Tag: the great fire

The Quad at Guy’s Hospital

It is surrounded by modern monoliths of the NHS; huge utilitarian buildings of glass and steel that may be efficient and fit for purpose but they are not…

St Dunstans In the East

St Dunstan’s survived the Great Fire but took a bomb during the Blitz and not much of it remains except for the tower that was designed by Christopher…

The Hoop and Grapes, Aldgate

The Hoop And Grapes, Aldgate is just about the last bit of Pre-Great Fire London left. Almost alone as a remnant of old London in a sea of…

In which I find myself in Queer Street

Carey Street runs from Portugal Street and the student quarter around the LSE across to Chancery Lane and London’s legal area. It is famous as the original “Queer…

The Barbican’s concrete jungle, “Looking From Cromwell Tower”

The Cripplegate area of the City of London was decimated during the Blitz. In the 1950’s it was decided to build the Barbican residential estate on the Cripplegate…