• LOCATION 16 | Charles Dickens from Furnival's Inn to Doughty Street

    Guilford Place statue and Lamb's Conduit Street

    Stop here and have a look at the statue. The woman holding an urn represents the water source or "conduit" which once provided water for the local community. This conduit was man-made in the Elizabethan age, by damming the Fleet River. The person who created the conduit also provided water pails for poor women, so they could take the water to their homes. His name was William Lamb. Now, if you're still facing the statue, head down the road ahead of you. This is Lamb's Conduit Street, named after William Lamb. I'll be back when you get to the next four-street junction.

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Charles Dickens from Furnival's Inn to Doughty Street