Category Archives: Cool Britannia

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

The Roman Wall in an Underground London Car Park

In those few days between Christmas and New Years Day when it seems I am about the only person at work in London, I gave myself extra time to get into the city before meeting my tourists.   Normally busy … Continue reading

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Finding the ruins of Whitefriars beneath the streets of London

Most people have heard of that very busy part of London known as Blackfriars but fewer know of Whitefriars.  It should be said that the colour here is nothing at all relating to the skin of the friars but rather … Continue reading

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Ivinghoe Beacon – From the Bronze Age to a galaxy far, far away.

Situated in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Ivinghoe Beacon is a prominent hill and landmark in Buckinghamshire, England, in the United Kingdom, standing 233 metres  or 757 feet above sea level. It’s relatively grand height has meant it has been an important point … Continue reading

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My new Nursery Rhyme Tour of London

It’s at this time of year where as near as possible I have a slightly easier life.  Fewer tourists though doesn’t mean I’m not working.  In an ideal world I would be using January to write books but I’m still … Continue reading

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Are pubs making a comeback?

Most people around the world know that British pubs are a national institution but from 2001 to 2018, 25% of our pubs closed due to the changing nature of our societies, work-life patterns, availability of cheaper drinks elsewhere and other … Continue reading

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Station Squabble – A fist fight between two London mice!

You don’t have to go to far on my blog to find some of the tough and murky history of East London.  Whatever else you have to look out for in the East-End, even I had presumed the mice and … Continue reading

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Marketing – Medieval Style

It’s easy for us to think that Marketing, Advertising and Corporate Branding are all relatively recent developments that plague our modern life. However when I was at the excellent Knights of St John Museum in London yesterday I was reminded … Continue reading

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