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The City of London is cut through with a web of alleyways, some of them still cobbled, which reflect its past as a place of conviviality and gossip.
One such alleyway, and frequently cited as one of the City's most evocative and attractive is Lovat Lane, although that was not its original name.
Temple Bar once marked the western limit of the City, and took its name from the Temple Church nearby.
The monument that stands outside the Royal Courts of Justice marking the original site of the gate was erected in 1880, topped with the symbol of the City, a winged dragon.
Behind a rather foreboding grill and set in an unprepossessing recess on Cannon Street (Grade II-listed) sits the London Stone, reputed to the place from which Romans measured all distances in Britain.
It became recognised as the symbolic authority of the City Of London, appearing in ceremonial functions, such as deals and oaths.
On an April day in 1993, an IRA bomb ripped through the City of London, killing one and injuring more than 40.
The IRA gave coded warnings in advance and most of those injured were security workers. The one fatality was a freelance photographer.
In March 1982, the Queen opened a new landmark building in London, one that had been 15 years in the making.
The Barbican, in the City, was earmarked for conferences and the arts and covered more than five acres of Cripplegate.