Category Archives: Cool Britannia

Posts predominantly related to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meeting James Bond in his London apartment!

On Thursday and Friday last week I did interviews for the Metro and Daily Telegraphs newspapers and so I had to spend a little time going through 2019 photos as the newspaper wants me to send some so as well as … Continue reading

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Remembering the Siege of Sidney Street 110 years today

Even if many don’t know the precise events, the Siege of Sidney Street is something that most Londoners have heard of due to its tragic events and dramatic ending,  On the 3rd January 1911 two Latvian anarchists held out in … Continue reading

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My offering of Christmas goodies! Books and Video Tours

I must be the most useless blogger the world has ever seen at least when it comes to self-publicity.  Here I am with a new book that came out at the end of August and I’ve never even mentioned it … Continue reading

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Getting up to mischief in some old woods

Some of you might remember back towards the beginning of the pandemic I wrote a lengthy series of posts on my new neighbour having gone exploring when everyone else was confined indoors. One of my posts was on Grim’s Dyke, … Continue reading

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The life and death of Doorkins Magnificat who put the Cat into Southwark Cathedral

The week between Christmas and New years is a strange one in the U.K. so many American and other tourists arrive and forget that they are in a foreign country and that having no national holidays since the summer, we … Continue reading

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Great Crimes and Punishment 360 degree Virtual Video Tour

As some of you may remember, a few weeks ago I created my first 360 degree video tour which all takes place in beautiful and literary Bloomsbury in London based upon our great Bloomsbury walking tour of the district.  So … Continue reading

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My second article for the Independent Newspaper

A few days ago my second article for the Independent newspaper was published and I thought some of you might like to read it. It is all about the travails of being a tour guide when there are no tourists! … Continue reading

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My first Virtual 360 Degree Video Tour of London

For the last few months I have been busy working out a vague plan to push my Ye Olde England Tours business forward.  How can you be a tour guide and make any money whatsoever without there being any tourists? … Continue reading

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London Vs Europe Map

It’s been a long time since I did one of my Maps posts and I thought I would break the ice again having found this map during the summer. Everyone knows how London is a massive wealth creator and indeed … Continue reading

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Amazon have a special offer on my #1 best-selling book – Secret Gardens of the City of London

I don’t normally do this but my new book Secret Gardens of the City of London is still number 1 in its section on Amazon! It’s quite an achievement given that the algorithms are always changing the ranks moved on … Continue reading

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