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Open House London

Open House London has long been my favourite cultural event in London each year, despite the fact I’ve always been busy working and never got to enjoy the fun myself but it is the concept of it that I love … Continue reading

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Less than 1% of the population own 50% of England…. how do I compare?

There can be few such good decisions by individuals in history as to have been a Norman baron in the mid 11th Century than pledging allegiance to William The Conqueror in return for land in the British Isles. It’s quite … Continue reading

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The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial

Last week I mentioned in a post about the vandalism of a number of memorials in London which made me realise that I should actually write a positive post about one of them in particular, The Royal Air Force Bomber … Continue reading

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Aldgate Priory – the medieval ruins inside a 21st century office block.

Two weeks ago I was wondering round the streets of Whitechapel and Aldgate looking for a rather secret churchyard that I had passed by many times but never assumed I could get inside.  Typically, the gate which is often open, … Continue reading

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The Death Warrant of King Charles I

Having spent more time in Parliament recently than the Prime Minister, it has been great to spend some time studying one of the treasures of the Parliamentry archive, the Death Warrant of King Charles I. It is a little hard … Continue reading

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Londons newest attraction – the Roman Temple of Mithras

Last week I was very excited to see the Temple of Mithras or the London Mithraeum as it is also known.  I have a vague recollection of almost tripping up over it in 1998 when it was previously shoddily presented … Continue reading

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Secret London: streets beneath streets of London

Originally posted on The Great Wen:
Paul, the librarian at Time Out, first told me about the street beneath Charing Cross Road in around 2005. He promised to show it to me, but never did. Then, last month, I saw…

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