The Tabard Inn, Borough High Street, London. First established in 1307 and destroyed by fire in the 17th Century.

The Tabard Inn, Borough High Street, London. First established in 1307 and destroyed by fire in the 17th Century.

Up until the 20th century, London was filled with squalid slums known as Rookeries. The most famous was in St Giles, though other Rookeries include Rosemary Lane and Jacob's Island in Bermondsey, where Dickens's Oliver Twist villain Bill Sykes meets his end.

Richard Guard's 'Lost London'

Up until the 20th century, London was filled with squalid slums known as Rookeries. The most famous was in St Giles, though other Rookeries include Rosemary Lane and Jacob's Island in Bermondsey, where Dickens's Oliver Twist villain Bill Sykes meets his end.

Inns of Court - London

Secret Gardens and Hideaways of Central & East London

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England. John Ruskin famously said, ‘I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles’

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England. John Ruskin famously said, ‘I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles’

Rippers alley as we kids called it in the 60s led from Durward Street through to Whitechapel high Road. We ran through it scared of being caught by Jack, even though the murders were eighty years earlier.

Rippers alley as we kids called it in the 60s led from Durward Street through to Whitechapel high Road. We ran through it scared of being caught by Jack, even though the murders were eighty years earlier.

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