Arundel House

Arundel House was a town-house or palace located between the Strand and the Thames, near St Clement Danes.

It was originally the town house of the Bishops of Bath and Wells, during the Middle Ages. In 1539 it was given to William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Southampton. The Roman Baths, Strand Lane were situated within the grounds, and remain in the ownership of the National Trust.

Old Houses in Wych Street

Wych Street was a street in London, roughly where Australia House now stands on Aldwych. It ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point towards the southern end of Drury Lane. The street was demolished by the London County Council in around 1901, as part of the redevelopment that created the Kingsway and Aldwych.

Old Cockspur Street

Old Cockspur Street. Illustration from Old and New London by Edward Walford (Cassell, c 1880).

On the right is the Fire Station of the Phoenix company – at this time, fire services are provided by independent companies who race one another to the scene of the fire.