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Reminiscence: Of past and present

She stepped in quickly as the doors closed. She silently heaved a sigh of relief for making it on time. By the time the next train left from Piccadilly stop, it’d be a little too late. 1,813 more words


Where's London's oldest...one-way street?

Albemarle Street in Mayfair is generally believed to be the first street in London made into a one-way street.

The decision to make the street one-way apparently stems from the popularity of a series of science-oriented lectures at  156 more words

Great Fire Of London

Exploring Piccadilly

Starting at the Royal Academy, our latest hunt involved exploring Piccadilly.

Teams were formed in the Annenberg Courtyard overlooked by a statue of Joshua Reynolds. He was one of the Royal Academy’s founders and was their first president, holding the position from 1768 until his death in 1792. 186 more words

Treasure Hunt

Hatchards - a bibliophile's dream in Piccadilly

Hatchards – dating back to 1797 – is one of the oldest bookstores in London. It’s owned by Waterstones now but has retained its original branding, such as the italic typeface, and period features, including the dark panelling inside and outside the store. 148 more words

The Lady in Blue - a very brief encounter!

A visit to my dentist does not always leave me with a happy memory, but thinking back to a cold and chilly January morning certainly brings a smile. 682 more words


Arnold Bennett, the theatre and the cinema

Looking for something quite different altogether in the October 1920 copies of The Stage, I came across this item about Arnold Bennett. It prints his rather abrupt reply to a request to help the campaign trying  to preserve the Royal, Hanley, as a theatre, and prevent its conversion into a picture palace: 493 more words