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Source: Summer 2020 New Pics – Derelict London – Photography, Social History and Guided Walking Tours
Important new discoveries illuminate the form and history of the houses that lined one of London’s most celebrated lost landmarks. Dorian Gerhold explores the remarkable story of their construction and development.
Source: The story of Old London Bridge, the iconic landmark which vanished from the capital’s skyline – Country Life
Many London art galleries are reopening in the coming weeks, and we’ve rounded up the major returners in one place for your convenience.
Source: Here’s When All Of London’s Art Galleries Are Planning To Reopen – Secret London
Epix is signed up to British fantasy drama Britannia. The MGM-owned cable network is coming on board as a co-production partner for season three of the Sky series.
This comes after Deadline revealed earlier this year that British pay-TV broadcaster Sky had renewed the show for a third season but Amazon, which was involved in the first season, would no longer be involved.
Epix will also launch the first season of the show on August 2, followed by the second season on October 4 and will be the exclusive home for season three.
Source: Epix Boards Sky Historical Drama ‘Britannia’ – Deadline
Theatres are facing an extremely tough time right now, but a glimmer of hope is on the horizon: it’s been announced that Sir Ian McKellen will star in an age-bl
Source: Sir Ian McKellen will play Hamlet in a new age-blind production – and rehearsals begin next week
This is great news! I thought he was done doing stage work. This will definitely help London’s theatres when they open back up.
Slowly life returns to London’s cultural landscape as museums and galleries wake from their virus imposed slumber and prepare to welcome visitors again.
Source: London’s museums and galleries reopening following the Covid lockdown – ianVisits – London news and events
This is a fantastic resource.
I should also add that if you’re outside the UK, you should not travel there unless you’re prepared – and can afford – to be quarantined for 14 days.
The grand Covent Garden reopening takes place on Monday, with shops returning and some new social distancing measures in place.
Source: Covent Garden Is Reopening On June 15, With A Few Changes In Place – Secret London
Queen Elizabeth facial timeline on bank notes Britmemes’s images album
Source: Queen Elizabeth facial timeline on bank notes – BRITMEMES
In the recent glorious weather Mapperton, in Dorset, named by Country Life the finest manor house in Britain, has never looked finer. The 15 acres of Italianate gardens echo with birdsong, the roses
Source: Julie Montagu, the viscountess trying to save the ancestral pile | Times2 | The Times
Always fascinating to read how modern aristocratic families are keeping things going in difficult times.
These intriguing photographs are selected from a cache of transparencies of unknown origin at the Bishopsgate Institute. We believe they date from the nineteen-sixties but the photographer is unidentified.
Source: Around Old Billingsgate | Spitalfields Life
These are haunting and beautiful! Check them out!
Colour has been digitally added to eight photos to show what the novelist would have looked like.
Source: Charles Dickens: Black-and-white photos of author colourised – BBC News
Image which biscuit are you in Britmemes’s images album
Source: which biscuit are you – BRITMEMES
Tate Modern and Tate Britain are planning to reopen to the public in August, according to director Maria Balshaw. In an interview with The Art Newspaper, Balshaw said that London museums and
Source: Tate Modern and Tate Britain are ‘planning reopening for early August’, according to Maria Balshaw | London Evening Standard
Vintage relief map of Scotland, originally published in 1922 and reproduced by East of Nowhere Maps with realistic shading.
Source: Vintage Relief Map of Scotland – East Of Nowhere Maps
Camden Market has become one of the first outdoor markets around London to return. June 1 is a big day in London’s lockdown calendar: IKEA has reopened, you’re allowed to see up to five other people outdoors, and outdoor markets are permitted to reopen. And wasting absolutely no time on the latter point is Camden […]
Source: Camden Market Reopened To The Public Today – Secret London
The streaming giant is reportedly meeting with the After Life creator to discuss a festive special.
Source: After Life | Ricky Gervais ‘in talks’ for Christmas special – Radio Times