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Apsley HouseApsley House
1 June 2013
There is a rumour that the 1st Duke of Wellington insisted his post to his home, Apsley House, be addressed as Number One, London. It however was not due only to ego.
London (1926)London (1926)
31 May 2013
In 1926 Claude Friese-Greene shot some of the first-ever colour film footage around London, capturing everyday life in the city with a technique innovated by his father, called Biocolour.
Chalk FarmChalk Farm
30 May 2013
Chalk Farm was originally a farmhouse and later a tavern set in fields. But Chalk Farm has nothing to do with chalk at all.
Elephant and CastleElephant and Castle
29 May 2013
Elephant and Castle is one of five London tube stations named after a pub.
All Hallows-by-the-TowerAll Hallows-by-the-Tower
28 May 2013
All Hallows-by-the-Tower is the oldest church in London with a story involving Samuel Pepys, royalty and the foundation of Pennsylvania.
Aldgate EastAldgate East
26 May 2013
In a land east of Aldgate, lies the land of Aldgate East...
AldgateAldgate
25 May 2013
Aldgate was a gateway through London Wall from the City of London to Whitechapel and the East End.
DulwichDulwich
23 May 2013
Dulwich - home of the first compiler of the London A-Z, Phyllis Pearsall.
VictoriaVictoria
22 May 2013
The railways largely replaced the canals as a means of transport. Uniquely for a main line station, Victoria station was built on top of one.
PostmanPostman's Park
20 May 2013
One of the largest parks in the City of London, Postman's Park is a memorial to ordinary people who died saving the lives of others and might otherwise have been forgotten,
Hyde Park CornerHyde Park Corner
19 May 2013
At the other end of Park Lane from Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner has struck terror into many a learner driver.
Marble ArchMarble Arch
18 May 2013
Marble Arch, at the northern end of Park Lane - the gateway to Buckingham Palace that the royals just didn't want.
Necropolis StationNecropolis Station
16 May 2013
Waterloo station was originally the terminus for London's daily funeral express to Brookwood Cemetery. Funerary trains bearing coffins (at 2/6 each - singles, naturally) left from the Necropolis Station just outside the main station. The Necropolis Station was totally destroyed during World War II.
QueenswayQueensway
15 May 2013
Queensway (formerly Queen's Road) is a bustling cosmopolitan street in the Bayswater district of west London, containing many restaurants and stores.
Hendon Greyhound StadiumHendon Greyhound Stadium
14 May 2013
Hendon Greyhound Stadium was situated on the North Circular road in North London and opened its gates for racing on 5th March 1935 making it one of the later tracks in London.
FelthamFeltham
13 May 2013
Feltham, in the Domesday Book had 21 households and an annual value to its lord of the manor of six pounds sterling. It's a bit different now.
South WimbledonSouth Wimbledon
12 May 2013
South Wimbledon is a suburb - also known as Merton - and tube station in South London.
Kentish TownKentish Town
11 May 2013
Kentish Town station is a London Underground and National Rail station in the London Borough of Camden in Travelcard Zone 2.
Golders Green HippodromeGolders Green Hippodrome
9 May 2013
The Golders Green Hippodrome, was opened in 1913. Built next to Golders Green station, it was built as a 3000 seat music hall by Bertie Crewe.
ArcelorMittal OrbitArcelorMittal Orbit
8 May 2013
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a high observation tower in the Olympic Park in Stratford, London.
High Street KensingtonHigh Street Kensington
7 May 2013
High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street.
Waterloo BridgeWaterloo Bridge
6 May 2013
Waterloo Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge crossing the River Thames in London, England between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.
Clitterhouse FarmClitterhouse Farm
5 May 2013
Clitterhouse Farm was originally a woodland sub-manor held by John de Langton in 1321 and by his younger son Robert in 1335. From 1439 it was in the possession of St Bartholomew's Hospital, and continued to be in their possession up to its sale in 1921, when it was sold to the War Department; it was later split up among private developers.
London AquariumLondon Aquarium
4 May 2013
The Sea Life London Aquarium is located on the ground floor of County Hall on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London, near the London Eye. It opened in March 1997 as the London Aquarium and hosts about one million visitors each year. It is the largest aquarium in London.
Warwick AvenueWarwick Avenue
3 May 2013
Warwick Avenue tube station is a London Underground station near Little Venice in north-west London. The station is on the Bakerloo Line, between Paddington and Maida Vale stations.
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