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A tornado, some executions, and a beer flood

This day in London’s history saw at least three major events: a tornado, a mass execution, and a beer flood. On 17 October 1091, a massive tornado hit the city; as with the Great Fire of 1666, damage to property was greater than to human life, with only two deaths recorded. 448 more words

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I had two pints in the Calcutta then inspected Charing Cross Hotel bar

I had two pints in the Calcutta then inspected Charing Cross Hotel bar, £4.50 for bottle of Tiger beer, I declined & eventually found my way out, to get bus to Wigmore for Alexandra Wood. 598 more words

[Food] Leon de Bruxelles

We came across this restaurant most of the time when we are heading to Chinatown, it is on its way from Tottenham Court Road station. The reason why it got our attention is because of its sign. 198 more words

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Afternoon Tea at Charing Cross

Hola lovely people, so this post is a little delayed from when I was hoping to post it but better late than never!
It was my Mum’s birthday on Saturday and I took her for Afternoon tea at the Charing Cross Hotel! 81 more words

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Stepping off the 87 in the Strand I was suddenly assailed by the smell of pizza from the café

Stepping off the 87 in the Strand I was suddenly assailed by the smell of pizza from the café, and it reminded me so strongly of somewhere on holiday. 127 more words

Paper Cutting for Silver Sunday

Our Paper Cutting workshop at Charing Cross Library on Silver Sunday had some very enthusiastic crafters. Chichy demonstrated the basics of this ancient craft, which is practiced throughout the world and has become very popular over the last year. 98 more words

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Peabody present, Peabody past

We gathered at Charing Cross Library last week to learn more about the philanthropist George Peabody and his legacy. As Londoners we continually walk past the iconic Peabody buildings, so it was interesting to hear more about the man, his working class background in Massachusetts, USA and the development of his social conscience as he began in the 1860s to fund the creation of social housing in London – which at the time had horrific slums. 164 more words

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