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London's lavender

January 17, 2017

Like many I had once heard that Lavender Hill in Battersea had a connection and assumed this was the only area that cultivated the crop

Grotto Passage

December 18, 2016

In modern times we tend to hear of grottos only at Christmas time

London myths debunked

November 13, 2016

We all know that London’s streets are not really paved with gold, but they are lined with myths and misconceptions

Savoy Court - Myth debunked

November 7, 2016

Savoy Court is the only place in London where you must drive on the right

Disappearing ink

October 15, 2016

Before the advent of the digital age words were written on paper – imagine that dear reader – putting pen to paper to write a letter

Hopton’s Almshouses

October 5, 2016

Built for 26 poor men with the proviso they receive an annual stipend of £6 per year and a chaldron of coals

Plane speaking

August 29, 2016

In 1789 London’s most famous trees were planted in Berkeley Square, now these listed arboreal delights are threatened by Europe

Listed London Loos

August 17, 2016

The Regency Place urinal is one of the few ’open air’ pissoirs and much used by cabbies.

Peter Rabbit's grave

July 29, 2016

Jeremiah Fisher is interred there and others whose mortal remains lie in Brompton Cemetery include: Peter Rabbett, Mr. Nutkins, Mr. Brock and Mr. McGregor.

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