Artillery Lane

Artillery Lane by Lawl

Artillery Lane by Lawl via Flickr

A 10 minute walk from the office is one of the most atmospheric streets in London, Artillery Lane, nr. Liverpool Street Station in Spitalfields, EC2.

In the 16th century this area was comprised of open fields outside the city walls and was used primarily for recreational purposes. In 1537, Henry VIII granted a Royal Warrant to the Honorable Artillery Company and later permitted it to practice in these fields. Several of the streets hereabouts bear the name Artillery, derived from the Artillery barracks that once stood here (Source: London Walks).

If you get a chance, check it out.

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