right when traveling east.
Roman London Walbrook Wharf is the point where the now buried Walbrook River fed into the River Thames. The Walbrook is one of London’s ‘Lost Rivers’, a watercourse which has been lost to time and history. The Walbrook was a feature of . . . — Map (db m117900) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Wellington
On Cornhill just from Threadneedle Street, on the right when traveling west.
Wellington Erected June 18 1844 ( plaque behind the statue ) On 19th July 1838. the Court of Common Council of the City of London agreed to a contribution of £500 toward the cost of the above statue of the Duke of Wellington in . . . — Map (db m121574) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Whittington Garden
On Upper Thames Street at Cousin Lane, on the right when traveling west on Upper Thames Street.
Welcome to Whittington Garden This garden was named in honour of one of the City's best known Lord Mayors who was buried in 1423 in the nearby church of St Michael Paternoster Royal which he had rebuilt in 1409 at his own expense. The site, which . . . — Map (db m121624) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — William Nicholson
On Cannon Street just from Queen Street, on the right when traveling west.
William Nicholson ( 1824 – 1909 ) Distiller, Politician, Cricket Player, Benefactor This alehouse is part of the Nicholson's heritage collection. They're all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded them. William . . . — Map (db m121666) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — William Shakespeare
On Noble Street at London Wall, on the right when traveling north on Noble Street.
William Shakespeare had lodgings near here in 1604, at the house of Christopher and Mary Mountjoy — Map (db m115310) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — William WallaceSt Bartholomew the Great
Near West Smithfield just north of Little Britain.
This plaque commemorates the funeral service held in this church for

Sir William Wallace

on the 700th anniversary of his execution at Smithfield Elms on 23rd August 1305.

David R. Ross, Convenor of The Society . . . — Map (db m117171) HM

United Kingdom, England, City of London — Worshipful Company of Innholders
On College Street just from Downgate Hill, on the right when traveling east.
29 & 30 College Street Presented to the Worshipful Company of Innholders by Walter Daniel Cronin Master 1920 – 21 & John Wylde Renter Warden 1920 – 21 This Building Was Erected by the Company in 1958 Bryan N. Gibbs . . . — Map (db m121623) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Ye Olde Cheshire CheeseUnder 15 Sovereigns
On Fleet Street at Wine Office Court on Fleet Street.
Rebuilt 1667 in the reign of Charles II and continued successively in the Reigns of James II 1685-1688 Interregnum Dec. 11, 1688 - Feb. 13, 1689 William III & Mary II 1609 - 1702 Anne 1702 - 1714 George I 1714 - 1727 George . . . — Map (db m111396) HM
United Kingdom, England, City of London — Young Mens Christian Association
Near Ludgate Hill at Ave Maria Lane, on the left when traveling east.
Here in 1844 George Williams with eleven other young men employed in the City of London who shared his zeal and vision founded the Young Mens Christian Association in a drapery house on this site in which he worked and lived. From its . . . — Map (db m117866) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), City of London — London Bridge
On King William Street at Lower Thames Street, on the left when traveling south on King William Street.
London Bridge One site, many bridges The current bridge is one of many since the Romans built the first one close to this site 2,000 years ago; it is thought to have had a drawbridge in the centre to allow ships to sail upriver just like . . . — Map (db m118611) HM
United Kingdom, England (Greater London County), City of London — Royal Exchange Jubilee Walkway
On Cornhill at Threadneedle Street, on the right when traveling west on Cornhill.
The Heart of the City This panel stands in the heart of the City of London near some of the most important financial and civic buildings in the capital. This is the part of London where over 350,000 people work by day, while there are a mere . . . — Map (db m130044) HM

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