St Mary Woolnoth: One Of The City’s Most Striking Churches
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by chesherj
1h ago
If you have ever walked around the financial district you would have almost certainly have seen St Mary Woolnoth church. It sits in a prominent position, at the corner of Lombard Street and King William Street, looking towards the busy Bank junction. It is not one however that many have been inside, so I paid […] The post St Mary Woolnoth: One Of The City’s Most Striking Churches appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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If Walls Could Talk… A Look Inside The Old War Office
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by chesherj
1w ago
For over 100 years, this impressive building on Whitehall was at the heart of the country’s history. It was home to the War Office from 1906-1964 and then used by the Ministry of Defence from 1964-2016. Inside its walls some of the most momentous decisions in British military history were taken and many of the […] The post If Walls Could Talk… A Look Inside The Old War Office appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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A Visit To London’s New Roman Wall Museum
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by chesherj
3w ago
In 2023 London got a brand new free museum. It is all about the old city wall and is based around a genuine section of the old Roman city wall. So, I went to check it out. Despite being called ‘The City Wall At Vine Street’, the entrance can be found at 12 Jewry Street. The […] The post A Visit To London’s New Roman Wall Museum appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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A Wonderful Day Trip To Historic Hastings
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by chesherj
1M ago
We are off on another little historical day trip from London, this time to the town of Hastings! It took me just under two hours to get there by train and you pull in right in the centre of town.  Here is a map of the route I took: Hastings Castle To begin it was […] The post A Wonderful Day Trip To Historic Hastings appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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Unearthing Historical Treasures At The London Metropolitan Archives
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by chesherj
1M ago
I recently went on a very interesting visit to the London Metropolitan Archives in Clerkenwell. They are a fantastic historical resource for London, totally free and accessible to visit and are packed with historical treasures. The Archives The London Metropolitan Archives are the official archives of the City of London. They have over 100km of documents, […] The post Unearthing Historical Treasures At The London Metropolitan Archives appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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My Top Ten Hidden Gardens In London
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by chesherj
1M ago
One of the best things about London is how much green space it has. Everyone of course knows the big parks but it also has so many little hidden gardens and pocket parks. Below is a list of my top ten! There were so many to pick from but I have gone for ten that […] The post My Top Ten Hidden Gardens In London appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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A Visit To The Holbein At The Tudor Court Exhibition
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by chesherj
2M ago
Last week I visited the brilliant ‘Holbein At The Tudor Court’ exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery.  It was a fascinating insight into some of the characters of the day but also Holbein’s techniques of how he produced some of the most famous portraits of the 16th century.  Hans Holbein the Younger Hans Holbein the Younger […] The post A Visit To The Holbein At The Tudor Court Exhibition appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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Fen Court And A Powerful Sculpture On The Slave Trade
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by chesherj
2M ago
In the City of London, not far from Fenchurch Street Station, you will find one of the City’s many little nooks and crannies: Fen Court. As is the case with many of these open spaces, it was once an old churchyard and it also contains a thought-provoking and aptly-placed memorial.  Fen Court  This was once […] The post Fen Court And A Powerful Sculpture On The Slave Trade appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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A Visit To Keats House In Hampstead
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by chesherj
2M ago
I recently paid a visit to somewhere I have walked past many many times: Keats House in Hampstead.  This lovely Regency building, near the Heath, on Keats Grove, is a significant location in English literary history as the place where the Romantic poet, John Keats, lived from 1818-1820. It is where he found inspiration, fell […] The post A Visit To Keats House In Hampstead appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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The Curious History Of Steelyard Passage And The Hanseatic League
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by chesherj
3M ago
Walking along the Thames Path in the City of London involves many twists and turns. Each section has its own name evoking the history of the area, such as ‘Oystergate Walk’ and ‘Fishmonger’s Hall Wharf’. One stretch, just before you dive into the gloomy passage underneath Cannon Street Station, known as ‘Steelyard Passage’, is called […] The post The Curious History Of Steelyard Passage And The Hanseatic League appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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