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The Welsh Borough Chapel has just been renovated. One of its founders was ‘Gin Shop Jones’ – an old sign on its rear wall reads ’Commit No Nuisance’.
From near the Globe theatre the dramatic view across the Thames included the recent ’Gherkin’, ‘Walkie Talkie’, and ’Cheese Grater’ buildings, all of which were outshone by glorious St Paul’s.
Near the riverside Anchor pub was the site of the Anchor brewery which, in the 18th century, had the greatest output in the world. The wife of its owner, MP Henry Thrale, was Hester Salisbury, a socialite from a wealthy Caernarvonshire family.
Little remains of Winchester Palace from which the Bishop once issued permits for prostitution in the area (these poor girls were known as Winchester geese).
We concluded our walk at Southwark Cathedral and thanked Caroline for planning a walk with such a variety of places of interest to show us.
at the famous Shard building, right, Welsh Society explored Southwark