Fleet Street is within the City of London and runs from Ludgate Circus to the Strand. It takes its name from the Fleet river, which was channelled underground into Fleet Street from Holborn bridge in 1732 by an order of Parliament. The river has long since been covered over but still runs underground.
Fleet Street was once the most concentrated newspaper district in the world and was London's journalistic hub until the mid-1980's, when most of the newspapers left for the new Docklands development.
Today Fleet Street still attracts many visitors who come to see the four medieval Inns of Court and timber frames Ye Olde Cock Tavern, Wren's beautiful St Bride's Church, the Samuel Pepys Museum and the Temple Bar Memorial which marks the boundary between the City and Westminster.
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