Peter Durantâ€™s striking photography is at the centre of the Walk this Way exhibition at the National Theatre.
The giant pictures include features long known to residents before SE1 was fashionable such as the Roupell Street houses which were built just after the Old Vic was completed in George IV's reign.
The fascinating historical details are not in the exhibition but can be found in the two free walking guides which include some pictures. This is a show for residents who love the area as well as tourists.
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