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River Fleet

Categories: Gardens / Agriculture

The Daily Mail has a useful map showing the route of the old Fleet River, buried long ago. It is said that you can still hear it gurgling past through a grating in Farringdon Road near the Guardian's old offices. And Diamond Geezer has tracked the entire course. In periods of heavy rain the river, or rather the storm drain that it has been converted into, gives out into the Thames at Blackfriars Bridge.

2016: You want to see the River Fleet? Londonist have the post for you.

2019: The Islington Tribune reported that the River Fleet flows beneath the basement of an extension at the Sekforde pub and it is now being used to generate heating and also to cool the beer. Would we all had a river in the basement!

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River Fleet

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Somers Town Mural

This mural was commissioned by the GLC in 1980 and moved to this site by St P...

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Tipperary pub

Maps showing the route of the River Fleet do not show it passing through this...

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Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace

The materials used in the construction of the 1861 International Exhibition were sold and re-used in this building. Named after Princess Alexandra, newly married to the Prince of Wales, opened as "...

Place, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials
Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

Originally known as the 'Royal Horticultural Society Great Spring Show', it was first held at the RHS garden in Kensington. It moved to The Royal Hospital, Chelsea in 1905 and now takes place annua...

Event, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Bishop Henry Compton

Bishop Henry Compton

Bishop of London from 1675 to 1713. Born Warwickshire. After a period in Charles II's army he chose the church and within 5 years was made a bishop and a member of the Privy Council. His strong op...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Religion

1 memorial
Charles Bridgeman

Charles Bridgeman

Landscape gardener.  As Royal Gardener 1726-38, he laid out Kensington Gardens for Queen Caroline.  Apart from when he was staying away on the job, he lived from 1723 to  his death at what is now 5...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

3 memorials
Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

Interested in rural science and one of the chief patrons of the Bath and West Agricultural Society of which he was President at the time of his death. His youngest politician brother, William (176...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial