Plaque

Daily Courant

Inscription

The Corporation of the City of London
In a house near this site was published in 1702 the Daily Courant, first London daily newspaper.

Site: Janina Gehlau, Daily Courant, King Lud (4 memorials)

EC4, Ludgate Hill

Number 12, the eastern half of the building on this concave corner is, 2014, occupied by Leon, but it used to be the pub The King Lud. Built in 1870, architect Lewis H. Isaacs, the Lost Pubs Project has a picture of it in 1969. These 3 images of King Lud seem to be original to the building so we imagine it was built and opened as a pub with that name, prompted by the proximity of the supposed site of the old Lud Gate. The western half of this building (Santander) was built in 1872.

The Daily Courant plaque is to the lower right of the photograph.

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Daily Courant

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Daily Courant

First daily newspaper to be published in England. Published by Elixabeth Mall...

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Corporation of the City of London

The municipal governing body of the City of London. Officially the 'Mayor and...

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Janina Gehlau

Janina Gehlau

Janina was brought down by a left-turning lorry at about 11.30am on Friday 17...

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King Lud - 2 entrances

King Lud - 2 entrances

The two Leon doorways are each topped with this bust.

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