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Ever since the discovery of the site of William Shakespeare’s first theatre in Shoreditch, I have found myself thinking about where else in London I could locate Shakespeare. The city has changed so much that very little remains from his time and even though I might discover his whereabouts – such as his lodging in Silver St in 1612 – usually the terrain is unrecognisable. Silver St is lost beneath the Barbican now.
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Archaeologists have pinpointed the source of the stones to an area 15 miles north of the site.
It’s beautiful. But it needs its rigging!
Tea, coffee, biscuits and books. Turns out, shockingly I know, that Brits brought a lot of those during lockdown. Sales have rocketed over the last three months.
Great news for British TV fans all over the world!
If there’s one thing our island nation has a lot of, it’s world-class beaches. The UK is edged with sand dunes, soft stretches crying out for buckets and spades, secluded coves only accessible by foot, rugged, rocky havens and pebbled beaches dotted with fishing boats.
There are iconic ones, often complete with arcades, piers and ice-cream vans, incredibly popular ones (anyone heard of Bournemouth beach? No?) and secret ones that locals proudly keep to themselves. But the best? That’s a hard thing to settle on.
The auctioneers say there is interest in Nelson “despite controversy about historical figures”.
Who wants to buy it and clone him?
In news that will gladden cultured Londoners and stressed-out summer-holidaying parents alike, three of the capital’s biggest museums have announced that they w
I feel it important to note that Americans must still quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to the UK.
The Crown creator Peter Morgan has changed his mind on bringing the curtain down on The Crown after five seasons.
In celebration of the granting of planning permission for the Museum of London to covert Smithfield General Market as its new home, here is my account of a visit to explore this cavernous site.
As one of those who fought to save Smithfield General Market from demolition six years ago, I was delighted have the opportunity of exploring the infinite dark recesses of this vast structure which extends deep underground. This was the first time I have been inside Horace Jones’ market building of 1868 and it was a heart-stopping experience to enter his soaring iron cathedral and walk beneath the vast dome at last.
In May, Gollum actor Andy Serkis powered through a 12-hour reading marathon (a Hobbitathon) of the entirety of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Now, he’ll go back behind the microphone to d…