Tag Archives: #atozchallenge

  Today is my second guest post of this blog tour.  Some of you will known that my brother blogs under the Curious Archaeologist. He has the most eclectic and extraordinary way to link the unlinkable; for instance Jane Austen … Continue reading

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U is for the Utilities #atozchallenge

Now please don’t ignore this, just for the title. You see I find the services that keep a city like London going completely fascinating. At its most basic we need water and we need to rid ourselves of waste. I … Continue reading

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T is for Theatreland #atozchallenge

London is one of the best places to enjoy live entertainment, never more so than its theatres. Theatreland around Leicester Square is where you would naturally aim though as I pointed out in N is for Nationals, the National Theatre is … Continue reading

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R is for Royalty #atozchallenge

Today is the Queen’s birthday. The old gal is 90 which is something to celebrate so why not an irrevant post on our Royal places? You know you want me to.  After all if there’s one thing the UK is … Continue reading

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Q is for Queer as Folk #atozchallenge

When I arrived in London in 1979, it was a month before the Tories under Mrs Thatcher took power. I’m not one of those who think her terms in office were the worst thing that ever has happened; a Curate’s … Continue reading

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P is for Parliaments, Politicians and all things Political

When I was taught history at school I never thought much about the focus. But focus it did, on 1066 and William the Conker, Henry VIII and his appetite for wives, Liz 1 and her potato man, a bit of … Continue reading

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O is for Odd balls, Old Street and Street Art #atozchallenge

Today is intended to be very visual. If you’ve followed me for any length of time you will know I really – as in REALLY – enjoy street art. We have a fair selection in my corner of South London … Continue reading

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M is for Museums #atozchallenge

Museums abound in London. The widening of affluence in the 18th and 19th centuries, the desire to do the Grand Tour and bring home a little light statuary for mumsie, the need to collect generally, they are within our DNA. … Continue reading

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L is for Livery Halls #atozchallenge

London is, of course, pretty ancient. It’s position on a tidal river means it has always been a  trading port and attracted craftspeople from the rest of the country and the wider world. As Britain’s influence and power grew and … Continue reading

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K is for Kensington and Khelsea #atozchallenge

When I moved to London in 1979 I shared a flat at the World’s End. This caused some amusement, people reckoning that I had it coming anyway. In fact this isn’t a bit of the map where the seas plummet … Continue reading

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