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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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A King’s Death

Learn about the shocking story of the Queen's grandfather's death.
May 19, 2022
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The Mercers’ Maiden: A Prominent but Elusive Presence Symbol

The Mercers' Maiden appears on many buildings, showing that they belong to the Worshipful Company of Mercers. The oldest surviving example is in Corbet Court.
May 16, 2022
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How the Name Windsor Was Almost Lost

The Queen's name of Windsor has a less than straightforward history. Invented by the pressures of war the Windsor name survives but very nearly did not.
May 13, 2022
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A Hidden Icon: Ivor Novello

Many people have heard the name but few today know anything about him, but Ivor Novello became one of the most popular and successful entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. Born in Cardiff, Novello was an actor, dramatist, singer and composer. He lived at the top of 11 The Aldwych in a little flat reached by a rickety lift.
May 9, 2022
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Canary Wharf – a real film set

Canary Wharf is well known for its futuristic architecture and modern vibe. So it's no surprise that filmmakers have been using the district as a backdrop for some amazing science fiction movies over the years.
May 4, 2022
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