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London’s Alleys: Bow Lane, EC4
London’s Alleys: Bow Lane, EC4

London’s Alleys: Bow Lane, EC4

This narrow lane in the City of London is famous for being lined with shops and cafes and is also one of the oldest surviving lanes in the City on its original layout.

Apr
25
London’s Alleys: Crown Court, EC2
London’s Alleys: Crown Court, EC2

London’s Alleys: Crown Court, EC2

This dead-end of a rather posh looking alley is claimed to have royal connections in medieval times.

Jan
06
2020
London’s Pocket Parks: St Vedast Alias Foster, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks: St Vedast Alias Foster, EC2

London’s Pocket Parks: St Vedast Alias Foster, EC2

Hidden behind a blue door just off Cheapside lies one of London's most charming little pocket parks. As with many of the City's church parks, it's a former graveyard, although you'd never know to look at it.

Jul
04
2019
London Public Art: Statue of Captain John Smith
London Public Art: Statue of Captain John Smith

London Public Art: Statue of Captain John Smith

There's a statue of a man in the City of London who is famous in the USA, and little remembered in the UK, but his statue is here, in London.

Nov
13
2018
City office block swapping cars for bicycle racks
City office block swapping cars for bicycle racks

City office block swapping cars for bicycle racks

A sign of the times, as a large office in the City of London wants to get rid of most of its car parking space, and replace it with bicycle racks and cycling facilities.

May
27
2018
London’s Pocket Parks – St Peter Cheap, EC2
London’s Pocket Parks – St Peter Cheap, EC2

London’s Pocket Parks – St Peter Cheap, EC2

This is a rather desultory park, with a strong unpleasant odor on my visit, but it is notable for the absolutely gigantic tree that dominates the area.

Nov
29
2017
London’s Alleys – Honey Lane, EC2
London’s Alleys – Honey Lane, EC2

London’s Alleys – Honey Lane, EC2

The Cheapside area of London is replete with names of former trades, and Honey Lane shouldn't need any explanation, yet it does.

Sep
18
2017
The day Londoners rioted against foreigners
The day Londoners rioted against foreigners

The day Londoners rioted against foreigners

Exactly 500 years ago today -- on the 1st May 1517, a mass riot took place protesting against foreign people living in London.

May
01
2017
Cheap tickets to see the Cheapside Hoard
Cheap tickets to see the Cheapside Hoard

Cheap tickets to see the Cheapside Hoard

A date for your diaries, albeit likely to be a very busy day as the Museum of London is having one of its occasional "pay what you can" days for its major exhibitions.

Dec
27
2013
The mysterious Cheapside Hoard goes on display at last
The mysterious Cheapside Hoard goes on display at last

The mysterious Cheapside Hoard goes on display at last

A historical mystery has gone on display at the Museum of London as the greatest collection of Elizabethan and and Stuart period jewellery has been laid out for the first time in a hundred years.

Oct
14
2013
Hidden for 100 years – the Cheapside Hoard goes on display again
Hidden for 100 years – the Cheapside Hoard goes on display again

Hidden for 100 years – the Cheapside Hoard goes on display again

A hundred years ago, an unseemly spat broke out between a number of London's museums, as the fate of one of the most significant finds of 16th and 17th century jewellery was argued over.

Jun
04
2013

A flaccid grey blancmange arrives on London’s Cheapside

The upper end of London’s Cheapside used to contain a rather generic looking 1960s office block of no outstanding architectural detail, but equally not excessively offensive to the eye. This was slowly demolished a few years ago, leaving open a

Oct
30
2010