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

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

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

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

Sketching Skyscrapers at One New Change as Part of the Open City Archikids Festival

This weekend has seen the second outing of the popular Archikids festival.  First trialled last year as a compliment to … More

The Lost Abbeys and Priories of London Part 2 Crutched Friars, Holy Trinity Priory, St Helens Priory and Austin Friars

Following on from my first post featuring some of the lost abbeys, priories and friaries of London, part two looks … More

The Lost Abbeys and Priories of the City of London Part 1 – From the Tower to Bedlam and Beyond

Before the dissolution of the monasteries which took place between 1536 and 1541, London was positively teeming with monastic houses … More

The Chewing Gum Man Paints a Trail of 400 Mini-Artworks on the Millenium Bridge

We are on the millennium bridge, St. Pauls dominating one end and the tower of the Tate Modern the other.  … More

An Urban Take on Wine Production at London Cru in the Heart of the City

It’s fair to say that London likes to embrace the unusual, the offbeat and pretty much anyone who likes to … More

The Inspiring City Top Posts of 2013

This year has sure been a busy one as my recent review of the year will testify. I’ve met a … More

Free Walking Tour of the East End of London

The East End is a vibrant place, home to many people from all over the world and packed with history, … More

10,000 views!!! The Top Five Posts as Inspiring City hits 5 digits !!!

Last week saw another milestone for Inspiring City as we reached the landmark 10,000 views total on the blog. It … More

The Great 12 Livery Companies of the City of London

The Livery companies of the City of London have played an integral part in the development of the city. So … More

The Old Roman City Wall of London

For around 1600 years the city of London was a walled city.  Covering the square mile area from Tower Hill … More

The Seven Gates of London

Today’s challenge was to find and photograph the locations of the old gates of London.  These date back to Roman … More