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Fleet Street

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A Street Of History

We started our walk around this area of London from 32 Fenchurch Street (The Cheesegrater ). Walked pass many historical buildings including St Paul's. Some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

With help from a website, located the site of Sweeney Todd's (supposed) Barbershop (next to St. Dunstan's) and the Pie Shop a little further along near an alley.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We started our walk around this area of London from 32 Fenchurch Street (The Cheesegrater ). Walked pass many historical buildings including St Paul's. Some of The Thames & obviously Fleet Street ! Fleet Street is full of history, with many places to stop & drink or eat. You can just imagine the buzz from them in the days when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was once the newspaper centre of London but all they all moved away. There are a couple of nice traditional English pubs. Otherwise it's just a street that you walk through to different attractions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This street was the home of British national newspapers until the `80s. Even though the last major news office (namely Reuters) left the street in 2005, the term "Fleet Street" continues to be used as a metonym for the British national press.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Reminds me of South Street Philly. Be sure to visit the old Twinnings Tea shop! Also contains the only building to withstand the Great London Fire in this area, marked by a plaque, but blink and you will miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Named, of course, after the River Fleet which formerly flowed on the surface (at the eastern extremity of the street) to where Blackfriars Bridge now stands, It links Strand with Ludgate Hill and used to be synonymous with the printing of newspapers, but Reuters was the last news-gathering organisation to move out some years ago. What a 'hive of activity'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a pleasant walk with plenty of sights to see (especially St Paul's Cathedral) with food and drink places. During the week you will also see lawyers running around.

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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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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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