Antique print dated 1896. The page is over 120 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it within a gold frame with mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in a brown frame, your choice. RL.54.
Entitled – The Borough.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
The Borough. – The High Street, Borough, serving for many centuries as the entrance into London from Surrey and Kent, has always been a very important thoroughfare of the Metropolis. But what a different feature does the Southwark entrance to London Bridge present to what it did a few years ago ! The Borough lies on the Surrey side of London Bridge, and is one of the busiest parts of London, as may be judged from this view. In the Borough will be found the head-quarters of the hop trade, the merchants’ and factors’ offices clustering thickly about the north end of the High Street. The Borough Market, at the foot of St. Saviour’s Church, is one of the largest fruit and vegetable markets in London. The beautiful church of St. Saviour’s, close to the western corner of the southern approach to the bridge, although externally spoilt and dwarfed by the high-level line of railway that runs by its side, is one of the ecclesiastical gems of London. A little to the west of St. Saviour’s is situated Messrs. Barclay, Perkins, and Co.’s Brewery, partly on the former site of the old Globe Theatre. This brewery covers an area of about twelve acres, forming a miniature town of houses, sheds, lofts, stables, and courts. Having crossed London Bridge and entered the Borough, the district which lies on the right or west of the pedestrian is called Bankside. In the Borough High Street, while proceeding south, we shall find relics of some famous hostelries. It was in the yard of the White Hart Inn, in the Borough, that Sam Weller was first discovered by the world officiating as “boots.” But the glory of Southwark was the old Tabard Inn, which Chaucer immortalized as the rendezvous of the Canterbury pilgrims, on their way to the shrine of Thomas a Becket.
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