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New Cross Stadium

New Cross Stadium hosted speedway and greyhound racing and stood at the heart of sporting life south of the Thames for many years.

Queen’s Club at War

This viewpoint examines the history of one of London’s best known sporting venues during the Second World War through eye-witness accounts.

Marshall Street Baths

This viewpoint looks at the historic Marshall Street Baths and its role in hosting international swimming galas during the Second World War.

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Shakespeare’s ‘The Theatre’ and the Romeo & Juliet Street Art Mural

On New Inn Broadway in Shoreditch you can find a mural paying homage to two of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, Romeo and Juliet, located near to the site where it is believed that the play was first performed. In 2018, a team of archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) excavated the site of Shakespeare’s playhouse, ‘The Theatre’, building on evidence uncovered in their 2008 excavations. The street art piece on the outside of the building depicts the tragic romance of Romeo and Juliet in a fresco-style mural and was created by the Global Street Art Agency.