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Apothecaries’ Hall

The oldest extant guildhall London belongs to the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. Originally a part of the Grocers’ Guild they split off to form their own society as ideas about medicine changed.

41 Cloth Fair

41 Cloth Fair is the oldest extant house in the city of London. Find out how it managed to survive the great fire of London because of its location, and tells us a lot about home life in early modern and medieval London.

Former site of Blackfriars Monastery

The Dominican monks, colloquially called the Blackfriars because of their black habits, had an impressive monastery after which this area of London is named. After intense involvement in Henry VIII’s love life, they were dissolved along with all of England’s other orders.

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Balfron Tower & Robin Hood Gardens

Balfron Tower, Poplar. The centerpiece of the Brownfield Estate, designed by Erno Goldfinger, and lightning rod in the debate over social housing and gentrification.