The Battle of Cable Street or Cable Street Riot took place on Sunday 4 October 1936 in Cable Street in the East End of London. It was a clash between the Metropolitan Police Service, overseeing a legal march by the British Union of Fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, and anti-fascists, including local Jewish, socialist, anarchist, Irish and communist groups. The majority of both marchers and counte...
The City & South London Railway (C&SLR), is considered to be the first real deep-level "tube" railway in the world. Today, the core part of the line forms the Bank branch of the Northern Line of the London Underground network.
Built under the supervision of James Henry Greathead, it was opened officially between Stockwell and King William Street (near Monument) on 4 November 1890.
Channel 4 Television started broadcasting on November 2, 1982. It moved from Charlotte Street in 1994 to this distinctive building designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership, who also designed the Lloyd's building in the City of London.
Temple Bar marked the westernmost extent of the City of London on the road to Westminster, where Fleet Street becomes the Strand. Until 1878 this boundary was demarcated by a stone gateway. Commissioned by King Charles II, and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, this fine arch of Portland Stone was constructed between 1669 and 1672. In 1878 the Corporation of London, eager to widen the road but...
The Euston Arch was the original entrance to Euston station in Central London. Designed by architect Philip Hardwick, it was inspired by Roman architecture, following Hardwick's trip to Italy in 1818-19. The 'Propylaeum' or Doric arch (1837) of stone pillars and iron gating, 70 feet high, was designed for the London and Birmingham Railway, mirroring Curzon Street Station at the other end of th...
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