What is Fleet Street?

  • (noun): British journalism.
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Fleet Street

Fleet Street is a street in the City of London named after the River Fleet, London's largest underground river. It was the origin and home of the British newspapers until the 1980s. Even though the last major British news office, Reuters, left in 2005, the term Fleet Street continues to be used as a metonym for the British national press.

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Some articles on Fleet Street:

Benjamin Cole (instrument Maker) - Works
... from the Orrery adjoining the Globe Tavern, in Fleet Street, London ... This address became 136 Fleet Street about 1760 and 200 Fleet Street in later years ...
Serjeant-at-law - Organisation - Serjeant's Inn
... as Scroope's Inn, which was abandoned by 1498 for the one in Fleet Street, which was pulled down during the 18th century, and one on Chancery Lane, pulled down in 1877 ... The Inn on Fleet Street existed from at least 1443, when it was rented from the Dean of York ... The Fleet Street Inn had fallen into a "ruinous state", and the Serjeants had been unable to obtain a renewal of their lease ...
Media In London
... most of the national newspapers were concentrated in Fleet Street, but in the 1980s they relocated to new premises with automated printing works ... The last major news agency in Fleet Street, Reuters, moved to Canary Wharf in 2005, but Fleet Street is still commonly used as a collective term for the ... daily newspaper titles - the Evening Standard and Metro, both of which are available on the streets and at London tube and railway stations ...
Fiction and Drama About Fleet Street - Non-fiction
... Alan Watkins A Short Walk Down Fleet Street ... Linda Melvern "The End of the Street" (1986) ...
National Movie Awards - Winners & Nominations - 2nd NMA (2008)
... Prince Caspian The Golden Compass Musical Mamma Mia! Enchanted Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Superhero The Dark Knight Iron Man Hancock The Incredible Hulk Performance (Male ...

More definitions of "Fleet Street":

  • (noun): A street in central London where newspaper offices are situated.

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