Discovering the Bow Palace site of the Great Suffrage Demonstration

On 24 November 1912 Sylvia Pankhurst and George Lansbury held what was described as a ‘Great Suffrage Demonstration’ at Bow in … More

What happened to the old Bow Station and the Bow Palais

The old Bow Station was a grand affair. The type of building, which if it was still there, today would … More

Giant mural of Sylvia Pankhurst appears on the side of the Lord Morpeth pub in Bow

A giant mural to Sylvia Pankhurst has been painted onto the side of a pub in Bow. The location couldn’t … More

Five Mysterious and Secret Spots to Discover in London

London is full of secret spots which, although often in plain sight, can reveal a whole load of mystery and … More

Famous London locations of the writers and artists of the Bloomsbury Group

The writers and artists who collectively called themselves the Bloomsbury Group have become synonymous with that particular area of London. … More

Free Walking Tour around Bloomsbury and Holborn in London

It’s been a while since we put together a walking tour but the area around Holborn and Bloomsbury is an … More

Celebrating the work of the East London Group of artists at the Nunnery Gallery in Bow

A show at the Nunnery Gallery in Bow has been celebrating the work of the East London Group of artists … More

Key Moments in the Political History of the East End of London

London’s East End has often found itself at the forefront of political activity.  From Sylvia Pankhurst and the suffragettes campaigning … More

A Journey around the Queer City of Soho, its clubs and its culture

London’s Soho is the heart of the city’s LGBTQ+ scene and it’s a scene which has it’s roots back to … More

A huge line of Dominoes snakes through London and then gets knocked down as part of the London’s Burning festival

The recent London’s Burning festival caught the imagination in more ways than one.  A giant series of events featuring some … More

Giant wooden replica of old London burns on the Thames to commemorate Great Fire of London

We are packed together on the banks of the Thames on the embankment near Blackfriars standing opposite the Oxo Tower … More

Buildings which survived the Great Fire of London and where to find them

The great fire of London devastated the old medieval city. Starting in Pudding Lane at the king’s bakers it spread … More

The Seven Stars on Brick Lane the former murky East End pub which is now a street art hotspot

It often gets featured and it often gets visited, in fact no self respecting street art connoisseur misses it when … More

Shakespeare’s Lost Playhouse: The Curtain Theatre

The Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch has long been lost, but a development in the area where it once stood is … More

Culture map of Shoreditch gives visitors some hot tips on where to go and what to see

A culture map of Shoreditch has been created by the developers of the ‘The Stage’, the development taking place around … More

Facadism the laziest and most unsatisfying form of preservation is causing irreparable damage to Spitalfields and to London

Possibly the laziest and most unsatisfying form of ‘preservation’ is the current fad of preserving the facade of an old … More

Where to find Shakespearean Theatres in Bankside, Shoreditch and Elizabethan London

Think of Shakespearean Theatre and you might generally think of the Globe on the South Bank.  But that’s not the … More

Sylvia Pankhurst and the East London Suffragettes, historic locations and where to find them

Living in East London you are surrounded by history, not least that of the suffragettes. In fact, when you come … More

Free Walking Tour around the Old Street and Moorgate area of London

The third in our series of curious routes, free historic walking tours around the edges of the City of London, … More

Battersea Power Station, an industrial time capsule living on in these remarkable photographs

As the city changes around us and more and more of our buildings disappear to progress it’s no surprise that … More

The Lost Abbeys and Priories of London Part 3, The Black Friars and the Grey Friars

For part three of our Lost abbey’s series we focus on the old monastic buildings which used to exist towards … More

Five Hidden Historical Wonders Preserved Below the City of London

London has a long and glorious history, over years and years it has transformed itself time and time again and … More

A Curious Route Walking Tour around Whitecross Street and the Barbican

One area often overlooked given it’s proximity to the likes of Shoreditch, the City and Clerkenwell is the bohemian paradise … More

Tribute to a Fallen Soldier as Poppies spectacularly flood the Tower of London on the Centenary of World War One

The moat around the ancient and iconic Tower of London have been turned into a sea of red ceramic poppies. … More

Norton Folgate and Blossom Street redevelopment by British Land could see destruction of classic 19th century warehouse

The unique area of Norton Folgate, the little former liberty joining the city with Shoreditch along the Bishopsgate road is … More