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London’s Alleys: Bishop’s Court, EC4
London’s Alleys: Bishop’s Court, EC4

London’s Alleys: Bishop’s Court, EC4

This is a narrow alley opposite the Old Bailey with the latest reincarnation of a nearly 500-year-old pub sitting in the corner.

Aug
09
2021
The anniversary of the last public execution in the UK
The anniversary of the last public execution in the UK

The anniversary of the last public execution in the UK

Today marks the anniversary of the last public execution in the UK, of Michael Barrett who was found - dubiously - guilty of the Clerkenwell bombing.

May
26
2020
Why the Old Bailey is called the Old Bailey
Why the Old Bailey is called the Old Bailey

Why the Old Bailey is called the Old Bailey

The grand building that houses the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales is often called the Old Bailey. But why?

Apr
14
2020
The City of London is seeking a new Recorder
The City of London is seeking a new Recorder

The City of London is seeking a new Recorder

There is a vacancy for the role of Recorder of London, a titular title that dates all the way back to a charter granted by King Henry VI in 1444, although the position itself can be reliably dated back to the year 1298.

Apr
11
2014

The Destruction of London’s Newgate Prison

We are at war with the Catholics, we have always been at war with the Catholics. In a move which would impress George Orwell, the politicians of 1780 were seeking to change the above statement so that the British were

Jun
01
2010

Ghosts on the London Underground

Considering the dark dark corners, strange noises and abandoned tunnels that litter the soil under London, it is possibly no surprise that stories of hauntings have emerged over the years. On Wednesday, a couple of authors who have recently written

Oct
30
2009