Christ Church Greyfriars London

This is where the world’s first national postal service started!

This post will describe a group of buildings near Cheapside in the City of London.  Here you can visit some ancient parts of London – and

Leadenhall Market

The site of London’s Roman Forum!

Discover the site of London’s Roman Forum – and the secrets of the Victorian Leadenhall Market today!   Designed and created by Sir Horace Jones in

London Transport Museum

The world’s best museum of public transportation!

In Covent Garden, is the world’s best museum of public transportation.   This is the London Transport Museum.  We can be sure of this, because London

Charles Dickens’ London home – birthplace of his early novels

At the age of 25, Charles Dickens rented (as was normal practice of the day) a large home in Doughty Street, North London. He did

Kensington Palace – a history of Prince Harry and Meghan’s home

We’re not going to let the major Royal event of 2018 go without a mention!  Referring of course to the marriage of Prince Harry and

The interior of the National Portrait Gallery London

12 portraits at the National Portrait Gallery for Americans

Here is self-guided tour of 12 key portraits at the National Portrait Gallery for Americans in London.   The National Portrait Gallery (NP)G is a

A model of the suffragettes in Trafalgar Square London

‘Deeds not words’ – the UK celebrates the centenary of Votes for Women

Yesterday, the UK celebrated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the ‘Representation of the People Act 1918’.  This was the Act that gave many

The interior of the Old Operating Theatre Southwark London

Listen up medics; visit the Old Operating Theatre, London Bridge

The Old Operating Theatre Say what? – this is it is the oldest surviving surgical theatre in Europe!  We took a visit this weekend…still feeling grateful

The exterior of the Brunel Museum Rotherhithe

World’s first tunnel under a river – by the former Chief Engineer of New York!

It may not look much on the outside, but this is authentic, world first London!  The building in the photograph houses the entrance to the

Image of the Duke of Wellington

Wellington and the special relationship

This is a painting of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by Sir Thomas Lawrence. It is an oil on canvas painted in 1829. In

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