Westminster Abbey and Westminster Palace, a Tudor map

This fascinating map (blog) really caught my imagination and when I found myself bombarding a friend with details I clearly had to explore the area in more detail, if only to protect his sanity! I was excited by the prospect of … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book, Part III, The West – Westminster Abbey and precincts (no.17)

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Westminster Abbey,¬†says Mr Bradshaw is a¬†‘..magnificent edifice, .. said to have been founded by Sebert, King of the East Saxons in 616. This spot of ground was then a small insulated tract, surrounded by the Thames, and called Thorney Island..’. … Continued

Parliament Square

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This extraordinary and iconic space carries a weight of history. A Hall over 1,000 years old – And memorials to men who have shaped history –

Bradshaw’s Hand Book, Part III, The West, District II (no.16) Charing Cross, Whitehall, Westminster

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Today’s route begins at Charing Cross and ends at Chelsea New Bridge, from where Mr Bradshaw suggests ‘..we can take an omnibus back to Charing Cross, or stroll leisurely through St James’s Park, by way of varying our return..’. Well, … Continued

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