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Fleet Street

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Nice buildings but no more newspapers

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
David G
Boca Raton, Florida

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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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