Category Archives: Historic

A visual history of the London Skyline

1550 [Anton van den Wyngaerde] 1569 [Joris Hoefnagel] 1616 [Claes van Visscher] 1650 [Mattheus Merian] 1647-77 [Wenceslaus Hollar] 1700 [Frederick de Wit] 1774 [Samuel & Nathaniel Buck] 1806-7 [The Rhinebeck’ Panorama – artist unknown]   1865 1877 [Henry Dawson] 1900 … Continue reading

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PADDOCK: Cabinet War Room 2

A rare and extensive glimpse inside the Paddock Cabinet War Room 2, Dollis Hill, London. Continue reading

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Secret Gardens and Hideaways of Central & East London

routing out the hidden gardens and hideaways of central and east london Continue reading

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The London Olympics

A look at the history of the London Olympics of 1908 and 1948 and how the 2012 games are learning from their previous mistakes. Continue reading

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend

Looking at a few highlights of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend. Continue reading

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The Whitechapel Bell Foundry

A look inside the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Britain’s oldest established manufactring industry. Continue reading

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St Pancras Renaissance Hotel: a gothic reprise

An overlook at the recent refurbishment of the neo-gothic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Continue reading

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