Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London, as recommended by The Telegraph. You can listen in-browser, or subscribe via iTunes or RSS. We’re also available on Stitcher.
Londonist Out Loud is presented and produced by N Quentin Woolf.
This week's guest is writer Tom Bolton, who meets N Quentin in Barbican to discuss neighbourhoods of London that have long vanished. We learn how the area around Barbican, known as Cripplegate, was destroyed overnight by Nazi bombs. The demise was expedited by the fact Barbican was the centre of London's rag trade, therefore highly flammable. We also discover other lost London locations mentioned in Tom's latest book, including White City and Ratcliff.
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