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Battle of Turnham Green

This battle took place in November 1642 near the village of Turnham Green in the first few months of the English Civil War. The Parliamentary army, along with many ordinary Londoners rallied to prevent the forces of King Charles I take the city in an important strategic victory.

Eastcheap

In medieval times, Eastcheap was the main meat market in the City of London, with butchers’ stalls lining both sides. It was also the location of Falstaff’s Boar’s Head Inn, featured in Shakespeare’s plays and the home to Nehemiah Wallington, the woodturner whose notebooks reveal a great deal about life in the seventeenth-century city.

The Whalebone and the Levellers

This tavern in Lothbury was once a headquarters of the Levellers, radicals who during the English civil who proposed changes to the political and legal systems in what are today seen as early calls for democracy.

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Chelsea Creek

A buried river and a lost neighbourhood.