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The Suffragette Memorial, SW1
The Suffragette Memorial, SW1

A large bronze scroll can be found next to a small park in Victoria that commemorates those who fought for women’s suffrage in the UK.

Temporary art in Victoria – Small, Medium and Large Houses
Temporary art in Victoria – Small, Medium and Large Houses

In Lower Grosvenor Gardens just around the corner from Victoria station can be found three brightly coloured “sheds”, and they are art.

London’s Alleys: Seaforth Place, SW1
London’s Alleys: Seaforth Place, SW1

This is a narrow passage now surrounded by offices and hotels that follows an ancient path through fields when all around here was more grass than glass.

Admire Rochester Row’s 1960s concrete frieze
Admire Rochester Row’s 1960s concrete frieze

If you wander down a road off Victoria, you might spot a rather fine concrete frieze running along a 1960s building.

London Public Art: The Pimlico Priapus
London Public Art: The Pimlico Priapus

In genteel Pimlico can be found a statue of the Greek god, Priapus, protector of gardens, fruit plants, livestock… and male genitals.

The lost history of a mosaic in Victoria
The lost history of a mosaic in Victoria

A small side street near Victoria contains a mosaic that people will tell you is an old advert for the Victor Talking Machine Company. They are wrong.

London Public Art: The flowering of the English baroque
London Public Art: The flowering of the English baroque

This rather modern looking sculpture is actually a memorial, or celebration if you prefer, unveiled on the 300th anniversary of the death of the composer, Henry Purcell.

London’s Pocket Parks: Ebury Square Gardens, SW1
London’s Pocket Parks: Ebury Square Gardens, SW1

Ebury Square takes its name from Ebury Farm, which used to be where Victoria Coach Station is today.

Major Victoria tube station upgrade opens to the public
Major Victoria tube station upgrade opens to the public

Earlier today, a major upgrade to Victoria tube station was completed, when an entire new entrance and set of escalators was opened to the public.

An underground museum of military history
An underground museum of military history

There’s a basement behind a gated entrance in plain sight but hidden from view in central London which conceals a surprisingly large museum.

Where is the first railway bridge out of London?
Where is the first railway bridge out of London?

A number of railway lines feed into, or out of London, depending on your perspective, and many of them pass over roads, or above viaducts — so which is the first railway bridge heading out of London?

A look inside one of London’s longest office buildings
A look inside one of London’s longest office buildings

One of London’s longest office blocks has recently been undergoing a bit of a clean up and last week, I was able to have a look around the spartan interior before the new tenants move in. The building is the

Fancy testing part of a future Crossrail Station?
Fancy testing part of a future Crossrail Station?

If you use the tube station at Victoria, then you already are! An area within one of the busiest parts of the already very busy Victoria station was changed a couple of months ago to test some sample materials that