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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Deep under the City of London lies its oldest deep level tube station, in use for less than a decade before it closed in 1900, now it's about to get a new lease of life.Read more ›Deep under the City of London lies its oldest deep level tub
NATIONAL TRUST: Shaw's CornerLocation: Ayot St Lawrence, near Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BX [map]Open: noon-5pm (closed Monday, Tuesday)Admission: 8.00Website: nationaltrust.org.uk/shaws-cornerFour word summary: George Bernard's Herts hideawayTime t
Each Saturday, we shall be featuring one of Adam DantsMAPS OF LONDON & BEYOND from the forthcoming book of his extraordinary cartography to be published by Spitalfields Life Books & Batsford on June 7th. Please support this ambitious
This Cornus kousa tree was planted by the Mayor Councillor Edward Hess, to mark the Golden Wedding of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, 19 November 1997.
Album review: Phil Cooper – Thoughts and Observations   Artist–Phil Cooper Album –Thoughts and Observations Release date –13th April 2018 Reviewer –Stuart Todd, Liverpool Acoustic Thoughts An
Prom season is starting again and its already time to dust off the envelope and postage stamp in order to apply for tickets to attend the Last Night of the Proms.Read more ›Prom season is starting again and its already time to dust off the
The Thames Path on the west side of Greenwich Peninsula has been largely closed for two years – but Greenwich Council now expects the walkway to be open again by September, with developer Barratt hoping to have some of the work finished by
When planners run out of inspiration for street names, they turn to ordinal numbers. New York's Fifth Avenue is world famous, and Manhattan's grid goes up to 228th Street.London ascends no such lofty numerical heights. But there is one chain of numbe
Poet Niall McDevitt writes about Emilia Bassano Lanier, who was a long-term resident of Spital Sq and believed by many to be the inspiration for William Shakespeare’s ‘Dark Lady’ of the Sonnets. On Sunday 22nd &
Socialist M.P. Denis Nowell Pritt, 1887 - 1972, North Hammersmith 1935 - 1950.
I highly recommend, if you're in London this summer, that you go and seeMonet and Architecture at the National Gallery - until 29th July. The 75 paintings in the exhibition spans 1860 - 1912 and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website
A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...Read more ›A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… A trip in Heathrows driverless transit system London Underground Witness describes Loughton Station fire t
Happy birthday to us, Happy birthday to us, Happy birthday Liverpool Acoustic! Happy birthday to us!!!! On Saturday 19th April 2008 – exactly ten years ago today – the Liverpool Acoustic website went live for the first time. Liver
Happy birthday to Queen Elizabeth who will turn 92 on April 21st! Whilst this is her birth date, the Queen's official birthday takes place in June. All British sovereign are given the option of choosing an 'official' birthday to celebrate. This tradi
This Saturday 21st April promises to be a big night at The Palm Tree in Mile End. Accompanying the opening of an exhibition of portraits of celebrated musicians by photographer Tom Oldham is the release of limited edition of five hundred copies of Th
Digital Submission for theRoyal Society of Marine Artists's (RSMA) 2018 Annual Exhibition in October 2018 is now open. Entries from non-members are welcome and you have until12 noon on Friday 6... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f
This weekend there's a chance to get very close and personal with a number of military aircraft, right in the heart of the City of London.Read more ›This weekend there’s a chance to get very close and personal with a number of mil
This building was once known as the National Sporting Club, March 1891 - October 1929, which,under its president Hugh Cecil Lowther the Fifth Earl of Lonsdale and co-founders Arthur 'Peggy' Bettinson & John Fleming, became the home of modern
On the tracks of old railways (1): IdentityGo on. You know what this is, or what it was, dont you? If youve lived in London, or been to London, and youre not rich enough to ride around all the time in taxis, youll recognise the style straight away. O
22/23 Chiswell St Chiswell St is a canyon lined with glass and steel buildings leading from Moorgate to the Barbican today, yet once this was the centre of printing in the City of London. The foundry established by William Caslon in 1737, Britain&amp
Live review: Little Sparrow and Elfin Bow @ Music Room 15/04/18 Live review: Little Sparrow and Elfin Bow (double headline show) Date:Sunday 15th April 2018 Venue: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Music Room Reviewer:Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision
If you've ever felt that you're being stung when you pay for a ticket at Waterloo Station, it might be the legacy of the time there were bees on the roof.Read more ›If you’ve ever felt that you’re being stung when you pa
Labour candidate Leo Fletcher pledged to defy his councils leadership last night and vote against plans for the Silvertown Tunnel and London City Cruise Port. Fletcher, who is standing in Blackheath Westcombe ward for 3 Mays Greenwich Council electio
My evening at the Colony Grill Room, the restaurant at the swanky Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair, did not begin well. Being a few minutes early (I'm always early) and soaking wet thanks to the weather being very April, I thought I'd pass the time by takin
Route H13: Northwood Hills to Ruislip LidoLocation: London northwest, outerLength of journey: 8 miles, 40 minutesSome bus routes head straight for their destination, while others go all round the houses. A handful of 'circular' routes deliberately re
Inhabited only by the lonely ghost of Joseph Merrick, the former Royal London Hospital building in Whitechapel sits in limbo awaiting its new purpose as Town Hall for the Borough of Tower Hamlets. Yet before the redevelopment begins there is a chance
An exhibition about fonts and typography has opened in Shoreditch, in an old hall that's now a cafe.Read more ›An exhibition about fonts and typography has opened in Shoreditch, in an old hall that’s now a cafe. The exhibition, Ju
Portraiture was the third genre to be tackled by The Big Painting Challenge (last night on BBC1 6pm). The setting - in the RAF's Centenary Year - was the RAF Museum at what used to be Hendon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for
Greenwich Council planning officers have approved plans to demolish the 130-year-old gasholder that sits close to the entrance of the Blackwall Tunnel. Onwer SGN plc, which says the gasometer is a significant security and safety liability, has been t
In a city as large and diverse as London, with a population eager and willing to spend their money on whatever latest food obsession flares up, whether it's pasta or burgers or steamed Taiwanese buns, it's perhaps surprising that genuine blue-sky exp
Close to Venice train station is where Osteria Nova is located. To fuel ourselves for our travels, it had to be pasta for a late lunch. The post Osteria Nova – Venice appeared first on Rate My Bistro.
