Marlborough St. Bow St. Vine St. St Paul’s

£30.00

Four contrasting locations of London that blend the historic red light area of Soho with the legal history of Bow and Vine street, through to the religious icon that is St Paul’s.

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  • Great Marlborough Street runs west to east through the western part of Soho in London. At its western end it joins Regent Street. Streets crossing, or meeting with, Great Marlborough Street are, from west to east, Kingly Street, Argyll Street, Carnaby Street, and Poland Street. At its eastern end, it becomes Noel Street.
  • Bow Street is a thoroughfare in Covent Garden, Westminster, London. It was constructed in 1633 and has held a number of important buildings, including Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and the Royal Opera House.
  • Vine Street is a street in Westminster, London, running from Swallow Street, parallel to Regent Street and Piccadilly. It is now a dead end that was shortened from a longer road in the early 18th century owing to the building of Regent Street. From the 18th to 20th century, it was home to Vine Street Police Station, originally a watch-house, but later one of the busiest police stations in the world, where the Marquess of Queensberry was charged with libel againstOscar Wilde. There was also a court house in the 18th and early 19th century. The street’s association with law has led to it being grouped with Bow Street and Marlborough Street on the standard British Monopoly board
  • St Paul’s Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. The present church, dating from the late 17th century, was designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren. Its construction, completed in Wren’s lifetime, was part of a major rebuilding programme in the City after the Great Fire of London. The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires of Wren’s City churches, dominated the skyline for 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962. The dome is among the highest in the world. St Paul’s is the second largest church building in area in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral.

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Dimensions 21 × 29.5 cm

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