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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Famous Fleet street pub dating from the sixteenth century, haunt of a gamut of literary types including Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse, Charles Dickens and the imaginary Hercule Poirot
The Inner Temple
An account of a patch of land between Fleet Street and the Thames. Now occupied residentially by judges and senior lawyers and enclosing the Inner Temple library and nearby Temple Church, the land was originally leased by the Knights Templar in the fourteenth century. Its rose garden was later – according to William Shakespeare – the place where the fifteenth century War of the Roses began.
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Helford Passage and the Ferryboat Inn
From medieval ferry crossing to secret World War II operations, the waterside hamlet of Helford Passage was formerly a far busier place than it appears today.