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London - Chelsea
If a hurried traveller had only time to roam about one of the London boroughs I think he should choose Chelsea.
London - The Chelsea Physic Garden
One of the things I like best in Chelsea is the old herb garden, the Chelsea Physic Garden, that makes a home of peace with its base on the Embankment and the western angle at the beginning of Cheyne Walk and the end of the Royal Hospital Road.
London - Knightsbridge
Few people think of connecting the name of Knightsbridge with anything less modern than the big departmental shops, the Barracks or the cosy houses on the fringe of Mayfair and Belgravia.
London - Tattersall's
They go to Tattersall's and look at the horses to be sold next day. Tattersall's on a fine Sunday afternoon in the season is like a big reception by a not too exclusive hostess.
London - Ely House
As you come out of the Tube station, the view of Dover Street with its irregular skyline is a very modern one. It looks a rather dull, uninteresting place, given over to commerce and clubs.
London Museum
Quite near Dover Street, if you only knew it, is the one place where you may read the story of London spread out before you page by page better than anywhere else.
London - St. Jame's Church
I do not remember ever seeing anyone cross the paved courtyard of St. James's Church, Piccadilly, on a week-day, for though it was one of Wren's favourites among the churches he built.
London - The Haymarket Shoppe
It belongs to another day and generation, and through the old doorway the 20th-century passer-by can see the oaken shelves with their rows of old wooden boxes and snuff jars.
London - A King In Soho
Few Londoners can tell you where a king lies buried in Soho. Shelley may have been thinking of him when he gave his mad invitation to the old lady in the Highgate bus.
London - Trafalgar Square To Fleet Street
If business ever took you through that evil-smelling fishy Lower Thames Street, you would discover that Chaucer lived there for six years when he was Comptroller of the Petty Customs in the Port of London.
London - The Strand
Of all delightful places to meet memories of famous bygone people, the most intriguing is the Strand.
London - Water Gates
Buckingham Street, leading out of the Strand, is only a stone's throw from Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross and it is full of historic memories.
London - The Adelphi
Retracing your steps up Buckingham Street, turn to the right along Duke Street and John Street, and you will find yourself in the Adelphi, that oasis of calm quiet so near the roar of the bustling Strand.
London - St. Clement Danes
Nowadays, looking eastward up the Strand, the eye is caught by the two churches of St. Mary-le Strand and St. Clement Danes, standing isolated in the centre of the roadway.
London - Chapel Royal Of The Savoy
From St. Mary's and St. Clement's it is but a few minutes' walk back along the Strand to the Chapel Royal of the Savoy.
London - Prince Henry's Room
Prince Henry's room is one of those charming links with the past that lie unnoticed in the path of thousands who never stop to heed the story.
London - The Temple
I know of a public school and university man who has lived all his life in London and protests that he has never seen Westminster Abbey; there are certainly hundreds of people who have never seen the Temple.
London - Round About The Tower
I began my search for Roman remains in Strand Lane, which lies next door to the Strand station on the Holborn tube, and can be reached either by bus along the Strand or by District train to the Temple.
London - The Tower
Of course, for less squeamish people there is an unending interest in the historical and architectural features of the Tower.
London - Round About Cheapside
Cheapside and Fleet Street have points of resemblance, for they are both narrow highways to the City, crowded and bustling and full of history.
London - City Companies
Wandering in Cheapside, I came across some massive emblazoned coats-of-arms over great doorways, and found they always announced the halls of the City Companies of London.
London - Round About Holborn
And that, too, is another indignity. Very many people ask why the Marble Arch is stranded all by itself, like a rock from which the flood has receded.
London - Staple Inn
Staple Inn is one of the most delicious things in London. Out of the roar and hurry of Holborn you pass through the old Jacobean gateway with the facade of oaken beams into the tranquil old-world court where the noise suddenly dies away.
London - Gray's Inn
Gray's Inn, another of the gracious, leisurely London corners that few of London's visitors discover, lies to the north of Holborn in the Gray's Inn Road.
London - Hatton Garden
Hatton Garden, named after the queen's handsome chancellor and now the haunt of the diamond and pearl merchant, and also of organ grinders and ice-cream vendors.
London - St. Sepulchre's
A little further along Holborn, in Giltspur Street, you come to the old Church of St. Sepulchre, where we meet again the Tyburn prisoners.
London - Stone Effigies
Not the least of the quaint things that the seeing eye may note in London streets are the small statues and reliefs that give an odd variety to some of the houses.
London - Down Chancery Lane
The charming rustic-sounding name of Lincoln's Inn Fields is known to everyone - did not Mr. Tulkinghorne live there?
London - Soane Museum
There is one museum in London that I do not want to call a museum because in some ways it is so unlike one.
London - Lincoln's Inn
Lincoln's Inn Fields are bordered on the east side by Lincoln's Inn, but I like better to approach the old squares by the brick gatehouse in Chancery Lane.
London - Nevill's Court
A stone's throw from the east end of the Record Office is one of the most curious unnoticed corners of old London.
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