Mount Pleasant

Does London Have A Hidden Map?

My friend Jan sends me texts about sacred London, pointing out that London’s ceremonial sites, of which there are a great number, may have formed a vast geometric design covering over 400 square miles. It’s said that all Roman roads aligned to this pattern, but that they were already here anyway. The oldest example of a […]

The Rowton Houses

You couldn’t mistake them; they were vast, ugly red-brick castles with mean little windows, ‘grim places, echoing with the cries and coughs of defeated men’ – a chain of monolithic hostels built across London by the Victorian philanthropist Lord Rowton to provide decent accommodation for working men in place of the squalid lodging houses of the period. […]