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I did something recently that I haven't done for a long time. I bought a couple of maps and a picture, and I blame it all on my nephew. If I hadn't been taking him to see the Horrible Histories stage show at the Garrick Theatre, I wouldn't have found myself near one of my favourite shops with time on my hands and money in my purse.The shop is called Notions Antiquaria in Cecil Court - an interesting street with a number of book and print dealers, and quite a lot of history of its own.
Before the erection of Great George Street
The maps I bought come from 'Old and New London' and show Westminster between 1734 and 1748, before the building of Great George Street and Parliament Street, respectively.