City Matters Edition 054



Artizan Street Library & Community Centre

1 Artizan St, E1 7AF

Fuller’s - The Old Bank of England

194 Fleet St, EC4A 2LT

Pod Good Food

75 King William Street, EC4N 7BE

Temple Brew House

46 Essex St, WC2R 3JF

Barbican Library

Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Giddy Up Coffee

Fortune Street Park, EC1Y 0SB

Protestant Truth Society Inc - Book Shop

184 Fleet St, EC4A 2HJ

The Franklin Building

124 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DP

Bishopsgate Institute Library

230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH

Jeeves Dry Cleaners

131 Fleet St, EC4A 2BH

Rome Coffee Cart

3 Fleet Place, EC4M 7RD

The M Bar

48-51 Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LT

City of London Information Centre

St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8BX

Coffee Stall

In front of St Mary Abchurch,

Abchurch Lane, EC4N 7BA

Coppa Club

4 St. Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AY

El Vino Wine Merchant

6 Martin Lane, Cannon St, EC4R 0DP

Fuller’s - The Counting House

50 Cornhill, EC3V 3PD

J Rogers & Sons - Shoe Repair

28 Liverpool St, EC2M 7PD

Guildhall Library

Aldermanbury, EC2V 7HH

Merchant House

13 Well Court, EC4M 9DN

8 Bride Court, EC4Y 8DU

Nincom Soup

Old Street Station, EC1Y 1BE


58 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8LS

Scott’s Shoe Repair & Dry Cleaners

City Thameslink, Holborn Concourse, EC4M 7RA

65 Ludgate Hill, EC4M 7JH

Old Street Station, EC1Y 1BE

Shoe Lane Library

Little Hill House, Little New Street, EC4A 3JR

Spitalfields Market E1

Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, E1 6AA

Sweetings Restaurant

39 Queen Victoria St, EC4N 4SF

The Natural Kitchen

15-17 New St Square, Fetter Lane, EC4A 3AP

176 Aldersgate St, EC1A 4HR


Leadenhall Market

1-3 Whittington Ave, EC3V 1PJ

Ye Old Cheshire Cheese

145 Fleet Street, EC4A 2BU

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Premises: Aviva Plc, St Helens, 1 Undershaft,

London EC3P 3DQ. Notice is given that

Compass Contract Services (UK) Ltd has

applied to City of London for a Premises

Licence under the Licensing Act 2003. The

proposed licensable activities are: 1. The

provision of films and recorded music

08.00-23.00 daily; and 2. The sale of alcohol

from 08.00-23.00 daily. Anyone who wishes

to make representations regarding this

application must write to City of London

Licensing Authority, Markets and Consumer

Protection, PO Box 270, Guildhall, London

EC2P 2EJ. Representations must be received

by 14 November 2017. The register of

Licensing Applications can be inspected by

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in connection with this application, the

maximum fine for which is unlimited.

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Extra Matters


Centenarian celebrates

IT was a case of Mannie, Mannie happy

returns for one Middlesex Street resident

who brought in his 100th birthday in style

last week with well wishes from his sporting

and political heroes.

Mannie Blankett turned 100 on 18 October,

celebrating with parties all over Portsoken,

starting with a lavish affair at the Dorsett City

Hotel in Aldgate, followed by an afternoon

of singing and dancing with his friends at

community centre Toynbee Hall.

The youngest of six children to Polish

immigrants, Mannie was born and raised in

the East End, and trained to be a hairdresser

before going into the family’s furrier business

in the West End and spending several summers

as a lifeguard for lidos around London.

Speaking with Spitalfields Life last year

Mannie said that after a stint in the armed

forces during World War II and then the Peace

Movement in the 1960s, he returned to the

East End and has been living in Petticoat Lane

for the last 20 years.

The birthday boy was delighted to receive

his customary card from the Queen, as well as

surprise well wishes from Tottenham Hotspur

coach Mauricio Pochettino and a personal

address from Jeremy Corbyn.

Portsoken councillor Jason Pritchard

presented a video message from the Labour

leader during the party at Toynbee Hall, which

Mannie attends three times a week for activities

and social events. It was a packed house for

the community centre’s first 100th birthday

party, with around 30 regulars turning up to

congratulate Mannie on the milestone and

indulge in one of the centre’s most popular

activities; a group singalong.

The man of the hour was in high spirits

despite a late night celebrating with City

dignitaries, local councillors and Lord Mayor

Dr Andrew Parmley.


Portsoken councillor John Fletcher said:

“Seeing Mannie surrounded by family, special

friends and City dignitaries symbolised for me

the unique way the community of the ward

of Portsoken and the City come together to

celebrate each other’s achievements…..and

what an achievement.

“We are all immensely proud to have Mannie

amongst us, still making his way round under

his own steam, with time for everyone.”

mannie happy returns: Mannie Blankett

celebrates with City dignitaries including

Common Council members, City policy chief

Catherine McGuinness and Lord Mayor Dr Andrew

Parmley (above). Photos by Charles Clarke.

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