Fleet Street
Named after the river Fleet, which now runs under Farringdon St, Fleet St is associated with news hounds, and its association with printing began in 1500 with pioneer Wynkyn de Worde who printed nearly 800 books from his offices near Shoe Lane. Throughout the 1500s publishing flourished in the street, and in 1702 the first newspaper was printed. Until a few years ago the street was dominated by 100s of national and provincial papers. Most of the major national papers were located here. Since the digital printing revolution, most have moved, and only Reuters remains. However, the street, its alleyways and courtyards still resonate to its historic literary tradition, and the many great names who live and worked here.



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