The London Wanderer Posts

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.

Administration Architecture Curiosities Green London Politics

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.

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Architecture Curiosities Outdoors Transport

Curiosities Dining Royalty

Inquire within upon all, or at least some, things that link London and chocolate. From Samuel Pepys drinking the stuff to settle his stomach, to modern artisan chocolatiers and daring restaurants.

Curiosities Dining

A post for devotees of municipal governance. Welcome to a world of Freemen, Liverymen, Councilmen, Aldermen, Sheriffs, Aldermanic Sheriffs and a Lord Mayor, in a city that is home to less than 10,000 people.

Administration Curiosities Politics

Architecture Outdoors Transport

The Tower of London survives in all its glory; the lost Baynard’s Castle and Bridewell Palace are well-documented. So I’ve decided to write a short post on the long-forgotten Tower Royal. It has to be short because there’s next to no evidence …

Curiosities Royalty

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Curiosities Outdoors