The London Stone in Cannon Street is the oldest piece of London. It was moved in the 1700s from the south side of the street to the north side and built into the wall of the former Church of Saint Swithun before the church was bombed in WW2, yet the stone was left unharmed. The name “London Stone” was first recorded in historical documents around 1100. - Click on pin for full history.

The London Stone in Cannon Street is the oldest piece of London. It was moved in the 1700s from the south side of the street to the north side and built into the wall of the former Church of Saint Swithun before the church was bombed in WW2, yet the stone was left unharmed. The name “London Stone” was first recorded in historical documents around 1100. - Click on pin for full history.

The Mitre Tavern, between Hatton Garden and Ely Place. It bears a stone mitre carved on the front with the date 1546. Ely Place still has its own Watchman who closes the gates a ten o’clock and cries the hours through the night.

The Mitre Tavern, between Hatton Garden and Ely Place. It bears a stone mitre carved on the front with the date 1546. Ely Place still has its own Watchman who closes the gates a ten o’clock and cries the hours through the night.

Wapping Old Stairs / In many places you can walk on the river floor at low tide. I've done this at Chiswick Mall

Wapping Old Stairs / In many places you can walk on the river floor at low tide. I've done this at Chiswick Mall

Regent Street, London c 1885  - I love this one - look at the symmetry of the buildings (and the clear road!) http://www.aboutbritain.com/towns/London.asp

Regent Street, London c 1885 - I love this one - look at the symmetry of the buildings (and the clear road!) http://www.aboutbritain.com/towns/London.asp

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