Waterloo Bridge has one of my favourite views in London. Anyone who likes The Kinks must know the song Waterloo Sunset and many Londoners cannot resist humming that tune when crossing over Waterloo Bridge on their way home from work, “Swarming like flies around Waterloo underground”. It isn’t the most beautiful bridge to look at […]
Just off the Strand, if you bend your steps down the little alley called Carting Lane, you will see a street lamp with a rather thick shaft. It is right at the other end of the lane towards the river, behind the Savoy. This is the last of London’s sewage lamps , a typically ingenious […]
Markings on London Pavements For some time I’ve been noticing these strange markings on the kerb stones of London Pavements and at first I thought they were some sort of secret cult society or something. However, it seems that they are just the stone mason’s mark. That is, all of them except for the one […]
There are many suggestions as to why we drive on the left in Britain but did you know that The Savoy is the one place in where we drive on the right! IN fact, the roundabout is the gauge by which we set the turning circle of a British Taxi cab. All taxis have to […]
This video tells the story of how Charing Cross got its name and how the statue of King Charles ended up standing at the very centre of London. The statue originally stood in Covent Garden but during the revolution of 1642 – 1651 Oliver Cromwell ordered all statues of King Charles to be taken down. […]
January 30th 1649 Just opposite the Horse Guards is a building called the Banqueting house where, on a cold January day in 1649, King Charles was made to step out of the first floor window and onto a gallows. A hug crowd had gathered to witness the execution of a King who was accused of […]
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