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Fleet Street

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World-famous street.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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