Jewel Tower

…Surviving annex of Westminster’s medieval palace Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster The Jewel Tower, viewed from the east This is not the repository…

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South Bank Lion

…From brewery mascot to king of the bridge South Bank Lion, Westminster Bridge, SE1 The South Bank Lion is 13 feet long and…

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Demographics

…growing places have been Westminster’s Church Street ward and Tower Hamlets’ wards of Millwall and Blackwall & Cubitt Town. Between them, the latter pair cover…

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Queen’s Park

…Overground (zone 2) Further reading: Erica McDonald and David J Smith, Artizans & Avenues, A history of the Queen’s Park Estate, City of Westminster Libraries,…

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London phrase and fable

…Thomas Thornycroft’s statue of the queen in her chariot would have been erected at that spot, instead of its present site at Westminster Bridge. Burlington…

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Roman Bath

…London WC2R 2NA Admission by appointment only with Westminster council. Call 020 7641 5264 during office hours or email dcreese@westminster.gov.uk, giving a week’s notice. Visits…

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Millbank

…Millbank, Westminster A Thames-side street in south Westminster, home to several significant institutions, with a residential quarter in its hinterland This was land belonging…

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Lambeth

…Lambeth, Lambeth An ancient south London district bordering the Thames opposite Westminster Lambeth Palace Lambeth’s name probably meant that lambs were offloaded at a…

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Ebury

…Ebury, Westminster A half-recalled Saxon manor that once stretched from present-day Oxford Street southward to the Thames Ebury was one of just a handful…

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Church Street

…Church Street, Westminster A socially disadvantaged ward and diverse market street, situated on the west side of Lisson Grove Church Street market is authentically…

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