On London; uncovering both historical gems and current news - Central District Alliance

On London; uncovering both historical gems and current news

Over the past year, we have relished the opportunity of working with Vic Keegan at On London, to publish a series of pieces about the history of the CDA district. With articles including the history of Holborn’s Gamages department store, the home of Kodak and revolutionary Clerkenwell scholars, Vic uncovered some unexpected historical gems! To see the full suite of articles, please scroll down.

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Vic Keegan uncovers the history of the CDA district;

Article 1: The hidden history of Clerkenwell’s Red Bull theatre

Article 2: Where to find some real old Holborn

Article 3: Bloomsbury’s wondrous church spire

Article 5: Bloomsbury Square’s bloody and intriguing history

Article 6: Hatton Garden – first home of London’s famous Foundling Hospital

Article 7: Poetry, plague and St Giles-in-the-Fields

Article 8: The long bar and longer backstory of High Holborn’s Cittie of Yorke

Article 9: How Clerkenwell became the gin capital of the world

Article 10: The two sides of Bloomsbury’s Sir Hans Sloane

Article 11: The Clerkenwell Priory and the Peasants’ Revolt

Article 12: Lincoln’s Inn Fields – its west side story

Article 13: Margaret Cavendish, singular scholar of Clerkenwell

Article 14: What Holborn gave to football

Article 15: Gamages – Holborn’s pioneer department store

Article 16: St Mary’s Nunnery and the well that gave Clerkenwell its name

Article 17: Olaudah Equiano, slavery survivor and Hatton Garden scribe

Article 18: Hidden histories of a Bloomsbury hotel

Article 19: Edward Cave, the magazine trailblazer of Clerkenwell

Article 20: Turnmill Street – the Clerkenwell artery that captures London’s reinventions

Article 21: Red Clerkenwell Green

Article 22: The Great Beer Flood of St Giles

Article 23: The Clerkenwell House of Detention

Article 24: Clerkenwell, home of the Kodak empire

Article 25: The rich and red backstory of the White Hart of St Giles


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