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Here’s another one of those windows I mentioned before. I like to think about all the people who’ve peered through it over the years.

Dolphin-vaulting over the bridge!

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The origins of the church were in the last decade of the 19th Century when Archibald Cameron Corbett, a Scottish Member of Parliament acquired a large area of land in Hither Green for the purpose of housing development. He was a man of strong Christian convictions and, mindful of the spiritual needs of the new community taking root, made available plots of land on which places of worship could be created. A large number of properties had already been built when in 1899 the London Baptist Association took the opportunity of securing the site on which our present buildings stand. A group of Baptists began meeting together in July of that year at a house in Torridon Road (No.31) before moving to the wooden and corrugated iron building known as the 'Tin Tabernacle' constructed where our church halls now stand. The foundation stones of our present church building were laid in 1902, construction work went ahead and the newly erected building, costing £6,243, was ready for occupation, the opening ceremony taking place on July 8th 1903.

George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, loved his name so much back in 1672 that he named 5 streets in the Strand area after himself, and Villiers Street is one of them. Here, you will come across Gordon's Wine Bar (once home to Rudyard Kipling and Samuel Pepys). Richard Steele, founder of ‘Tatler’ and ‘The Spectator’ also lived in the street in 1712. The rather strange passageway in the foreground is part of the Charing Cross Hotel (now the Amba Hotel), built by E.M Barry, son of Charles and House of Commons architect. The hotel was one of Victorian London’s great railway hotels. I do love all these quirky architectural surprises when you look up, don't you? #charingcross #londonhistory #villiersstreet #gordonswinebar #londonsbestbars #embankment #londonhotels * * * * #london #londres #visitbritain #londonbylondoners #londonblogger #londonist #hellolondon #anglophile #british #london_only #topukphoto #ukpotd #visitengland #visitbritain #mysecretlondon #gramminginlondon #londoncityworld #mydarlinglondon

The Beehive - One of London's oldest pubs, established since 1884

⏰ With your 48 hour ticket, don't leave London undiscovered with everything from museums to markets, it's your passport to a great city trip! Link in bio #myoriginaltour