In the old seaside town of Margate, is a mysterious underground cavern. As beautiful as it is mysterious, no one seems to know who created it and why. Discovered in 1835, Margate’s Shell Grotto is an astonishing […]
Local History Articles
A stopped clock may tell the time twice a day – but now Peckham’s landmark clock tower at the former Jones & Higgins department store will be showing the right time all day round. Work […]
Boundaries, created by Invisible Palace, is a new heritage project for Crystal Palace, Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. The Boundaries theme is inspired by 2015 being the 50th anniversary of the creation of the […]
Roger Williams, author of London’s Lost Global Giant: The East India Company, fills us in. Among Dulwich Picture Gallery’s collection of marine paintings is Lorenzo a Castro’s A Dutch East Indiaman off Hoorn (1672-86), showing […]
Dulwich is unique in south east London, it is an area steeped in history. The name Dulwich (Dilwihs), meaning ‘Marshy Meadow Where Dill Grows’ was first recorded in 967 AD. So Dulwich was the place where the […]
I love old maps! How interesting is this one published by @londonerwalking. It shows a map of London before the houses. Pretty much the whole of London (minus central London) is surrounded by woods and farmland!