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New River Head

Clerkenwell is an area flowing with history of London's water supply. Learn more by reading this blog post.
January 27, 2022
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Hidden London – Wardrobe Place

This hidden place in London feels like the streets were left untouched by the great fire in 1666. Find out where it is by reading this blog post.
January 27, 2022
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Cloudesley Square, Barnsbury

Cloudesley square was the first square to be built over the Barnsbury area of Islington and was originally part of the Cloudesley Estate.
January 27, 2022
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Riceyman Steps

“London is a city that needs, that demands, to be explored on foot.” - Geoff Nicholson, The Lost Art of Walking
January 27, 2022
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History of Ice cream in London

It's on hot days like today where we Londoners should thank Victorian entrepreneur Carlo Gatti for introducing us to this splendid cool nectar.
January 27, 2022
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What does the Coat of Arms of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries mean?

What is a Coat of Arms and why is it very important in Medieval times?
January 27, 2022
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The Start of the Georgians

Only one of Queen Anne's seventeen pregnancies produced a potential heir, William, Duke of Gloucester (1689-1700).
January 24, 2022
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History of Mason’s Yard, Mayfair

Ormond Yard was laid out as a 200 feet square plot of land originally designed to be a stable yard and by 1740 the yard was already being called Mason's Yard.
January 24, 2022
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Rhinoceros in London

The worshipful Society of Apothecaries's Hall is filled with rhinoceros, but why?
January 24, 2022
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