Fleet Street is synonymous with newspapers. All the major newspapers of London were printed on this street till the 1980's. Now their offices and presses have moved to Canary Wharf. The first Printing press was started in Shoe Lane off this Street, sometime around 1500AD.There originally was a river called Fleet, over which this Street was laid. I always associated the name of this street with the fleetness of the reporters who worked in the Press. In olden days there was no internet, and the reporters would have to be fleet footed to reach the press fast with their news!The Street has the famous pub, Ye Old Cheshire Cheese located on it. This pub was frequented by Charles Dickens, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Tennyson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.It has been in existence since the 16th Century and maintains it's old world charm and dark interiors.Walking down this street is like walking into History. On one side is St. Paul's Cathedral, on the other side are the Royal Courts of Justice. One walks onto Strand and passes by The London School of Economics and Political Science. The famous Savoy Hotel is located close by. St. Bride's Church is located on this Street.This Church was restored by Sir Christopher Wren. John Milton worshiped here and Samuel Pepys the famous historian who wrote an eye witness account of the Great Fire of London of 1666 was christened here.It is easy to reach the street, as there are a number of tube stations nearby. Temple, Chancery Lane, and Blackfriars underground and the City Thameslink station is also close by. It is well connected by bus service too. I love walking here and feel History being created here with all those famous Newspapers working on this street non stop!
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