• Beat the twixmas blues with Footprints of London!
    Beat the twixmas blues with Footprints of London!
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    Twixmas (as it’s apparently known.  Or twixtmas, the interweb doesn’t seem too sure which yet…).  A strange sort of week, isn’t it?  A sort of no-mans land between the Xmas excess and the return to the toil after the New Year. So, if you find yourself with encroaching cabin fever, or with a house full…

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  • The world’s first underground electric railway
    The world’s first underground electric railway
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    You may recall the fairly recent celebrations for the 150th anniversary of World’s first Underground railway which opened in 1863 and ran from Paddington to Farringdon.  But that was a steam railway and it took nearly another 30 years before electricity was used to power trains. Friday 18 December 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of…

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  • Busted blush
    Busted blush
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    Despite the march of modern development in north Clerkenwell, Jiff Bayliss manages to unveil many late Georgian architectural gems on his walk Lubetkin, Lenin and Bevin Court, which explores the impact of the Bolshevik modernist architect, Berthold Lubetkin on the area. But there is also an intriguing tale of two disappearing busts is to be revealed and untangled.  Jiff…

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  • The Nelson’s column less well known
    The Nelson’s column less well known
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    Richard Watkins is raising money for The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields by donating the proceeds of his walk A Trafalgar Square Travesty to this fine charity who do fantastic work helping London’s homeless find their feet. As a little teaser, he tells us about just one of the less well-known aspects of one of the…

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  • Down Street: Churchill’s Secret Station
    Down Street: Churchill’s Secret Station
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    After his recent excursion down the Clapham South Deep Level Shelter, Paul Surma has once more been exploring secret underground London for us. This time, he took a tour of one of Churchill’s many secret underground facilities during WW2, the former Down Street Underground station.  Fortunately for us, he also took his camera (click on…

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