Category Archives: London

Posts predominantly related to London

The Leake Street Graffiti tunnel

One of the great things about London is that it has so many facets.  History, big-business, entrepreneurs, literature and theatre, shopping and so much much more including modern culture and that includes street art.   A few years ago I … Continue reading

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Colonel Blood – The man who stole the Crown Jewels and lived to tell the tale!

The Crown Jewels have long been in one of the most secure locations in the world.  Without giving too much away they are stored being bomb proof glass in rooms with over 100 hidden cameras and hi-tech security measures and … Continue reading

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The Legend of Mary Overie

Everyone knows of that famous old miser Ebenezer Scrooge in the the literature of Charles Dickens but right in the heart of one the most Dickensian feeling part of Central London there is a story that predates Ebenezer by 1,000 … Continue reading

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Walking in a winter wonderland!

I don’t know about you but I love snow, especially when I don’t have to drive in it. The sad thing is that London doesn’t get a great deal of snow any more. It used to even in the 1980’s … Continue reading

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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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