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The site of St. Anselm’s Church, Coventry Park

A lost church, destroyed in the Second World War, leaves a strange, triangular space and a sense that something is still missing.

Will Hay’s house

The former house of comic actor Will Hay, a star of the 1930s and a renowned amateur astronomer.

Vauxhall Timbers

At low tide, timbers have been discovered in the Thames mud south of Vauxhall bridge that represent the earliest evidence of settlement in London – from the Mesolithic era, 6,000 and more years ago.

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Eastcheap

In medieval times, Eastcheap was the main meat market in the City of London, with butchers’ stalls lining both sides. It was also the location of Falstaff’s Boar’s Head Inn, featured in Shakespeare’s plays and the home to Nehemiah Wallington, the woodturner whose notebooks reveal a great deal about life in the seventeenth-century city.