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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.

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.

Blackheath

During the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, the peasants gathered on Blackheath to hear sermons from John Ball, before attacking London.

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Rocking Against Racism

This viewpoint uses the Carnival Against the Nazis in Victoria Park as an avenue to explore the birth of the Rock Against Racism movement.