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The George Inn

The George Inn

The last of London’s galleried pubs, they don’t come more historic than the George Inn. Originally there would have been numerous coaching Inns along Borough High Street, with travellers stopping on their way to the City to water their horses and get a bed...
St. Olave’s Church

St. Olave’s Church

St Olave’s Church on the corner of Seething Lane and Hart Street, is one of the few medieval churches in the City of London to survive the Fire of London, though fail to escape the Blitz, having to be extensively restored. Samuel Pepys who lived nearby was a...
THE BLITZ

THE BLITZ

On September 7th 1940, during WW2, approximately 350 German bombers appeared in the sky over London and carried out the first bombing raid in what became a sustained air campaign against the capital. Over 450 Londoners died that day. The Blitz had started. The battle...
The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London of 1666 started in the early hours of 2nd September and raged for 3 days before it finally burnt itself out. It left a scene of total devastation in its wake. Over 51 Churches, 13,000 houses and many public buildings, some 80% of the city,...
St Bartholomew’s Gatehouse

St Bartholomew’s Gatehouse

Gatehouses would have been all the rage in medieval England and this Gatehouse, a rare combination of a 13th century stone arch topped with a 16th century Tudor structure, is undoubtedly one of London’s best examples. Amazingly, this hybrid gateway to St...