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Bloomsbury – The Literary Heart of London

Bloomsbury is one of my very favourite parts of London.  I’m a little biased as I spent four years studying at SOAS, a college in the University of London during the 1990’s and in recent years have been spending quite … Continue reading

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Great Fires Of London & those who fought them

I’ve been crisscrossing the country so far this week so have got a little behind on my blog posts so please consider this an emergency posting! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to create a few … Continue reading

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From the Palace to the Jungle

You don’t have to have been to London to know what The Household Cavalry look like.  With their bright red uniforms, highly polish breastplates and distinctive tasseled helmets.   Their traditions date back to 1680 and are the personal mounted escort … Continue reading

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So, we’re going on YouTube!

Sooooo, I’ve spent the last day or so creating two YouTube channels as it seems to be the way the world is going.   Unlike some channels, hopefully I can put up some videos of interest and perhaps even a … Continue reading

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The Bacton Altar Cloth Revealed To Be The Only Surviving Gown of Queen Elizabeth I

One of the things I like to do both when I am giving tours or merely pottering around the countryside in my own time is to stop off an explore village churches.  Each one is a veritable box of delights … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub & The Rude Parrot of Fleet Street

Following on from my discovery and subsequent blog post on John “Mad Jack” Mytton – The craziest man in history!  I was overjoyed to stumble across another hilarious character of history whilst out on a Charles Dickens Walking Tour on friday. Everything … Continue reading

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All About Cockneys & The 150 Top Cockney Rhyming Slang Phrases

Almost everyone knows what a Cockney is or at least they think they do.   Famously they are the original Londoners known for their cheeky banter, no nonsense approach to life and perhaps being a bit rough.   Actually a … Continue reading

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