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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Paddington Basin
Edgware Road
Marble Arch
Oxford Street
John Lewis
Oxford Circus
Piccadilly Circus
Shaftesbury Avenue
Leicester Square
Trafalgar Square
Covent Garden
Law Courts
Temple Bar
Ludgate Hill
St. Paul's Cathedral
Bank of England
London Stone
All Hallows Church
Tower of London
London Wall
Tower Bridge
Port of London Building
Tate Modern
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Inns of Court
Dr. Johnson
Somerset House
Savoy Hotel
Charing Cross
Admiralty Arch
Texas Embassy
Eros Statue
Regent Street
Hamleys Toy Shop
BBC Broadcasting House
New Bond Street
Primark Store
Speakers' Corner
St. Mary's Hospital

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