Thursday 13 July 2017

More from the Walk in London with Jennifer ...

I am not doing posts in order, just
As they come and places of interest and architecture (old and new)
London Stone is a historic landmark traditionally housed at 111 Cannon Street in the City of London. It is an irregular block of oolitic limestone measuring 53 × 43 × 30 cm (21 × 17 × 12"), the remnant of a once much larger object that had stood for many centuries on the south side of the street. Currently the stone is housed at the
Museum of London pending reconstruction of the 111 Cannon Street building.

I took a photo of the pub as it just stood out to me because of the name ..
Just googled it and it has such great history. One to call into next time in London.
We have lots more to see in this area.
(Lots more to read in the link above)

This fine, Grade-II listed pub with its distinctive curved and recessed corner detail, dates from the early 19th century. The Sugar Loaf's first recorded landlord was John Curling who was pulling pints in 1839. At that time sugar was still sold in solid conical blocks known as loaves. The shape was an instantly recognisable symbol of trade, originally used by grocers and, later, by pubs. Here, the connection runs deeper because the area to the south of Cannon Street was once home to many small refineries where sugar was boiled and solidified.

Old and New
and I like both. 

Statue of a Cordwainer
in  Watling street, in the Cordwainer ward of the City of London,
which is historically where most cordwainers lived and worked.
The terms Cordwainer and cobbler have often been considered not interchangeable, according to a tradition in Britain that restricted cobblers to repairing shoes. In this usage, a cordwainer is someone who makes new shoes using new leather, whereas a cobbler is someone who repairs shoes.Medieval cordovan leather was used for the highest quality shoes, but cordwainers also used domestically produced leathers and were not solely producers of luxury footwear.

and said to be built from the timbers of old ships by Sir Christopher Wren,
the Ye Olde Watling is within a short stroll of Cheapside, Mansion House Tube and Cannon Street – and is truly one of a kind.
Another pub that I didn't know anything about and one full of history!!

I hope that you have enjoyed this little walk , there is
still more to come , but with work , I am slowly getting there.


  1. Thanks Anne, I have seen more of London in my virtual tour with you than I have seen in real life. I am not a fan of large cities and stay out of them as much as possible so touring with you is my ideal way to see these places. Great photos and info. Well done and thanks for sharing. Keep well and have a great weekend Diane xox

    1. Hello Diane , so glad that you are enjoying the tour around this area of London. It is an area I haven't been to before and Jennifer and I found it very interesting. I know you don't like big cities much though. Thanks for your great compliment . Take care and have a great weekend too. xoxo

  2. Next time I'm there, you'll have to take me on your personalized walking tour of all this! Wonderful post.

    1. Hello Leslie , it would be my pleasure. It is great to get out away from the normal sightseeing places . We would have fun :-)

  3. I love London. there is so much history in every street, even in the names if places. And we have a sugar loaf mountain in south Wales!

    1. Hello Liz , I love London too, especially out of the normal sightseeing places.. I never knew you had a Sugar Loaf mountain in South Wales and I lived there for 8 years!! thank for your comment :-)


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