Blackfriars Bridge

Blackfriars Railway Bridge was designed in 1862-4 by Joseph Cubitt and F T Turner to carry the London , Chatham and Dover Railway across the Thames to the Metropolitan Railway at Farringdon. The bridge was dismantled in 1984, leaving the red … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, Old Inns (No.83)

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Bradshaw says ‘..The old inns in the Borough, with their wide, rambling staircases, and wooden galleries round the inn-yards, are pleasant reminiscences of the ancient days of coach and wagon traffic, and must not escape observation..’.

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, The South, The Maze & two churches (No.82)

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‘Eastward [from Guy’s Hospital] is a poverty-stricken region called the Maze, and a Roman Catholic Chapel and Convent, where the ceremony of taking the veil may be occasionally witnessed..’.

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, The South, Guy’s Hospitals (no.81)

‘..Guy’s Hospital, founded by Thomas Guy, a benevolent bookseller in Lombard Street, who, by various successes in trade and speculation succeeded at last in amassing a considerably fortune..’. The hospital was built in 1721, behind St Thomas’ Hospital, and was for the … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, The South, London Bridge Station (no.79)

‘..The spacious terminus of the South Eastern, London and Brighton, Greenwich, North Kent, and Croydon Railways, that all converge at this point, is seen at the end of a broad turning that leads from the main road up to the respective stations.’.

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, The South, Southwark Cathedral (no.77)

‘Crossing London Bridge we now enter the Borough of Southwark, one of the most animated parts of the metropolis, from the extent of the business carried on in this extensive locality, and one of the most interesting from its antiquity..’.

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, 1862, Day 8 in City Road (no.75)

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This is my penultimate post of the 8-day tour of London proposed by Mr Bradshaw in his Illustrated Hand Book to London, and a tour which I began in January 2013! But we have not yet finished the tour of London … Continued

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