• The Ruins of London – St Dunstan in the East
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    Continuing our series inspired by Tate Britain’s Ruin Lust exhibition. One of the Footprints guide’s favourites is the former church and now City garden St Dunstan in the East St Dunstan in the East is a real symbol of how something beautiful can triumph out of the damage caused by war. The church was largely…

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  • The Ruins of London – Industrial Ruins
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    Continuing our series inspired by Tate Britain’s Ruin Lust series. Rob Smith looks at industrial ruins. So far we have looked at medieval ruins in London, but our more recent past has contributed to the ruins of London too. While property values in the centre of London mean that unwanted industrial buildings tend to have…

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  • The Ruins of London – Winchester Palace
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    The new exhibition at Tate Britain – Ruin Lust has set us thinking about ruins in London. Ruined buildings obviously have a fascination. They are a visible reminder of the past, an obvious sign that London was not always as it is now. Ruins also act as an urban memento mori – a thought that…

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  • Southwark Cathedral Lent Installation
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    Neil Sinclair writes about a new installation at Southwark Cathedral While I was on guiding and welcomer’s duty at Southwark Cathedral today I took a few pictures of the (relatively) new Lent installation by local Southwark-based and trained artist/designer Angela Wright. Called 40 Days, it is made from spun wool and is suspended from beneath…

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  • Footprints of London Guides Top 10 Riverside Pubs
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    With the rain stopping for at least a few hours the Footprints of London team have been relaxing at their favourite riverside pub. However everyone seems to have their own favourite! Here are our Top 10 1 The Bulls Head on Strand-on the Green in Chiswick nominated by Alan Fortune. “The Bulls Head is a…

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  • Book Review, and Book Launch Invitation – Freedom’s Debt by Will Pettigrew
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    Done the walk? Now read the book! By Tina Baxter ‘ Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752’ by William A Pettigrew Available on Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1fzddED William Pettigrew is more widely known amongst us for his ‘no holds barred’ Slavery Walk around the City of London. You…

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  • Frankenstein in Greenwich
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    When some of the team were walking through the old Royal Naval College Greenwich last Wednesday they spotted filming going on for the new Frankenstein film, starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy Its amazing how flexible Greenwich can be as a film location – having doubled up as everywhere from Berlin to Lilliput in recent years….

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