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A London Blog

A drive through London…

Tate Britain

Set apart from the main galleries and museums, the Tate Britain Art Museum on the Millbank has a kind of proud to be different air about it. This is one of the wonderful things about London. There is a nice surprise around almost every corner! The building opened on...

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Wesley’s Chapel

It comes as a pleasant surprise to find amongst the busy and bustling working area just north of the City, this peaceful cobbled courtyard, home to a still-in-use 18th century Methodist Chapel and Wesley's House. Built in 1779, the house was the home of John Wesley,...

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St. Katherine Docks Marina

Partly hidden sights in London can somehow be very satisfying when discovered, and St Katherine Docks Marina, minutes from the Tower of London and visible from behind the Tower Hotel, certainly fits that bill. Formally part of the docks of the Port of London but due...

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Florin Court – Hercule Poirot lived here!

I make no excuse for including another Art Deco building, being one of my favourite types of architecture. This time Florin Court, a residential block in Charterhouse Square and a wonderful example of the building style.  But importantly and especially for Hercule...

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London Red Telephone Box- world famous icon

I know it’s a very familiar sight on London’s streets, but there is still no item of street furniture more pleasing than a good old-fashioned London Red Telephone Box.And for London Taxi drivers, who constantly patrol the streets of the capital, the red telephone box...

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Senate House – not what it seems…

If you’re looking for a powerful and imposing building in London, a building that looks like it belongs to a force far greater than our own, then look no further than Senate House, situated in Bloomsbury just north of the British Museum. This extraordinary art deco...

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Little Venice – a little slice of urban heaven

Although not strictly in Central London, this little slice of urban heaven qualifies by being just on the northern fringe of the centre and is one of my very favourite areas of London - Little Venice. In truth, probably more ‘Little Amsterdam’ than Little Venice...

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The White Rabbit

One of my favourite pastimes as I drive around London, is looking up at the Blue Plaques that adorn various buildings around the capital. So many familiar names are celebrated by these blue plaques and it’s fun to imagine these famous people going about their everyday...

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