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The church is St Andrew BY the Wardrobe. The "Wardrobe" itself was the department of the Royal Household responsible for storing and maintaining clothes and furnishings. (Its work would include, for example, adjusting royal gowns every time Henry VIII acquired a new consort). It was established in what was then part of the grounds of Baynards Castle during the reign of Edward III and, along with the original church and much else, was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666.
Well done DG for finding Shakespeare-related places in London(which do seem rather rare), and reporting them so brilliantly: probably very accurately apart from the small wardrobe malfunction! Is no anniversary to go unmarked?
First David Bowie. Then Paul Daniels, Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman, Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, and Prince. And now you tell me than even the supposedly-Immortal Bard is dead?
Fantastic post. Researching all this must have taken you ages though!
And in the distance in that picture of the Cockpit, at the end of Ireland Yard, is Playhouse Yard -- because Shakespeare used the refectory of the old Blackfriars as his winter theatre. The splendid Sam Wanamaker Theatre is modelled on it, though on the wrong side of the river
I was going to mention the mediaeval Wardrobe too ... may I refer you to

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