King William Street, London
King William Street is a road in the City of London, the historic and financial centre of London. It runs from its northern end at Lombard Street at St Mary Woolnoth, just south of Bank junction where nine streets converge, heading southeast to Monument junction, where Gracechurch Street and Cannon Street converge. It then continues south beyond this junction onto London Bridge.
The road houses a number of investment banks and City firms. Rothschild's main London office occupies No. 1, King William Street, originally built as the head office of the London Assurance Corporation on the site of the first clubhouse of the Gresham Club. Adelaide House, a Grade II listed building, is located at its southern end, adjacent to London Bridge.
- Unreal City,
- Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
- A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
- I had not thought death had undone so many.
- Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
- And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.
- Flowed up the hill and down King William Street,
- To where Saint Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
- With a dead sound on the final stroke of nine.
At the time he wrote this section, Eliot was working for a bank in the City.
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