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BLEWCOAT SCHOOL, VICTORIA

Blewcoat School, Victoria

Built in 1709 to house a charity school founded in 1688 by William Greene, a local London brewer. This Blewcoat school (one of many that can be found across the capital) educated and clothed twenty boys form the parishes of St Margaret and St John...

House of St Barnabas

House of St Barnabas

Built in the 1740s and a great example of Georgian Housing, this building in Soho Square has been a charity helping homeless women since 1863. Before then, rather bizarrely, it was the offices of ‘Westminster Commissioner for Works for Sewers’ (which later became the catchier Metropolitan...

Soho’s Golden Arm

Formerly Rose Street, Manette Street got its current name from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (published 1859) specifically, the character Dr Manette who lived in a quiet and quaint area near Soho Square;“In a building at the back attainable by a courtyard where...