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The Old Oak Estate

A cottage estate built by the London County Council from 1911 – ‘the culminating achievement of the Council’s venture into garden suburb planning before the First World War’.

The Brandon Estate

A showpiece council estate of the London County Council opened in 1960, famous its 18-storey point blocks and a Henry Moore sculpture.

The Dover House Estate, Putney

A ‘Homes for Heroes’ estate begun by the London County Council in 1919 and reckoned – with its Arts and Crafts touches and greenery and open space to be one of the Council’s finest.

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The Tower of London

Although never officially a prison, the Tower of London has held hundreds of London’s most dangerous prisoners. Like the story of the Tower itself, its role as prison is a varied one.