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Why Are Black Cabs Called Hackney Cabs?

Why are black cabs known as Hackney cabs?
December 30, 2021
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Where Are The Cabbie Shelters?

What are the green sheds across London?
December 30, 2021
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The History Deep Below Clapham Common

Deep underneath Clapham lies a huge and fascinating piece of Britain's history.
December 29, 2021
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Great Fire of London

Ever wondered why the Great Fire of London in 1666 did so much damage? Well have a look at why this particular fire was so devastating.
December 29, 2021
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The Tragic History of Clapham’s School for Africans

A quiet corner of Clapham is home to a graveyard with a tragic history of black Georgian London.
December 29, 2021
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The Thames Barrier

Greenwich Peninsula is the fastest growing area in London and is home to the O2, Emirates Airline, and the Thames Barrier.
December 29, 2021
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The Bloomsbury Set

Learn more about Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, and The Bloomsbury Set by reading this blog post.
December 29, 2021
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George Frideric Handel in London

When George Frederic Handel came to London it was an exciting time to be a musician. Find out why he came to London and what persuaded him to stay.
December 29, 2021
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When is a Hospital not a Hospital?

Find out about a “hospital” for poor children set up by Edward VI, still providing private education to less well-off children who wear a Tudor uniform.
December 29, 2021
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