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London Bridge

London Bridge blends in with its city. Its appearance is unassuming, but it is this spot that has seen London’s history unfold more than anywhere else. This bridge was the only one over London’s River […]

Blackfriars Bridge – a brief history

Today it is a common commuters footbridge because of Blackfriars Station. At its opening in 1769, Blackfriars Bridge became the fourth bridge built for crossing the Thames in the London area. Designed by Robert Mylne, […]

Horniman Museum: a Budget Afternoon

The wonderful thing about museums in London is, for most of them, entry is free. Visitors are only required to pay for entrance to special exhibits, and for their coffee at the cafe. The same […]

Why does a butterfly represent Camberwell?

Why does a butterfly represent Camberwell, including at the entrances to Burgess Park and the shopping parade, Butterfly Walk? Until the 19th century most of Camberwell was open fields, the Camberwell Beauty was first seen in the locality in […]

Imperial War Museum Highlights

Open every day from 10am-6pm, the Imperial War Museum offers free admission to exhibits that tell the history of war and conflict from World War I to the present day. Filled with artifacts, photographs, letters, […]

Tower Bridge Trivia: everything you need to know about the famous bridge

The Tower Bridge is a world-famous bridge, thanks to the 2012 London Olympics, but few know its ins and outs. Here’s everything you need to know about the bridge: The bridge was built over a […]

Residents of the Dulwich Almshouse

Sharing the stories of how they came to the Dulwich Almshouse, five residents expressed the contentment and happiness that the community made them feel. The almshouse is located next to the Dulwich Picture Gallery in Dulwich Village. […]

Black History Month celebration at Thurlow Lodge Community Hall

On Wed October 26, members of the community gathered at Thurlow Lodge Community Hall to celebrate Black History Month. The event was put together by Zahra Abdall and is an annual event. The purpose of […]

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