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Beavering away

July 27, 2014

In 1797 a certain Mr Hetherington, wore a top hat on the streets of London it was said that a large crowd gathered around, inducing such chaos that the gentleman was arrested and accused of disturbing the public order.

A compacted shelter

July 15, 2014

The cabmens' shelters provided a welcome place for refreshment and rest in their long working day. Of the 47 originally built many have been lost through bombing or neglect leaving only 13, all of them are now listed buildings.

London has no edges

July 12, 2014

For a building built 50 years ago the BT Tower looks remarkably modern.

Blue is the new Green

April 8, 2014

The Thames might be one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, but it is the colour blue that dominates its shores is not green.

The Thin Blue Line

January 11, 2014

When the Metropolitan Police Force was formed there was only 895 of them to keep order in a city of 1.2 million inhabitants, this is just one of many splendidly curious facts about the Capital’s police force.

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