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Bookish Adventures in London

Earlier this summer me and my lovely friend over at elinhughesceramics decided that we wanted to go to London on a trip full of bookish and arty endeavours. 568 more words


“In magnificent fashion his majesty entered ... the city of London” (Anonymous, 1660)

Another in the occasional series on contemporary accounts of events in the history of London, this one of  the return to the City  of Prince Charles in 1660 (see also April 25th and May 8th postings),  from an unnamed source: 518 more words

On This Day

A fake vicar at Bow Street

Eyebrows were raised when George Stanley appeared in the dock at Bow Street in May 1877. He didn’t look like your average thief, in fact he closely resembled a vicar, so what was he doing there? 187 more words

A Slow Train To Nowhere

It took a few minutes but Charing Cross came to a standstill. The screen next to the train times had shown all the major news stories of the past decades. 236 more words

Charing Cross

“The old throughfare from Charing Cross to Westminster was in parts very narrow. At its northern end it was not much more than 30 feet across, but it widened out considerably opposite the site of the Banqueting House, where it surrounded an open grass space on which stood a Cross (the White Cross). 267 more words


Centre of Empire and London

If one were the try and draw the limits of “London” on a map and somehow managed to establish a geographic centre today, by tomorrow it would have moved. 440 more words


Eleanor's cross

This is one of London’s busiest spots. The stream of traffic at this point is great and constant. The ornate stone monument is a replica of the original Charing Cross, … 37 more words