St Bartholomew's gatehouse that leads to the oldest parish church in London - St Bartholomew-the-Great - was built in the sixteenth century and is where Queen Mary ate chicken and drank red wine while watching Protestant martyrs burn at the stake. It was only when a first World War German Zeppelin bomb in 1916 fell nearby that the tiles to this arch fell off to reveal this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in 1597. Rear view of the Elizabethan gate house

St Bartholomew's gatehouse leading to the oldest parish church in London; century St Bartholomew-the-Great. In 1916 a German Zeppelin bomb fell nearby causing tiles to fall off, revealing this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in

The Real Ripper Street, Whitechapel, London (back street)

Photographs Dickens’s Victorian London Oxford Arms around a typical example of a galleried inn and finally demolished in 1876

A Nation Of Shopkeepers by John Claridge | Spitalfields Life

John Claridge’s photograph of the abandoned Ross Bakeries shop, Quaker Street, London, 1966 (via Spitalfields Life)

10 Rillington Place

10 Rillington Place ~ London ~ 1953 ~ Famous because murder had been committed here ~ via mahala

Temple Bar, designed by Christopher Wren in 1672, once stood in the Strand as one of the gates to the City of London, but it was removed in 1877 and languished in Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire until it was brought back and installed at the entrance to Paternoster Square next to St Pauls Cathedral in 2004. In Search of Relics of Old London Spitalfields Life

Temple Bar, designed by Christopher Wren in once stood in the Strand as one of the gates to the City of London, but it was removed in 1877 and languished in Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire until it was brought back and installed at the entrance to P

Tubby Isaacs stall, Aldgate circa 1950/60's.

Tubby Isaacs famous jellied eels stall at the Aldgate Roundabout - Frederick Wilfred - London Street Photography

Officers Residences, Deptford Dockyard, 1880. Demolished 1902.

A history of south-east London suburbs, in images and words, brought to you by the area's local studies and archives collections.

In Pictures: Empty and Abandoned London | Londonist

In Pictures: Empty and Abandoned London | Londonist

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