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See on a tour of London…

St. Katherine Docks Marina

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!

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

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…

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

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

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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Victoria Square – an oasis of calm

Victoria Square – an oasis of calm

London boasts some wonderful garden squares, grand, impressive places that were first constructed as the capital grew and spread west during the mid 1700’s Squares like Grosvenor Square, Berkley Square, and Belgrave Square, surrounded by large and magnificent...

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