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
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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
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
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
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