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Fleet Street

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shadow of its former self

Once upon a time this street used to hum with activity.Large lorries delivering huge vedrums of paper to the printing presses.However some fine buildings have been left... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did the walk along this street hoping to see some iconically architectured press buildings, but more impressive were the little lane ways that run off the main road - keep an eye out for them!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Once upon a time this street used to hum with activity.Large lorries delivering huge vedrums of paper to the printing presses.However some fine buildings have been left behind.There is the former Telegraph building and the startling black art deck former express building.well worth the walk to view the exterior.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

what a street, the old printing houses, the only pub in london that remain un burnt in the great london fire, what a location to spend your afternoon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We had been on a long walk through central London and had paused for a bite to eat in Trafalgar Square. After a short break in the square we walked on up the Strand which took us directly into Fleet Street. Fleet Street was once the home to Britain’s major newspapers. They have all gone now and the street appears... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I am not sure if this ever was a tourist attraction but now it certainly isnt lots of high rise building and no newspaper office to catch celebs dashing in and out of so not a lot here and a good way out of the main tourist areas

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Fleet Street is known throughout the world as the home of British newspapers, but most these moved from Fleet Street some years ago. There are a few notable buildings to be found, such as the Temple Bar Memorial, Prince Henry’s Room and Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub, but other than that there is very little of note. We visited on... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We got a good look at Fleet Street, but I didn't come away with much of a positive feeling. I guess I just don't know enough about British newspapers in historical perspective to appreciate what I was seeing. In any event, I was underwhelmed. .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

From the Law courts to Ludgate Circus this was the home of national and less well known papers and other publications. Those days are gone but the buildings remain, even if some have been re-modelled internally to house well known investment banks. Not sure if there is any above-ground evidence of the River Fleet.

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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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