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Fleet Street

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Nice walk

Nice walk in that street. We're fans of Sweeney Todd so we were expecting allusions to the barber but we found only one. Nice buildings around there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nice walk in that street. We're fans of Sweeney Todd so we were expecting allusions to the barber but we found only one. Nice buildings around there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This is not Fleet Street, but actually Curzon Street. Fleet street is in SOHO near St. Paul's catherdral. Had an interesting conversation with a local gentleman who informed us of the unfortunate mistake.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Fleet Street is lined with reminders of its role at the centre of the British newspaper industry. Countless narrow lanes branch off it and often hide a characterful pub or historical treat you could easily walk past unknowingly. Here's a few sights to look for which can be very easily missed. Starting at the western end you have the Law... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Im a big fan of the musical and movie Sweeney Good and made it a point to walk Fleet street. Its a street with much to see for a nice stroll. If your a fanbof the musical you probably would want to go just to say you did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Walk along this street towards the great abbey of St Paul's and try to imagine what it must have been like in the past. From the time of Samuel Johnson, he who said "if you are tired of London you`re tired of life" to the years when the newspapers were published in great numbers. Along the way try to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

This is the street our hotel was located on. It is a beautiful and historic street to walk up and down...then again, we felt that way about every street in London. This place is absolutely amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is very nice to walk by Fleet Street. There is a very old pub there that probably Samuel Johnson said "If you are tired of London you`re tired of life"!!!! It is a very famous street in London and it is easy to find because it is down to St. Paul`s Cathedral. I`ve enjoyed very much to be walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

As is true of much of London, Fleet Street is brimming with history. For comparison, this is just a bit less interesting than Strand. Having said said that, they run into each other and it is definitely worth visiting both.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you are tired of typical London's attractions you should visit this place. It's near St Paul's cathedral but you will not find there crowds. This play has a great history. It's actually a birthplace of most of British world famous newspapers as more for a century offices of media has been located there. Somewhere you can find plaque incorporated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A visit to Fleet Street was a must as it was literally around the corner from our hotel. Fascinated by print media, I enjoyed spotting the remaining evidence that all print media was once based here. Many of the buildings are stunning.

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