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Peter's map of the walk, my 90% of my gps readings failed again

Bride Court

Dragons or Gryphons on the Old Bell Pub

St Bride's Church


The original St. Paul's

This enlarges consideraly

The wedding-cake spire

Iron coffin

Modern chapel

St Bride's Church- The chapel was restored in 2002 as a memorial to the Harmsworth family and to the staff of Associated Newspapers who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars

St Bride's is the eighth church on this site and that Christians have been worshipping here these last 1500 years.

That the first printing press with moveable type was brought here in 1500 and this is the reason why St. Bride's is often referred to as the 'Printers' Cathedral and the 'Journalists' Church.

That St. Bride's steeple, the highest spire or steeple that Wren ever built, was the inspiration for the first tiered wedding cake.

That a a result of a bomb dropped on St. Bride's in 1940 the Crypts were discovered.   You can visit them and see the pavement on which Romans walked in AD 180.

Saving the need for a three-point turn

Front and back of The Harrow PH

The cowls could be pigeons

No need for shades

Handsome building spoilt by lean-tos

Whitefriars Crypt in the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer building. The crypt dates from the 14th century

Pegasus featured a lot

Entrance to Inner Temple

Pegasus again the emblem of the Inner Temple

Inner Temple

There was a smoker leaning on the railings, but he saw me...

Two pretty, narrow buildings

Muscle-bound sounders of the hours on the Guild Church St Dunstan's in the West

LCC dragons/gryphons

The Royal Courts of Justice

Ye Olde Cock Tavern

More like squirrels...

Pegasus again

Prince Henry's Room built 1610 survived the Great Fire

Burning off the sewer gas?



Horace Jones' Temple Bar marker topped by Charles Bell Birch's heraldic Dragon, Fleet Street

The Old Bank of England PH

Wig and Pen the only building on the Strand to survive the Great Fire of London

Lloyds Bank used to be Twinings (ISO 5,600! so very noisy) 

ISO 4,000

The tellers were in a large inner hall with floral tiles botanically correct and beautifully coloured.   See the URL below

Monks always involved with ale!   The George PH


The Edgar Wallace PH

On the Australian Embassy

St Clement Danes

Inside St Clement Danes

The original organ was destroyed in the second world war, a new organ, was installed in 1958 by the builder Harrison and Harrison. This was a gift from the United States Air Force

The altar

On the Australian Embassy

Disused Strand Station, also known as the Aldwych Station

St Mary le Strand

Church of the Women's Royal Naval Service

Magnolia in the garden

Somerset House

Children in the fountains

Looking back to the entrance

Rushing through dodging the jets

The ME Hotel

We had lunch at the Wellington

Stairs to the restaurant

Elephant supporter

Cats through the trees

Bush House

Art / Rubbish on a building

Gerberas in a teapot

Smart ad


Red stairs


Bear doing a shoulder stand

Shades in a Japanese restaurant in Red Lion Street

Dolphin PH

He's late

Rolling down the shop door at Little Orchard, Laystall Street

Through the arches at St Peter's in the picture - left

The Mitre

http://www.catfan.co.uk/1.Catfan_Clerkenwell.htm for interior of Italian Church above

Crypt St Etheldreda's Church

Magnificent old glass

Princess Etheldreda, daughter of King Anna, a prominent member of the ruling family of the Kingdom of East Anglia, was born in 630


Antonio Rosmini-Serbati 1797-1855

Massive modern window

Odd balls

The One Tun Greville Street

We stepped onto a train immediately at Farringdon, but it terminated at West Hampstead and we had to wait for another one