Time And Tide: Plantation Lane

To the many hurried commuters who pass by, whilst transfixed to their smartphones, Plantation Lane simply provides a convenient pedestrian passageway connecting Rood Lane, next to St Margaret Pattens church, to Seething Lane, opposite the main steps of Minster Court. It is however much more than just an alleyway and hangout for office smokers.

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Lost London: Dance’s Square, Crescent and Circus

In an earlier post regarding the remains of the Roman city wall at Cooper’s Row, the adjacent location of The Crescent, EC3 was featured several times. I had originally intended just to add a few lines about the history of The Crescent as a side note in that post, but whilst researching further into its history I discovered it is part of a wider story which includes the neighbouring locations of America Square and the now vanished Circus.

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Art Deco London : 51-54 Gracechurch Street

Almost opposite the building I am currently working in is another fine example of Art Deco architecture. It’s modest size and location, next to a complex and busy road junction, perhaps causes it to be ignored among other buildings of the same period in the city, such as nearby Adelaide House mentioned in an earlier post. However, on closer inspection it reveals a wealth of interesting Art Deco ornamentation that possibly warrants an elevation in it’s status and interest.

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Art Deco London : Adelaide House

I had been meaning to write a post on Adelaide House since I first took notice of it a few weeks ago, whilst out one rare and sunny lunch-time looking for remnants of Roman London. What prompted to get it done today was some seeing this incredible vintage film footage which is doing the rounds on-line this week.

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