This rather modern looking sculpture is actually a memorial, or celebration if you prefer, unveiled on the 300th anniversary of the death of the composer, Henry Purcell.Read more ›This rather modern looking sculpture is actually a memorial,
{On the main body, facing the pavement:}The gift of John Waggett, MD, 1882. {On the main body, facing the road:}Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association
Alison Benson wins inaugural24 Hour Songwriting Challengeat Across The Threshold 2018 Singer-songwriterAlison Bensonwon the first everLiverpool Acoustic 24 Hour Songwriting Challengeat Threshold Festival on Saturday 14th April 2018. 23 songwriters fr
No day out in the capital is complete without indulging in afternoon tea, the luxury lifestyle break every Londoner enjoys. The perfect foil to a day's hectic shopping or a full-on night out, afternoon tea is always an absolute must-do experience.So
The House Mill of 1776 at Bromley by Bow is the largest tidal mill in the world and the only remaining mill at Three Mill Island on the River Lea, an artificial island created in ancient times – like Venice – by driving thousands
An incomplete complete list of everything you could possibly want to know about the famous (not actually square shaped) square in the centre of London.Read more › What is it? A large public square in central London, formerly home to lots of
As usual I very much RECOMMEND a visit to the Exhibition by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercoloursat the Mall Galleries which continues until 21 April 2018. Main Gallery I've been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu
The much anticipated launch of The Bird and Barrel micro pub happened on Friday evening. The new micro pub is the first licenced premises owned by The Bexley Brewery. It is located in the parade of shops in Barnehurst Road, Barnehurst, close to the 2
Day in the lifePassing through Cirencester, we spot a large temporary yellow sign telling us that theres an exhibition of Lucienne Days textile designs at the New Brewery Arts Centre.* We have time to spare, so pull in, to find a single, very pleasin
Random Station: WEST HARROWLondon Borough of HarrowMetropolitan line, zone 5Hinterland: 1.6kmThe Metropolitan Railway didn't bother with a station at West Harrow when the Uxbridge branch opened, because it was all fields. Later they realised fields=h
The disused platform at Gloucester Road Underground station is set to get a major new art exhibition, with the first public commission by the British artist Heather Phillipson.Read more ›The disused platform at Gloucester Road Underground s
The author of A LONDON INHERITANCE (A private history of a public city) is one of the many luminaries among the alumnii of my blog-writing course and I am delighted to present his most recent post about the tiles at Bethnal Green Tube Station. A few
Greenwich Councils new flagship leisure centre is selling sugary soft drinks without the new sugar tax applied – while it is urging local football clubs to kick out junk food. Children using the new Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre in Eltham ca
24 Hour Songwriting ChallengeCountdown The 24 Hour Songwriting Challenge 2018 is now OPEN and closes at 1pm on Saturday 14th April 2018.   The theme The theme for the first ever 24 Hour Songwriting Challenge is ACROSS THE THRESHOLD. Yes, we
It's National Pet Month, 1 April - 7 May 2018, which gives us a wonderful excuse to share our favourite animal themed items at Alfies! National Pet Month raises awareness of responsible pet ownership through educational campaigns, it also ce
This may be the best hidden pocket park in London, or maybe I wandered onto private property, it's not entirely easy to be sure which.Read more ›This may be the best hidden pocket park in London, or maybe I wandered onto private property, i
Each Saturday, we shall be featuring one of Adam DantsMAPS OF LONDON & BEYOND from the forthcoming book of his extraordinary cartography to published by Spitalfields Life Books & Batsford on June 7th. Please support this ambitious ven
'Come Play With Me' starring Mary Millington, Britain's longest-running film, played here continuously at the Moulin cinema for 201 weeks, April 1977 to March 1981.Great Windmill Street, Soho, London
Greenwich Borough Halls’ future as an arts venue is secure despite Greenwich Dance’s decision to move out of the former town hall, the council says. Before Easter, Greenwich Dance said it was leaving the building – which