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Artwork on Tower Bridge

When walking over Tower Bridge you may have noticed the blue line of paint on the pavement. Along that line are numerous bronze plaques which tell the story of Tower Bridge
April 1, 2022
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Anna Pavlova in London

When thinking of big names from London's ballet world there is no name bigger than Anna Pavlova; a name celebrated in the form of the pavlova cake and the Pavlova by Payot perfume. Anna Pavlova, one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of her time and enthralled London audiences with her performances in the early 20th century.
March 18, 2022
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Uncovering family histories hidden in postcards

By taking the time to look through old postcards, it is often possible to glean new information about one's relatives that would otherwise remain hidden. Who knows - you might even find a long-lost relative's picture on a postcard. Who knows, are your family histories hidden in postcards?
March 16, 2022
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Cannon Street Station’s Grandiose Roman Past

Do you know about Cannon Street Station's Grandiose Roman Past?
March 1, 2022
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A Huguenot Family who made history

The area of Blackfriars in Tudor times sounds like a very exciting place to live, with lots of people from different ways of life trying to make their way in the city of London. The environment was very dynamic and exciting, with all sorts of people living there.
February 10, 2022
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The Resting Place of Westminster’s Royal Builder Henry III

Henry III was one of England's most prolific builders during the Middle Ages. If you look carefully, you'll spot something unusual about it. Find out more...
February 2, 2022
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Artist Walter Sickert in Highbury

At 1 Highbury Place there is a Georgian building with the green plaque commemorating Walter Sickert’s school of painting and engraving. Find out more.
January 27, 2022
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John Betjeman in Highbury

There is no reminder in the oasis of Aberdeen Park in Highbury and of its connection with poet John Betjeman.
January 27, 2022
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How did King’s Cross get its name?

The King's Cross neighbourhood in London has a long and winding history, dating back to the Roman era. But how did this part of town get its name?
January 27, 2022
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