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180 years ago: The Flats on Fire

This month 180 years ago a huge fire consumed a large area of Wanstead Flats. Approximately one tenth of the total 335 acres of grassland was set ablaze – the cause believed to be a discarded tobacco pipe. 652 more words

Wanstead

10 small, ‘secret’ and historic gardens in central London…2. Whittington Garden…

The history of this City of London garden can be immediately spotted in the garden’s name.

It’s named for Richard (Dick) Whittington, a four time medieval mayor of London whose name (and cat) has been immortalised in stories and rhymes which continue to be retold in Christmas pantomimes every year (you can read more about the real Dick Whittington in our earlier post… 237 more words

City

Three City Empire: Vatican-City of London-Washington D.C.

They all come under no national authority, they have separate laws, they pay no taxes, they have their own police force and even possess their own flag of ‘independence’. 421 more words

History

Hayes to Addington Hills walk

London LOOP Section 4 (part)

The mid-June sun was out and skies were azure blue – what better weather to take full advantage of a lovely summers day and properly commence the London LOOP walk around the edge of outer London! 447 more words

London Loop Walks

Printing at St Bride's Foundation

There can be few more delightful ways of spending a Saturday than in the print workshop at the St Bride’s Foundation just off Fleet Street. St Bride’s includes not only the print workshop, but also a museum of design and print; a theatre; a library (as well as a disused swimming pool). 301 more words

Historic Buildings Walk

Leadenhall Market

Whilst following Shaun in the City, Bitzer’s Trail in mid April, we came across this little gem of a market in the City of London whilst locating… 105 more words

London

The Tower Bridge Exhibition in London, UK

London, UK, images, travel, tourism, work; museums, galleries, exhibitions, events; sign: “Tower Bridge by the City of London Corporation – a uniquely diverse organisation in that it not only promotes and supports the City and provides it with a full range of services but also provides wider services for London and the nation as a whole.”, “Tower Bridge Exhibition”, “Engine Rooms this way” 7 more words

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