Tag Archives: Fleet Street

Finding the ruins of Whitefriars beneath the streets of London

Most people have heard of that very busy part of London known as Blackfriars but fewer know of Whitefriars.  It should be said that the colour here is nothing at all relating to the skin of the friars but rather … Continue reading

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Weird Street Names of London

One of the things that I come across when I do my tours in London and indeed everywhere else in the U.K. is some of the unusual names that can be found either of settlement names or street names.  London … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub & The Rude Parrot of Fleet Street

Following on from my discovery and subsequent blog post on John “Mad Jack” Mytton – The craziest man in history!  I was overjoyed to stumble across another hilarious character of history whilst out on a Charles Dickens Walking Tour on friday. Everything … Continue reading

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