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A lost circus district
At low tide, timbers have been discovered in the Thames mud south of Vauxhall bridge that represent the earliest evidence of settlement in London – from the Mesolithic era, 6,000 and more years ago.
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The Golden Boy at Cock Lane
The statue of the Golden Boy marks the spot where the Great Fire of London was finally stopped. It sits at the corner of Cock Lane in Smithfield, so-named because of the many brothels lining the street.