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The map above is a larger scale than the one below.   We left the train at Farringdon and walked to Smithfield.   We considered the Betsey Trotwood for lunch, but they were slow opening so we looked at the Eagle of 'Up and down the city road in an out the Eagle' fame, but chose The Bowler.   This was at the bottom right of the second map at about the cross above Ray St. (the straight line is the train coming in to Farringdon from St Albans)   Both maps enlarge.

There were very few gps points though the tracker worked very well indeed.

Buskers outside Farringdon

Eastern European music

Cowcross Street

Faulkner's Alley

Grotty Alley

White Horse alley

Ceramic model in an architect's practice

With his Lane

The Rookery once a slum now a boutique hotel

Polpo - Venetian Restaurant name means octopus

Tower on the corner of Smithfield

Telephone boxes at Smithfield Market


Love the light

Long view

Smithfield hangings, burnings and martyrdoms


Mounted police

Gateway to St Bartholomew the Great

Red Door

St Bartholomew the Great

I would have liked to snap the bottles, but I was too short

The tiny door seemed to be the entrance to a flat

St Bartholomew the Great

St Bartholomew the Great

Founders Company coat of arms

Coade Stone representation of the Founders Company coat of arms

In a hairdresser's window

We had an excellent coffee

Exotic pasta


Map of Charterhouse

John Wesley was a pupil

In the Museum

Maybe Jeremy is Jeremiah

Votive lights

A new knot garden is being constructed

St John's Gate originally medieval

Golden sheep - central boss under the arch

Graffiti with a fast bike intruding which I didn't want and the hoodie which I did...

I presume the scribbly things are people, I prefer the birds

The Jerusalem Tavern

Handsome house

On our last walk around Clerkenwell we stopped at this café 'Grub' for coffee and the loo.  


Clerkenwell Close (Peabody Buildings) on the right

We intended to have lunch at the Betsey Trotwood, but it did not open on time so we went to the Bowler after having a look at 'The Eagle' of "up and down the city road in and out the Eagle fame..."

Something appealing about the bikes

Macdonald's building?   Thanks Steve

Blown glass with plants in an office window

The Eagle - rather a delicate one - over the door

The Bowler - we had burgers and macaroni cheese;  there wasn't any good cider...   However the burgers were good

I like the lamp

The Apple Tree

Triangular building

Vintage Buick

Precise House

Exotic plants

George Orwell and Sir Stephen Spender

Iris reticulata hybrid/ histioides in Brunswick Square

The Foundling Museum

Thomas Coram



The staircase from the original building

by Hogarth


A 'Protestant' painting


Moses possibly too blonde

Gin Lane

Line of shirts


We walked back to St. Pancras, jumped on a train that was at the platform and found out that it was terminating at West Hampstead...   We took another seven minutes later and arrived home in good time.   Not good photographing weather, but I enjoyed the day