One of only four surviving banners that formed part of the Royal Regalia used at the funeral of Oliver Cromwell in November 1658, is to be put up for sale next week.
A map of London, as it was during the era of the Tudor monarchs, give or take a few decades has been released by Layers of London.
Less Lust, by Less Protein. 50 years ago, a man started walking around with a simple sign exhorting people to avoid protein as it leads to lust.
The petrified remains of a 145 million year old "fossil tree" on Tooting Common is to get some tender loving care with the council carrying out a restoration.
In 1314, Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor of London, acting on behalf of King Edward II, banned the "striking of great footballs" in the City of London.
It would be impressive to be out in the middle of the countryside and find one 19th century water pump, but two within a mile of each other is exceptional.
What happens when you're a Japan based woodblock printer who wants to sell prints of London, but have never visited the city? London ends up looking like Japan.
Hidden away in a private wood is a 300 year old folly, Queen Anne's Summerhouse. Queen Anne never visited it, but you can.
In this the 90th anniversary of the publication of the discovery of penicillin and the transformation of medical science, what better than to visit the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum?
Many towns have bits of abandoned railway, maybe a tunnel or a viaduct, but there are few that have both. Such a place is Winchester, and this is a tale of a lost railway.
Today marks the 250th anniversary of the government shooting dead rioters in Southwark.
There’s a museum on a private road, behind a locked door and up several floors, that’s a remarkable survivor of Nazi and Communist oppression in Eastern Europe.
A water pump on the edge of the City of London that was praised for its clean clear water, that killed hundreds of Londoners.
An early precursor of the modern shopping centre is the Arcade, and a rather fine example can be found just outside Liverpool Street station.
You might have seen a small round cubicle on the edge of Trafalgar Square and been told it's the London's smallest police station. You might have been told that it was an idea of Sir Lionel Edwards. Both are wrong.
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