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London’s Alleys: Great St Thomas Apostle, EC4
London’s Alleys: Great St Thomas Apostle, EC4

London’s Alleys: Great St Thomas Apostle, EC4

A narrow lane near Cannon Street that's the site of a church destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

Nov
16
2020
City of London blocks huge adverts on Cannon Street railway bridge
City of London blocks huge adverts on Cannon Street railway bridge

City of London blocks huge adverts on Cannon Street railway bridge

Network Rail's plans to put two 12-metre wide video display screens at Cannon Street's railway bridge have been blocked by the City of London's planning authority.

Mar
25
2019
The restoration of the London Stone
The restoration of the London Stone

The restoration of the London Stone

The London Stone, ancient relic, protector of London, provider of unlimited rice pudding, mysterious icon, is back in its less ancient home on the streets of London.

Nov
25
2018
London’s Pocket Parks – Garden West of 25 Cannon Street, EC4
London’s Pocket Parks – Garden West of 25 Cannon Street, EC4

London’s Pocket Parks – Garden West of 25 Cannon Street, EC4

A rather fine pocket park in the City of London that is not managed by the City of London. And unlike other parks, it doesn't have a name.

Jan
17
2018
Admire this striking building on Cannon Street
Admire this striking building on Cannon Street

Admire this striking building on Cannon Street

A triangular wedge with regimented windows marches down Cannon Street in the City of London.

Nov
19
2017
Where the London Underground gets fresh air through an old graveyard
Where the London Underground gets fresh air through an old graveyard

Where the London Underground gets fresh air through an old graveyard

A small side street near Cannon Street railway station marks the site of a ancient graveyard, and today, a ventilation shaft for the London Underground.

Nov
04
2017
London’s Pocket Parks – Tallow Chandlers Hall
London’s Pocket Parks – Tallow Chandlers Hall

London’s Pocket Parks – Tallow Chandlers Hall

A curious delight can be found around the corner from Cannon Street station - a small garden cut out of the side of an office building.

Oct
31
2017
London’s Alleys – Steelyard Passage, EC4
London’s Alleys – Steelyard Passage, EC4

London’s Alleys – Steelyard Passage, EC4

This Victorian era brick arch underneath Cannon Street station looks mundane, but rich in hidden history.

Sep
04
2017
The hidden garden opposite Cannon Street Station
The hidden garden opposite Cannon Street Station

The hidden garden opposite Cannon Street Station

If you come out of Cannon Street station stop and pause a moment, then look across the road. You might spy an insignificant side road sitting next to the modern steel ribbed building directly opposite. It's worth taking a wander over and having a look - for the short road curves round a corner, and around there you will find one of London's oldest church yards - and now a recently revamped public garden.

Mar
20
2013

I am in Germany – apparently

I’m in Germany this morning – or so claims The Internetâ„¢. As it happens, I am sitting inside my usual coffee shop in Canary Wharf and sitting at my usual table (after it was vacated by interlopers) – but the

Jul
18
2008