CityGuides, the City of London Tour Guide organisation, is running free 1-hour tours for the over-50s to celebrate ‘Silver Sunday’
The London Wanderer Posts
The everyday story of the last surviving Thameside warehouse in the Square Mile, featuring tea, Frankenstein, arson, frost fairs, John the pony and Timothy West.
The heyday of real tennis was in the 16th and 17th centuries. I take a look at its physical history, and what there is of a physical present.
How the citizens of the City of London created unique identifiers to help differentiate the 100+ churches in the Square Mile.
Having earlier written a post based entirely on architecture related to cars, I’ve now tried my hand at something similar for man’s best friend.
With tongue at least partially-in-cheek, let me propose three possible post-Covid business opportunities in the heart of the City.
They may be rare, but there are some weird and wonderful examples of Ancient Egypt influencing London architecture.
Tales of disaster, shootings and musical comedy – an everyday story of a London corner.
Nothing to do with fleas, nor even the plague. Instead, I describe another two of those administrative curiosities that London seems to specialise in – the Inner and Middle Temples.
Was he a liberal reformer and the first black Lord mayor of London, a figure to be celebrated, or an imperialist unaware of his own ethnicity? Read on to discover why I don’t really answer the question.