Evening Colour with Bradshaw

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Mr Bradshaw’s tour around Bloomsbury and Russell Squares has given me some ideas for little, detailed posts, but I need some more photographs and it will be a few days before I go into London. I committed to a post … Continued

Red Lion Square & Moncure Conway

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I was concerned that I had not given Mr Bradshaw’s tour of Red Lion Square my full attention and decided to look a little more closely at one of the people associated with the Square – Moncure Daniel Conway (1832-1907), an American, … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, Day 6, Red Lion Sq, no.36

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I walked out of Lincoln’s Inn Fields by Little Turnstile, a one-person, winding passageway between Gate Street and Holborn and previously a barrier which prevented the cows from straying out of, or in to, Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

A Bouquet for Bradshaw

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Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London has recently taken me to two Inns of Court – Lincoln’s Inn  and Gray’s Inn – and because these posts take time and today is busy I am going to share with you some of … Continued

Fulham Palace

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Fulham Palace was the Manor House of the Bishops of London from c.11C and their country residence until 1973. I visited about ten days ago. (Here is a list of all the Bishops of London.)

Evening in the City

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As I walk around London with Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, 1862, my thoughts and eyes are frequently diverted from the serious job of exploration.

Barnard’s Inn

Barnard’s Inn today is a secret place, entered through a doorway on Holborn which gives no hint of the history through the doorways and narrow corridors. (Authoritative article here.) By 1435 a School of Law had been established on the site … Continued

Freemasons’ Hall – Stunning Art Deco

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‘..Freemasons’ Hall is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and the principal meeting place for Masonic Lodges in London. Grand Lodge has been in Great Queen Street since 1775, the present Hall being the third building on … Continued

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