Tag Archives: London

Coronavirus Diary 85: Living by example.

It is surprising how often in life how often synchronicity happens. Last Saturday I set off for the East End of London to take some photos and do a little research for the new book that I am writing on … Continue reading

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Were public toilets used to oppress ladies?

It’s the bane of many a city but finding a public toilet can be one of the biggest annoyances in modern life and in London they are relatively few and far between and one visit to some of them might … Continue reading

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Exploring some of the cute and colourful mews off Brompton Road

A few days ago I found myself at the Victoria & Albert Museum and afterwards with a bit of time to spare and still entirely without any tourists, I decided to take a stroll to properly explore some of the … Continue reading

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Rank hath its privileges in the Tilbury Fort Chapel

Even in a Georgian Fortress, religion had its place and Tilbury has a rather modest chapel near the front gate. There is barely any ornate decoration but the simple decor and large stylised windows being the altar and along one … 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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Why do so many think 2 weeks of Lockdown poverty is worse than 8 months being ExcludedUK?

I was in London yesterday.  Not for fun or spending money, not really for work, well not paid work but to get out of the house and feel vaguely human whilst trying to plan for a future that I have … 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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The origins of tipping – Paying a TIP at Twinings Tea

Whilst I was out and about in London last week, an area I wanted to visited was closed off so I ended up on a mini-diversion and went past the famous Twinings Tea Shop at #216 on The Strand, the … Continue reading

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The famous London Underground Rush Hour Like Never Before – A Deserted Westminster

On thursday last week I had reason to go into London as I was practicing one of the new tours I have been working on. For the first time since I moved house in January, I got the tube direct … Continue reading

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See me in action…. a 1 hour free video tour around St Pauls – Smithfields, London!

Well everything well yesterday or as well as possible considering the incessant heat, lack of sleep and in my case food lol.  Much of Britain but particularly London is currently being roasted.  Last night it was 26 degrees outside at … Continue reading

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