After exiting the Temple Area, I moved into the Fleet Street.
I didn't know that this street was named after the Fleet River, the largest underground river in London. Be that as it may, from 1500 AD, printing and publications is what this street is famous for.
Two griffins rampant on the two sides of this iron structure. What is this?
Massive clock in the front, it looks like of the Mad Ludwig’s castles no?
Barclays bank…what’s so interesting about this bank?
In the dim and distant past, Goslings Bank was based out of a Goldsmith’s and this was his sign, 3 squirrels. Now its hundreds of years past and we still see the signs…Here is the amazing story of Goslings Bank.
An extraordinary building, I think this is the Prince Henry’s Room. I wasnt able to pop in here, its a museum now, but was once owned by the Templars and is one of the very few buildings in this area which survived the Great Fire of 1666.
An old newspaper building which used to house the London offices of these Scottish Newspapers way back 2 centuries back.
Couple of additional brick buildings which are very narrow next to the Dundee Telegraph building.
This chap nearly bowled me over and handed me this notice, saying that if you want to take photographs, pop over to the London Occupy camp, but that’s for a later photo essay.
I looked back at Fleet Street. Its amazing, for almost 300 years, it produced what we now know as the newspaper industry globally, it has come up with most of the innovations as we know of, this was the centre of the information highway. Fascinating.