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Fleet Street is situated in The City and stretches from Temple bar in the west until Ludgate Hill in the east.
TThe first thing that springs to mind when you think about Fleet Street is the journalism for this is where Britain's newspaper industry was focused for nearly 500 years. William Caxton first invented the printing press in the 15th century. Then when Caxton died, his successor Wynkyn de Worde moved the business to Fleet Street where other printing businesses followed.|
Throughout its history the area has also long been associated with literary figures, for example Ben Johnson, Samuel Pepys and more recently Charles Dickens.
In the late 1980s, however, the papers left the area, and so Fleet Street lost its heart. You can still see the old newspaper buildings where papers such as the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express used to be housed, but for most people it's just not the same.
But you can still get excellent views of The City from Fleet Street, most notably at night when you can look across to the floodlit St Paul's Cathedral.
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