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  • proper n. a street in the City that runs from St Paul's Churchyard, joining Fleet Street at Ludgate Circus


from the old Lud Gate built by King Lud in 66 BC (Wiktionary)


  • [Footnote 1: In old times the name Ludgate Hill was given to that part which ran up from the Fleet to the City Gate.

    Old St. Paul's Cathedral

  • So Wyatt went on toward the city, and all the way he had to fight, and at last he was taken prisoner on Ludgate Hill, which is not far from St. Paul's Cathedral.

    The Children's Book of London

  • Alderman Sir W.P. Treloar, in his excellent little book on "Ludgate Hill," puts forth another idea.

    The Inns and Taverns of "Pickwick"; with Some Observations on Their Other Associations,

  • Well, there’s naught but the eight o’clock service over at the Savage, and consider: you must make your way up Ludgate Hill, which is near impossible, this time o’ day, and likely as not you miss the coach, or find it full.

    The Blackstone Key

  • In March 1734 when Anne, Princess Royal, married William, Prince of Orange, it lined Ludgate Hill with pyramids of 2,000 lamps, but when encouraged to commission a celebratory statue there, the City announced that its loyal address was quite sufficient and had the added advantage of not blocking the streets.

    Letters: Clock wise

  • I thought I could see back through remains of the Blitz to Dr. Johnson's shattered crockery and beyond, to the scraps left behind by the Romans, who built a temple to the goddess Diana on nearby Ludgate Hill.

    England, My England (Never Having Been There)

  • Robert Wightman suspected Cruden of stalking a wealthy gentlewoman, and perhaps regarded him as a rival for her affections.21 Mr C soon realised that his coach was travelling in the wrong directionup the Strand via Ludgate Hill, instead of along Chancery Lane, and he demanded to know if he was being taken to Bethlem.


  • Ludgate Hill from the steps of the Cathredral 1898

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • At Holborn Bridge, and on Holborn Hill, the confusion was greater than in any other part; for the crowd that poured out of the city in two great streams, one by Ludgate Hill, and one by

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Ludgate Hill, counting one of the neighbouring bells, making sentences and burdens of songs out of it in spite of himself, and wondering how many sick people it might be the death of in the course of the year.

    Little Dorrit


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