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Turnmill Street and the Boundary Post

Above: The boundary post in Turnmill Street. The opposite side of the street is Farringdon Underground Station.

London is just overflowing with history – some of it being quite well-known but most of it is something only research will discover. 613 more words


Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

Last week was Clerkenwell Design Week in the Clerkenwell area of London, and my office sent me and Y’ along again for a couple of days to check out the new products (furniture, flooring, lighting, wall coverings, etc) in the world of corporate and commercial design :) 87 more words


Remains of old Clerkenwell House of Detention

Clerkenwell Design Week allows the public rare access to the only remaining bits of Clerkenwell House of Detention, also known as the Middlesex House of Detention. 137 more words

Social History

Rookery Hotel

Above: The three Georgian houses in Cowcross Street that were once shops. They are now part of the hotel.

The Rookery Hotel, opened in 1998. It is one of a small chain of boutique hotels in period buildings in London. 597 more words


On Finding the Silver Lining

Early this morning I received a phone call from work telling me I was being moved to a different office for the day and having my shift changed. 230 more words

Mini Adventures

The Modern Pantry (EC1)

And upon entry I felt 5 again… This doll-like house, restaurant or modern pantry, as it is named, brought to me the kind of joy I used to have as a little kid! 130 more words

London Tip: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

Being a food fanatic, London is arguably one of the best places to live, spoiling you for choice whatever your craving might be. Having spent three years in this city I’ve found so many hidden gems and I thought I’d share some of them here. 388 more words