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The Bull and Mouth Inn

The Bull and Mouth was an important coaching inn in the 17th through 19th century. This viewpoint focuses on the inn’s importance to the growth of 17th-century London Quakerism.

The Salmon School

In the 17th century, the Salmon school was one of the biggest and most renowned girls’ schools in the London area and the country. The school taught girls from middling and elite families for approximately 40 years.

St Augustine’s Church

Before there was St John-at-Hackney, there was St Augustine’s Church, which was Hackney’s parish church from 1275 to 1789.

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The Toilet Tower on Conduit Mews

This viewpoint focusses on a toilet tower (a series of bathrooms stacked in the shape of a helix), built as part of scheme to transform four Victorian terraced houses into student housing in Paddington, London, in the late-1960s. More specifically, how architects Nicholas Grimshaw and Terry Farrell promoted plastics in architecture on aesthetic grounds in a way which has ultimately proved to be unsustainable.