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London’s lost church of the 11,000 virgins
London’s lost church of the 11,000 virgins

London’s lost church of the 11,000 virgins

In the City of London, there used to be a church devoted to two virginal saints, and 11,000 virgins.

Dec
12
2018
Tomb of a Roman girl at The Gherkin
Tomb of a Roman girl at The Gherkin

Tomb of a Roman girl at The Gherkin

Just behind the Gherkin skyscraper lies a modern grave, of a Roman girl who was reburied on the site just a decade ago.

Dec
10
2018
A closer look at the space-age “Tulip” skyscraper
A closer look at the space-age “Tulip” skyscraper

A closer look at the space-age “Tulip” skyscraper

Earlier this week it was announced that planning permission would be sought for a "Tulip" skyscraper viewing platform in the City of London.

Nov
23
2018
It’s about to become easier to visit The Gherkin
It’s about to become easier to visit The Gherkin

It’s about to become easier to visit The Gherkin

Despite being inside one of London's favourite buildings, the restaurant at the top of The Gherkin has been largely off-limits, until now.

Jul
02
2018
Unbuilt London: The Millennium Tower
Unbuilt London: The Millennium Tower

Unbuilt London: The Millennium Tower

A tower taller and wider than the Shard was once planned to stand in the heart of the City of London. Penned by Sir Norman Foster, the Millennium Tower would have stood more than 380 metres high and looked down on The Shard across the river.

Dec
27
2015
10th Anniversary of The Gherkin
10th Anniversary of The Gherkin

10th Anniversary of The Gherkin

At what point should you mark the 10th anniversary of a building? When construction starts? Or maybe when it is topped out with the last major steelwork? Or the day people first move in? Or — often slightly later —

Oct
12
2011

Huge Rainbow over the City of London

Sat at my desk, working away and as I look up I see a stunning sight. A sight that had me literally throwing off my reading glasses and running across the room with camera to catch it before it vanished.

Nov
29
2009