Author Archives: Stephen Liddell

About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including several #1 sellers. I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. I run my private tours company with one tour stated by the leading travel website as being with the #1 authentic London Experience. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!

Meeting Stephen Fry makes a great day even better

I get to meet lots of people in my job from The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh through Presidents, politicians, film-stars and musicians. There aren’t actually that many people who I’d like to meet; perhaps Sir David Attenborough but on … Continue reading

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Finding an old WW2 pillbox on the Thames

A few weeks ago I was out in East London towards the Thames Estuary doing some research for my book when I realised I was going to be close on an old WW2 bunker that I had been wanting to … Continue reading

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Rabbitwoman and Dogman

I wrote last week on the wonderful new work of public art in London entitled The Wildlife Table of Love in Paternoster Square. I mentioned in that post how I have long enjoyed seeing the public work of artists Gille and … Continue reading

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On the hunt for Black Marys Hole

Not every expedition I make, finds what I’m looking for. Sometimes it is all but impossible because for intents and purposes, what I’m looking for no longer exists on the surface. Unlike my last post on Clerkenwell, I knew I … Continue reading

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A look inside an Anchorite Squint

Whilst I was poking around a church recently I came across one of these (see photo below). It is an Anchorite Squint. Pious and and Holy people from faiths around the world have long sought solitude to get closer to … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Table of Love in Paternoster Square

One of the perennial joys of London is wondering around and seeing works of art in public spaces. Sometimes they literally appear overnight as was the case when I went into Paternoster Square under the shadow of St Pauls. Almost … Continue reading

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Thomas Becket Play and Pageant 2022

Whilst I was giving a Roman Tour on Saturday, my guests and I happened across a mini rehearsal fora special event coming up later this week in the Guildhall Yard. Two very large figures were inthe process of being taken … Continue reading

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Putting the well into Clerkenwell

I always like finding what’s beneath the surface in London, whether it is getting locked in with Roman ruins, snooping around for an ancient friary Finding the ruins of Whitefriars beneath the streets of London, getting up close and personal with … Continue reading

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London Decorated for the Platinum Jubilee

Working every day in the streets of London can have its challenges. What is merely a news item on protestors, sporting events, strikes or terrorists that other people watch from afar is for me, real-life. Protests for good or bad … Continue reading

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Celebrating The Platinum Jubilee

There aren’t many things in life longer in the making than the opening of the Elizabeth Line but one of them is the Platinum Jubilee which marks the 70th year of service Her Majesty The Queen has given to the … Continue reading

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