How Did The City Of London's Gates Get Their Names?

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Last Updated 24 July 2023

How Did The City Of London's Gates Get Their Names?

The City of London was once surrounded by a defensive wall, originally built by the Romans and enlarged in the middle ages. It was served by several gates, whose names are still in evidence today.

Editor-at-Large of Londonist Matt Brown takes us on a tour around the sites of these gates, and looks for the clues that remain.

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