Whitbread Stables

whitbread_stables

Whitbread started brewing in Finsbury in 1742 and became very successful. By the late 1800s, they needed more stabling for their horses than they had room for at the huge … Read more

St. Mary’s Nunnery

St James Clerkenwell

This church in the photo is St. James Clerkenwell, built by a local architect, James Carr, in 1788-92. It lies on the same ground as the far more ancient buildings … Read more

The City Pest House

Finsbury Pest House and Plague Pit

If you lived in the City of London and showed symptoms of plague in 1593, you were sent to one of the ‘Pest Houses’ outside the City boundaries to recover….or … Read more