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 a #1 seller, I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. 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!

Dancing on the Dead at Enon Chapel – The Victorian Sensation!

Everyone likes a Christmas party don’t they?  Well except me but that’s because I’m a misery guts and couldn’t think of anything worse than, except for a New Years Eve party of course. You might think that having parties at … Continue reading

Posted in history, Life, London, Religion and Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do you have confidence in anyone? Or is the world incompetent?

I don’t know about you but since I was about 3 years of age, I’ve had a sneaking suspicion that the world is populated largely by incompetent people.  This is a feeling that has increased exponentially to the level where … Continue reading

Posted in Life, News, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

When the Plague came to London

This time of year in Britain at least is known as the Flu season. Our highly changeably though at this time of year predominantly chilly and wet weather combined with some particularly overcrowded cities means that we are perhaps uniquely … Continue reading

Posted in history, London, Ye Olde England Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Aldgate Priory – the medieval ruins inside a 21st century office block.

Two weeks ago I was wondering round the streets of Whitechapel and Aldgate looking for a rather secret churchyard that I had passed by many times but never assumed I could get inside.  Typically, the gate which is often open, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

The original 9 principles of the police

There had been many attempts at upholding law and order over the centuries.  Groups of  Night Watchmen and organisations such as the Bow Street Runners came and went, doing the best they could  but the concept of a professional police did … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, history, Life, News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thomas Coram in Boston

Last week I took time out from touring to visit two temporary exhibitions at institutions that have very worthy reasons for visiting and yet understandably might not feature high on the list for foreign visitors.  Namely the Kristallnacht exhibition at … Continue reading

Posted in history, London, Religion and Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Introducing The Tulip – Londons slightly erotic looking skyscraper

It says something about how much development is occurring in London and also for the longevity of my blog that my 2014 post entitled Looking Up At London is now thoroughly out of date.  I’ve written other blogs about the … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Cool Britannia, Life, London, News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment