• Those Magnificent Men In Their Dagenham Flying Machines
    Those Magnificent Men In Their Dagenham Flying Machines
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    Rob Smith reveals that one of London’s grimiest industrial streets was the site of one of Britain’s earliest airfields and possibly visited by the Wright Brothers Chequers Lane near Dagenham Dock is typical of the curious landscape of this part of London – where wild flowers grow amidst piles of rubbish, and lorries blow up…

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  • The Architects Who Made London – Norman Foster
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    Starting a new series I which the Footprints of London Guides nominate architects who have defined the look of London. To start Neil Sinclair nominates Norman Foster. “If it’s late 20th and early 21st century buildings and an undeniably dramatic impact on the London skyline, then my nomination is Norman Foster. What a roll-call of…

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  • Our Top Ten Windows in London
    Our Top Ten Windows in London
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    The Footprints of London guides love to point out windows on our walks – some for looking through, some for looking at, sme that are not even real windows – here are ten of our favourite London windows 1 The East Window in St Martin’s in the Fields Stephen Benton’s choice is “The East Window…

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  • The Great Tailors of London:  Anderson and Sheppard
    The Great Tailors of London: Anderson and Sheppard
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      Michael Duncan talks about Anderson & Sheppard – one of the tailors in his walk Suited and Booted – Savile Row and the Birth of British Style on 9th June Tom Ford is quoted as saying that Anderson and Sheppard is the best tailor in the world.  And who would dare dispute a man of such…

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