Category Archives: London

Posts predominantly related to London

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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The Excluded UK March – Westminster 30th September 2020

As many of you may know I have been without any real work since the 6th February this year due to the government understandably shutting down inbound tourism to contain the Coronavirus outbreak. I was also told not to work, … Continue reading

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My new book made it to number one best-seller on Amazon! AND my first pitch to a newspaper is the Travel Feature in the Independent newspaper!

I’ve had such a busy week as I so often do that I was only aware of one of these events last night. Namely my new book Secret Gardens of the City of London which had been climbing in the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 71 – Taking part in the legislative process

Yesterday I was fortunate to be invited to a small protest march in Westminster in aid of furthering the cause of the 3 million #ExcludedUK group of people who have had no income or government support since the virus started. … Continue reading

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Daniel Lambert – The heaviest man of the 18th Century

Daniel Lambert 1770 – 1809 was a gaol keeper (jail) and animal breeder from Leicester, England, famous for his unusually large size. After serving four years as an apprentice at an engraving and die casting works in Birmingham, he returned … Continue reading

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