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Snails on stones — art in Aldgate
Snails on stones — art in Aldgate

Snails on stones — art in Aldgate

If you head to Aldgate at the moment, you might come across a stone wall with some curious creatures on it.

May
18
London’s Alleys: Saracen’s Head Yard, EC3
London’s Alleys: Saracen’s Head Yard, EC3

London’s Alleys: Saracen’s Head Yard, EC3

This is a modern yard in Aldgate named after a long-standing, and not standing anymore, pub of the same name, and had been a coaching inn of some sort ever since Tudor times.

Jan
03
Keats200 – an outdoor exhibition
Keats200 – an outdoor exhibition

Keats200 – an outdoor exhibition

There's an open-air exhibition at the moment to commemorate the bicentenary of the death, at just 25 of one of Britain's best-known poets, John Keats.

Oct
18
2021
Plans for a Covid memorial for public transport staff unveiled
Plans for a Covid memorial for public transport staff unveiled

Plans for a Covid memorial for public transport staff unveiled

Transport for London (TfL) has released designs for a memorial to London’s transport workers who lost their lives to coronavirus.

Oct
11
2021
Anna Ray exhibitions looks back at her Huguenot ancestors
Anna Ray exhibitions looks back at her Huguenot ancestors

Anna Ray exhibitions looks back at her Huguenot ancestors

Two offices in London currently have art exhibitions for the staff who work there, but less well known is that they are also both open to the public to visit as well.

Jul
14
2021
A free football exhibiton in the City of London
A free football exhibiton in the City of London

A free football exhibiton in the City of London

If you head to Aldgate Square at the moment, there's a free public exhibition all about the history of football in London.

Jul
08
2021
Open Air exhibition – Faiths in the City
Open Air exhibition – Faiths in the City

Open Air exhibition – Faiths in the City

A selection of large photographs has gone on display showing off the many varied faiths within the City of London.

Oct
19
2020
Revealing a lost Elizabethan theatre in East London
Revealing a lost Elizabethan theatre in East London

Revealing a lost Elizabethan theatre in East London

A shabby old 1960s office block and car park has been recently cleared away to reveal the remains of one of London's earliest and little known theatres that dates from Elizabethan times.

Oct
17
2019
Restoration of the Aldgate water pump
Restoration of the Aldgate water pump

Restoration of the Aldgate water pump

A notorious water pump at Aldgate was once praised for its clean clear water yet killed hundreds of Londoners - is currently being restored.

Aug
08
2019
London’s Alleys: Magdalen Passage, E1
London’s Alleys: Magdalen Passage, E1

London’s Alleys: Magdalen Passage, E1

A narrow open passageway that creates a convenient cross passage in the middle of two otherwise long unremitting roads.

Dec
17
2018
London’s Alleys: Blue Boar Alley, E1
London’s Alleys: Blue Boar Alley, E1

London’s Alleys: Blue Boar Alley, E1

This is a relatively new addition to the streets of London, being a result of post-war clearance, and some recent upgrades.

Nov
05
2018
Open-air display of Victorian photos from 1840s London
Open-air display of Victorian photos from 1840s London

Open-air display of Victorian photos from 1840s London

London's newest pocket park has a display of some of it's oldest photos at the moment.

Aug
02
2018
London’s Pocket Parks: Aldgate Square, EC3
London’s Pocket Parks: Aldgate Square, EC3

London’s Pocket Parks: Aldgate Square, EC3

London's newest Pocket Park opened a couple of weeks ago, replacing an ugly road junction that was a legacy of 1960s thinking.

Jul
18
2018
The Aldgate Pump Epidemic
The Aldgate Pump Epidemic

The Aldgate Pump Epidemic

A water pump on the edge of the City of London that was praised for its clean clear water, that killed hundreds of Londoners.

Apr
29
2018
London’s Alleys – Little Somerset Street, E1
London’s Alleys – Little Somerset Street, E1

London’s Alleys – Little Somerset Street, E1

This is a seemingly rather uninteresting passage, but is one that's steeped in a bloody history.

Nov
13
2017
London’s Alleys – Whitechurch Passage, E1
London’s Alleys – Whitechurch Passage, E1

London’s Alleys – Whitechurch Passage, E1

This is a short alley with a curious habit of changing its name, having had at least three in its recorded existence.

Aug
28
2017
East London office gets its own private tube train
East London office gets its own private tube train

East London office gets its own private tube train

An office block with an entrance next to Aldgate East tube station has installed its own private tube train — as a waiting room.

Jun
11
2015
The final day of the 50-year old Met Line trains
The final day of the 50-year old Met Line trains

The final day of the 50-year old Met Line trains

Yesterday, the last of the 50-year old Metropolitan Line trains made its final public trips along the railways, and like an awful lot of people, I took a short trip to say farewell to the old timer.

Sep
27
2012