The Hidden Rooms Of St Paul’s Cathedral
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by chesherj
1w ago
Around 2 million people visit St Paul’s Cathedral every year and see its stunning nave, monuments to great figures from British history such as Nelson and Wellington, or possibly walk up to the dome. I have written a blog post before on 12 little details to spot on a visit. I was, however, lucky enough […] The post The Hidden Rooms Of St Paul’s Cathedral appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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Thomas Cromwell And The Curious History Of Austin Friars
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by chesherj
2w ago
Austin Friars is a street in London, just t the North East of the Bank of England. In terms of its shape it looks a bit like a wonky ‘T’ and has a couple of little alleyways shooting off from it such as Pinner’s Passage and Austin Friars Passage.  You enter through an archway on […] The post Thomas Cromwell And The Curious History Of Austin Friars appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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Hampstead’s Oldest House: A Visit To Fenton House
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by chesherj
3w ago
I find myself in Hampstead fairly regularly, but I had never been to Fenton House, the oldest house in Hampstead, until very recently. It is a beautiful late 17th century merchant’s house with wonderful walled gardens and is today owned by the National Trust.  Hampstead’s Origins Hampstead was once a small, fairly unremarkable, village outside […] The post Hampstead’s Oldest House: A Visit To Fenton House appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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Five London Streets Named After Inspirational People
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by chesherj
1M ago
A few of the major streets in London are named after people: Downing Street (Sir George Downing), Shaftesbury Avenue (the Earl of Shaftesbury) and Regent Street (the Prince Regent, future King George IV), to name a few. However, I wanted to highlight five streets in the city, named after lesser-known, but inspiring, figures. Let me […] The post Five London Streets Named After Inspirational People appeared first on Living London History ..read more
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St Mary Woolnoth: One Of The City’s Most Striking Churches
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by chesherj
1M 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
1M 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
2M 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
2M 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
2M 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
3M 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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