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Redcross Way – a historic gem a stone’s throw from Borough Market

Redcross Way, a gem of a street tucked behind Borough Market has a rich history from Henry V to Walt Disney. At its heart sites an amazing legacy of urban pioneer Octavia Hill.
July 19, 2022
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The Carpet Quarrel-suffering for great art: Gilbert and Sullivan

One of the most famous musical duos in West End history, Gilbert and Sullivan, ended their partnership after an argument over a carpet.
July 14, 2022
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The Man in the Clock

Have you seen the man in the clock near Paddington?
July 13, 2022
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Chimpanzees in More London

London is known for its many tourist attractions, and now there's one more thing to add to the list: chimpanzee statues!
July 7, 2022
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St Katharine Cree a Survivor From Before the Great Fire

St Katharine Cree is unusual for being constructed in the 1620s in a mixture of the classical and the gothic.
July 6, 2022
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Tachbrook Street Market, Pimlico SW1

Just south of the hustle and bustle of Victoria Station, built in the great Victorian railway age, is as a long-established shopping area and market.
June 15, 2022
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Things to do in London: Borough Market

Hidden behind the world-famous Borough Market is one of London’s most historic quarters. The streets south of London Bridge teem with 2,000 years of history. Borough Market is an excellent place to start to explore this history and is London's oldest food market - sounds like a win-win for us!
June 9, 2022
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Pepys in Clapham

The famous diarist Samuel Pepys, while a City gent, has a strong and very final link with Clapham Common.
June 7, 2022
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Lovat Lane, City of London EC3

If you're a fan of history, then you'll love walking along Lovat Lane in the City of London. This quaint little street has been around for centuries, and has seen some pretty significant events unfold.
May 21, 2022
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