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Electioneering on Petticoat Lane

The 2017 General Election was in full swing at the weekend but the Labour activists were putting more effort into taking selfies of each other than canvassing in…

No.70 Bermondsey Street

No 70 Bermondsey High street is a lovely old shop that has survived the many changes of the last two hundred and fifty years largely intact. It was…

The Pither place on Mortimer Street

Fitzrovia has so many striking buildings that you can become blind to the splendours that surround you as you walk around it. I must have walked past this place…

The Duke of York, Bloomsbury

This is a rather lovely pub that I stumbled across recently. The Duke of York sits as part of a Grade II listed, 1930’s development on the corner…

Through the door of W.Sitch & Co, Manufacturers of Electrical Fittings

I’ve long been intrigued by W.Sitch & Co, as you can see from this post from earlier this year, but until last week I had never seen inside….

In which I find myself in Queer Street

Carey Street runs from Portugal Street and the student quarter around the LSE across to Chancery Lane and London’s legal area. It is famous as the original “Queer…

Maiden Lane

It’s not a long street; just over one hundred metres I would guess. Nor does it have an exceptional location. Part of the underbelly of Covent Garden, it…

Pond Square, Highgate

There were two ponds here originally. Both man-made, the first had been single-handedly dug out by a local hermit in the fourteenth century, possibly as a hobby in…

Hedgehogs were the 19th century Rentokil

In the south-west corner of Covent Garden market you can still just about see the name of one of its early inhabitants. “Jas. Butler, Herbalist and Seedsman, Lavender…

Cumberland Terrace in blue

Such is the cheek by jowl nature of London that you can leave a rough and ready post-war council estate built on a bomb damaged site  – Regents…