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In search of “Eighteenth-Century Doorway, Elder Street, Spitalfields”

There is a scene at the beginning of the Westworld TV series where a man from the modern world steps through the doors of the theme park to…

No muck but plenty of brass: A day on the toot in London

Each autumn London welcomes the nation’s best brass bands to their annual championship at the Royal Albert Hall. It’s a splendid occasion depicted on the big screen in…

Shard and the Tower

I took this from Tower Hill. The Shard appears to be ascending out of the Tower of London like a reluctant snake charmed from its basket.

St Dunstans In the East

St Dunstan’s survived the Great Fire but took a bomb during the Blitz and not much of it remains except for the tower that was designed by Christopher…

On the waterfront

There are parts of London that have been ravaged beyond despair by the Luftwaffe working in tandem with post-war developers and Lower Thames Street is one of them….

The Hoop and Grapes, Aldgate

The Hoop And Grapes, Aldgate is just about the last bit of Pre-Great Fire London left. Almost alone as a remnant of old London in a sea of…

Lincoln’s Inn

One of the most interesting facts – and there are many – about Lincoln’s Inn is that the Elizabethan playwright and actor Ben Jonson, a contemporary and rival…

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…

Court out by po-mo

It does not feature on many of the maps of London; it’s not even on Google Maps.┬áBut if you walk away from the column at the centre of…

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….