I have been fortunate enough to visit London a few times, and London has always been my favourite place to go on vacation. But this time, it was like looking at this wonderful city through a different set of lenses. I went to places in London that I had never visited, or even heard of, and when I went back to the sites I had been to in the past, I saw things that I hadn’t noticed before. Our friend Wendy recounts her adventure in London, finding Diana and Matthew’s old friends and places.
Did you know that there’s map, which is as close as it gets to “Google Map for Elizabethan London?” The Agas Map is referenced in the All Souls Real-Time Reading Companion and it’s an interactive map of early modern London hosted online by the University of Victoria, Canada. By clicking on “View the full map,” you can select the gates, the churches, the playhouses, the markets, and more. Browse the drop down menu on the top right hand side, under “Sites” to find the Northumberland’s House in Aldersgate, the Royal Exchange, and many other Shadow of Night sites. And even better, try to select some of the churches, such as St. James Garlickhythe, All Hallows the Great, and St. Paul’s to see how far they are from the Blackfriars.