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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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Sir C. Wentworth Dilke (Snr)

Sir C. Wentworth Dilke (Snr)

Art patron. Horticultural editor. Born London. 1st baronet. Known as Wentworth to distinguish him from his father of the same name. Pity this care in naming did not extend to the next generation. A...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration, Russia

1 memorial
St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, churchyard garden

St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, churchyard garden

Churchyard closed for burials and given to the Vestry of Bermondsey on 17 May 1882, it was opened to the public on 28 February 1883.

Place, Gardens / Agriculture, Religion

1 memorial
John Lindley

John Lindley

Botanist and horticulturist. Born at Catton, near Norwich. He was appointed assistant secretary to the Horticultural Sociery of London in 1827, and in 1827 was Professor of Botany at University Col...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund

Now known as the World Wide Fund for Nature. It is an international non-governmental organisation, working in wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human intervention on the environment. J...

Group, Animals, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration

2 memorials
William Morris Company

William Morris Company

Originally founded as Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. in 1861 by William Morris and Pre-Raphaelite friends. It produced textiles, wallpapers, stained glass and tapestries, mainly with medieval-i...

Group, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial