19: Temple Bar entrance to the City of London

Temple BarThe dragon on a plinth in the middle of the road marks the end of the Strand. It is where a stone gateway called Temple Bar once stood as the western entrance into the City of London. Other gates around the city are remembered in names you still see today such as Aldgate, Bishopsgate, Moorgate etc. The purpose of the gates was to control trade going in and out of the city.


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