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The Hidden Secrets of the Blackwall Tunnel

There’s more to the Blackwall Tunnel than a few twists and turns. Discover the tunnel’s hidden history with this guide.  The Blackwall Tunnel is an integral part of London’s road system – as anyone who’s ever crossed the Thames in a car can attest. But how did the Blackwall Tunnel come into being and what …

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The Hidden Secrets of Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge, like most iconic London architecture, has its own story to tell. Discover the secrets of Westminster Bridge with this guide.  Westminster Bridge is an iconic landmark of London that marks the crossing between Westminster and Lambeth.  It has its practical uses, sure. However, seeing as it is a frequent guest star in many …

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2 Willow Road: Ernö Goldfinger’s Modernist Masterpiece in Hampstead

Discover 2 Willow Road: Ernö Goldfinger’s modernist masterpiece in leafy Hampstead.  Words by Bradford Watson  If you’re like us, you’ll take any excuse to visit Hampstead Heath, but did you know that one of London’s most surreal houses is right next door? Admittedly, 2 Willow Road is so unassuming that even we had to double …

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Abney Park Cemetery: East London’s Magnificent Seven Cemetery

Tucked away in Stoke Newington is Abney Park Cemetery, one of the “Magnificent Seven” in London and a historic gem worth exploring.  It didn’t begin life as a garden graveyard, in fact, it was once just a pretty parkland where local wildlife thrived. So how – and why – did this leafy reserve become the …

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London Fog: What Was The Great Smog of London in 1952?

How much do you know about the Great Smog of London? Don’t worry if you haven’t the foggiest, we’re here to tell all about the event that shook London in 1952. This was one pea-souper with lasting effects (and if you’re confused as to what that means, you should probably check out our guide to …

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Little Ben: Discover The Miniature Version of Big Ben

You’ve probably heard of Big Ben – but have you ever stumbled across Little Ben?  Situated outside Victoria Station, you’ll find Big Ben’s (admittedly, more gothic) little brother – decorated in black, red, and gold, it has to be said that this clock looks almost as impressive as his big bro. We have to admit …

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58 Fun and Interesting Facts about London You’ll Absolutely Love

London has a long and interesting history – so perhaps it’s no surprise that it has given rise to a number of weird and wonderful tales over the years. What are you waiting for? It’s time to discover some fun, strange and interesting facts about London.  Fun Facts About London London Had a Gin Craze, …

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18 Fascinating Tower of London Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know

Are you ready to discover a few curious facts about the Tower of London? The Tower of London: one of the capital’s most famous buildings and a must-do on every London bucket list. But what secrets lie within the Tower’s walls? We’re here to tell you all about London’s famous fortress – from the gruesome …

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St James’s Palace: The Royal Palace You Never Knew About

Did you know that just around the corner from the Georgian monstrosity that is Buckingham Palace (too blocky, no elegance… controversial, we know), there’s another palace that not that many people have even heard of? St James’s Palace is a royal palace in St James’s / Mayfair dating all the way back to the Tudor …

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