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Wilton’s Music Hall – Victorian London Comes To Life!

If you read my review of The Limehouse Golem earlier this week, you’ll remember how much of the plot revolves around a Victorian era music hall.  Music Halls were once widespread around the entire country but eventually became all but … Continue reading

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The Limehouse Golem – Film Review

I haven’t spent much time at the cinema this year, that is mostly because I have been so busy but also due to the proliferation of those dreadful in my opinion comic book movies which rather take over the big … Continue reading

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The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894.

As a species we can be a pretty gloomy bunch.  Capable of brilliance but just as likely incapable of seeing almost the blinding obvious. These days we are seemingly doomed on a whole host of issues.  Climate change, the break … Continue reading

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The lost and hidden rivers of London

It’s easy to see London as one big mega city with just one river, what Londoners fondly call old Father Thames. When the tide of the river rises and falls it is almost as if you can see the city itself … Continue reading

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The London fences made from stretchers

Famously many of the iron and steel railings in the U.K. were removed and melted down to help the war effort in WW2.  Whether a large city park or a private residence, chances are if there was a traditional style … Continue reading

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Of Mice And Men – The smallest monument in London

I’ve known about the mice of Philpot Lane for a year when I started researching for a forthcoming London Attractions book which I am working on but it was only on Tuesday that I finally set my eyes upon it. … Continue reading

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My new tour – Sacred, Secret, Gardens of London

One of the joys of doing walking tours around London is that I often come across new areas, secret oasis almost, in the midst of one the largest and busiest cities in the world.  I find that my tourists often … Continue reading

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