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London’s Hidden Histories

‘The Secret History of our Streets’ is the kind of old-school documentary series at which the BBC excels. If you live near any one of the six streets being featured over each hour-long episode, you’ll know how accurate the programme-making is proving to be. At the top of my street is the Caledonian Road, the […]

London’s Most Boring Object

Amazingly it’s not Simon Cowell but this, and it turns out there’s an expression about it. ‘So long as the stone of Brutus is safe, so long shall London flourish.’ Supposedly it refers to the Trojan origin of London Stone and its mythical significance to the city. FYI, the London Stone is a block of […]