Wednesday 16th April 2014


Friday 8th April 2016.  A walk by the Gang of Four, less one, from City Thameslink on Ludgate Hill to Farringdon Station in a circle of about 5 miles taking in the Inns of Court.

Map of the Walk

Bride Court

Looking from Bride Court on to New Bridge Street


A very narrow St Brides Ave

Tiles on "The Old Bell" pub

A Development Interview

Altar in the St Brides Church Crypt

Anchor  Crucifix

Iron Coffin to thwart body snatchers,  but it lasted too long and incurred larger charges

A painting of St Brides Church

Helen and Steve admire the West Door of St Brides


Enlarged Chronometer




Magpie Alley Crypt left over from the Carmelite "White Friars" Monastery destroyed by Henry VIII

Helen reads the history of Fleet Street printing on the tiles in Magpie Alley near Northcliffe House

Polish Embassy Bouverie Street

Still supplied by gas as are all the lights in the Inns of Court

Walk through from one court to the next

Lawyers in the Inner Temple

Mitre Court Building

A "Staircase" in the Inns of Court


St Dustan's in the West, on Fleet Street and

the clock

Alley into a Court from Fleet Street

Coffee in a Starbucks

Entrance to Clifford's Inn

Reinforced Door of the Inner Temple Court

Ye Olde Cock Tavern

Gas Burning torches

Prince Henry's Room built 1610 and survived the Great Fire

A narrow house

The Old Bank of England pub

Temple Bar Marker includes..

Queen Anne of Denmark

The Royal Courts of Justice

Lloyds Bank merged with Twinings Bank, hence the Beehive relic

Lloyds Bank hand basin

Entrance to this ornate building which originally was the Royal Courts of Justice Restaurant

Was the Wig and Pen Club which also survived the Great Fire

Twinings Tea Shop

The George

A monk

Inside St Clement Dane

The Altar in this the RAF church

Decorated seats

East Window

Australian maiden outside their embassy

St Mary le Strand

Closed Aldwych Tube Station

Somerset House, first developed by the Navy Board hence the statues etc


The light well for the two subterranean floors

The Fountains

Aggressive Mermen

Dodging the wet


ME Hotel in the Strand

The Wellington for lunch

The Royal Scots Greys at Waterloo

A window seat

The Loo

Bush House, Aldwych, first home of the BBC,

Concrete Art

Cafe Decoration

LSE facade


The Ship pub, Gate Street

Ship Alley

Ship Alley again

A Pissoir on Holborn

Starbucks, 90 Holborn

Lights on Red Lion Street

Golden Bear does shoulder stand

The automatic cleaning causes a somewhat damp environment but it was inspected by Helen

It was a Blue Coat school Hatton Garden

She just hoped to keep out of shot

The Dolphin Tavern was bombed by a Zeppelin and one after-hours drinker was killed.

Thai art

St Peters Italian Church, Theobalds Road

Lowering the shutters

Ely Court off Hatton Garden leading to..

Ye Olde Mitre Tavern

The Crypt of St Etheldreda's Church. The oldest Catholic Church in this country

Modern Coloured Glass

The West Window

The Virgin Mary

Bleeding Heart Yard

One Tun, Greville Street

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