Locations

Bishopsgate

Bishopsgate is the name of a major City street as well as one of its wards and derives from gate that once stood upon it.  Bishopsgate was one of the seven double gates that afforded passage through the medieval walls.… Read More »Bishopsgate

Fleet Street

Together with Ludgate Hill, to the east, and the Strand, to the West, Fleet Street forms the main thoroughfare that connected the cities of London and Westminster. Indeed, in earlier times, the Fleet Street name probably covered the whole way… Read More »Fleet Street

Lombard Street

Lombard Street is perhaps the single most iconic address in the City of London, synonymous with banking and providing the title for Walter Bagehot’s seminal 1873 work on the money market.  Bagehot wrote that “The briefest and truest way of… Read More »Lombard Street

Cheapside & Poultry

The uninterrupted street that bears the name Poultry at its eastern end and Cheapside at the western one marks the border between Cheap and Cordwainer wards, which in the Middle Ages were the wealthiest commercial districts of the City. Together… Read More »Cheapside & Poultry

Aldersgate

Aldersgate Ward takes its name from one of the four earliest gates in the City walls, probably going back to Roman times. Among the many parishes it contained, St. Martin Le Grand was the principal one until the great fire… Read More »Aldersgate