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Hidden London II (or the case of the changing station name)

Now that is what I call a rough sea as we leave on the ferry under clear skies, after a stormy few hours.  Even my laptop tries to make it to the floor unaided and there is no TV, just a message saying “Please remain seated”. 951 more words


“Iniquities at Charing Cross” (John Evelyn, 1660)

On this day in 1660, John Evelyn  wrote in his diary:

“Scot, Scroop, Cook and Jones suffered for reward of their iniquities at Charing Cross, in sight of the place where they put to death their natural prince, and in the presence of the King his son … .  170 more words

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Hidden London - Charing Cross Station, London, England

London Transport Museum regularly run tours of disused Underground stations and tunnels. These tours are always popular and sell out really quickly. I previously visited the old/disused  443 more words

Travel News & Tips

Three charged after traffic complaint leads to stolen property

The Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police have charged three men after a traffic complaint on Highway 401 led to the recovery of stolen property.

On Thursday around 3 p.m., the OPP responded to a complaint of an eastbound motorcycle using the emergency turn lane to make a U-turn and head westbound on Highway 401 near Charing Cross Road. 91 more words

Local News

Trains from Blackheath to London next week - thank you helpful commuter

Next week commuters using Southeastern rail services from Blackheath station to London will find that none going to London Bridge, Waterloo East or Charing Cross. Trains are going to Cannon Street and Victoria. 667 more words


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

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