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Tower of London’s execution site

While the Tower of London has a grim history of death and torture, most of the deaths actually took place outside the Tower, on a plot of land that is today marked by a small memorial.


The restoration of the London Stone

The London Stone, ancient relic, protector of London, provider of unlimited rice pudding, mysterious icon, is back in its less ancient home on the streets of London.


Big step forward for a bridge to the Crystal Palace dinosaurs

Plans for a bridge to the island housing Crystal Palace's dinosaurs have taken a step forward following a pledge of £30,000 from the Mayor of London.


Teeth of the parasitic Lamprey fish found in central London

Keratin ‘teeth’ belonging to the gruesome lamprey fish have been identified in London’s archaeological record for the first time.


The tube station with a piece of Roman Wall in it

There's a station on the London Underground that if you look carefully enough, you might spy a chunk of ancient Roman Wall peeking out.


The Crockett’s Leathercloth Works War Memorial

A majestic lion lays bestride a war memorial in a post-war housing estate, a memory of those who worked nearby and died far away.


The memorial to a failed North-East Passage

As motorists journey through the Rotherhithe tunnel, little do they know that there's a memorial to another greater journey above their heads.


Photos of the disused King William Street tube station

Deep under the City of London lies the oldest disused tube station in London, and one that's currently a hive of activity.


Climb a 680 year old tower overlooking the Thames

Right next to Lambeth Palace is an old church, and it's possible to climb up its 131 stone steps to stand on the roof for some fantastic views across the Thames to Parliament.


Climb to the top of Severndroog Castle

In 1755, a naval battle took place off the coast of India that resulted in a castle being built in South London. And now you can go to the top for impressive views across London.


Shrewsbury Tumulus – the Bronze Age burial site in the middle of a housing estate

Next to a road junction in the middle of a South London housing estate can be found a Bronze-Age era burial mound.


See inside the refurbished Toynbee Hall

Hidden, at the moment, down a long builders alley is a building that is more than just a building, it represents 130 years of social catalyst for change in the East End.


Museums by appointment: The London Roman Wall and Bastion

In a basement underneath Merrill Lynch's London office can be found an exceptionally well preserved section of Roman Wall, and a Medieval Bastion, and they're both free to visit.


Immortalized forever – a temporary exhibition

There's a temporary exhibition in an old industrial space that looks at how mankind seeks to create an eternal memory to the dead.


The block of flats named after a war hero

If you pass a rather nondescript block of flats in Richmond, you might be surprised to see a poppy wreath hanging on the wall.