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🐉 Hidden dragon @leadenhallmarket
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🐲 There are dragon guardians hidden in Leade
🐉 Hidden dragon @leadenhallmarket ⁣ 🐲 There are dragon guardians hidden in Leadenhall Market⁣ 🍶 Today's Leadenhall has many pubs and food shops⁣ 🤔 But do you know in the Medieval and Victorian Times⁣ 🦃 Leadenhall was just for poultry and bird trading?⁣ 🏖️ And was among a few markets ' foreigners' were allowed to have a stall.⁣ 💳 The concept of a supermarket is rather modern⁣ 🛒 Shopping in the past was a very different experience!⁣ ⁣ ---------------- ➡️Check my bio ➡️ Book a cultural experience in London.⁣⁣⁣
24.07.2019 08:43:46
This is a photograph from the room where we think Anna van Gogh stayed. She came
This is a photograph from the room where we think Anna van Gogh stayed. She came to join her brother Vincent in the summer of 1874, and writes about having a room overlooking the garden . The fireplace and all the woodwork in these modest rooms are the original, including fireplaces, mantle pieces. You can see here we filled in and left the cracked plaster hearth - we liked the sense of a story behind it! . Photograph by @_tparsons_ Paint colours are Washout and Portland by @edward_bulmer and furniture on loan from @theswanattetsworth. Oil for the floorboards from @linseedpaint . #Vangogh#vangoghsisters#vangoghandbritain#vincentinbrixton#brixton#stockwell#londonhistory#historichomes#interiordesign#architecture
24.07.2019 08:33:26
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Westminster Abbey: founded in 960 AD by Benedictine monks and the coronation chu
Westminster Abbey: founded in 960 AD by Benedictine monks and the coronation church since 1066 AD. Resting place to 17 monarchs, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, David Livingstone and Rudyard Kipling and many others! . . . #westminster#westminsterabbey#gothic#gothicstyle#gothicchurch#gothicarchitecture#london#london_city_photo#londoner#londonist#londonhistory#london🇬🇧#england#britain#british#abbey#unitedkingdom#iphonography#iphonephotography#architecture
24.07.2019 01:00:55
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Meagre finds from our abortive mudlarking session this weekend. I like the carve
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Meagre finds from our abortive mudlarking session this weekend. I like the carved bone bead, though. The more caramel in colour, the older the bone. This one is probably 17th - 18th c. #mudlarking#riverthames#londonlife#londonhistory#londonmudlark#lostandfound#urbanarchaeology#beachcombing#beads#carvedbone#antiquebeads#bathduck#buttons#antiquebuttons#haberdashery#museumofhaberdashery#dirtfishing#17thcentury#18thcentury
23.07.2019 20:45:06
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Cute little bottle found at the weekend. I thought it was going to be aqua, so w
Cute little bottle found at the weekend. I thought it was going to be aqua, so was surprised when it cleaned up clear. I love the little hand made spout in the rim and the air bubbles. Embossed with the letter B on the base. I’m not sure what it was used for? Maybe gum or ink? #Mudlarking#modlarking#thamesforeshore#mudlark#mudlarkingfinds#thamesforeshorefinds#london#riverthames#thameslondon#swlondon#bottledigging#bottledigginguk#treasure#treasurehunting#oldbottles#handmadebottle#history#thameshistory#londonhistory#oldglass#thamestreasures
23.07.2019 20:04:59
It’s been a good month for decorated clay pipes. Here’s two more 19th century be
It’s been a good month for decorated clay pipes. Here’s two more 19th century beauties, found on the Thames foreshore recently
23.07.2019 19:21:40
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Absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for two London Venue Awards this year; Bes
Absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for two London Venue Awards this year; Best Wedding Venue and Best Historic Venue! Bring on October! @dartmouthhouseweddings#dreamteam#lva19#londonvenueawards#londonweddingvenues#londonvenues
23.07.2019 17:20:59
I’m a bit of a bollard geek anyway, but these colourful ones in Covent Garden ha
I’m a bit of a bollard geek anyway, but these colourful ones in Covent Garden have tipped me over the edge! 😍 This is Floral Street, renamed in 1895 to reflect the nearby market trade in Covent Garden. Before that it was Hart Street, a name it had since at least 1638 taken from the White Hart Inn on neighbouring Long Acre. The fruit and flower market began around the 1650s and it lasted until 1974 when it moved across the river where it now sits in Nine Elms. #lookuplondon . . . . . #london#thisislondon#coventgarden#cityoflondon#rainbow#prettycitylondon#londonpride#prettylittlelondon#londonbylondoners#uncoverlondon#visitlondon#londonprivatetours#discoverlondon#explorelondon#hiddenlondon#londonguide#flroalstreet#londonwalks#historygirls#londonstreets#chasingfacades#mycolourstory#londonhistory#colourpop
23.07.2019 17:12:09
A moment of calm now the actors are out... thanks so much to those who joined us
A moment of calm now the actors are out... thanks so much to those who joined us for @rocketpulp 'Vincent's Brixton'. . Time for some reflection after our very busy opening months, and to enjoy the quiet rooms of the house. We still have a few guided tour slots up on our site over the summer, but will be closed from 10th August before reopening for some special events and tours in September. . Beautiful photograph by @_tparsons_ who came by a couple of weeks ago, looking forward to sharing a few more photos of the interior. . #Vangogh#vangoghandbritain#londonhistory#vangoghhouse#artistresidency#contemporaryart#socialhistory#stockwell#southlondon#Brixton#interiordesign#architecture#design
23.07.2019 15:41:36
The city sizzles this afternoon on the day the U.K. gets a new Prime Minister.
The city sizzles this afternoon on the day the U.K. gets a new Prime Minister. Regent’s Park- The Park was designed by John Nash, James Burton, and Decimus Burton, while its construction was financed privately by James Burton after the Crown Estate rescinded its pledge to finance the construction. The park is Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. In the Middle Ages the land was part of the manor of Tyburn, the property of Barking Abbey. In the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Henry VIII appropriated the land, and it has been Crown property ever since, except for the period between 1649 and 1660. It was set aside as a hunting park, known as Marylebone Park, until 1649. It was then let out in small holdings for hay and dairy produce (Source: Weinreb, B. and Hibbert, C. (ed) (1995) The London Encyclopedia Macmillan) #cityoflondon#london_only#london4all#london_city_photo#londonguru#timeoutlondon#thisislondon#thelondonlifeinc#londoncityworld#prettylittlelondon#itssolondon#humlondon#londondisclosure#londonvisionaries#visitlondon#mysecretlondon#mydarlinglondon#igerslondon#londondecanted@exploringlondon@virtuallondon#londonbylondoners#photooftheday#ilovelondon#londonhistory#londonheritage#shut_uplondon
23.07.2019 14:47:57
If these walls could talk (they’d say ‘clean me!). Very lucky to be working in t
If these walls could talk (they’d say ‘clean me!). Very lucky to be working in the forge at the #londonmuseumofwaterandsteam , the forge is listed, and dates back to 1838, was bombed by #zeppelins fleeing #london in the First World War, and has seen more talented blacksmiths than I’m ever likely to. It is the oldest continuously used forge in London. #patina#flakeypaint#rust#history#londonhistory#privileged#humbled#londonblacksmith#westlondonblacksmith#hotmetalworks#brentford
23.07.2019 14:17:10
“I’ve been walking about London for the last 30 years, and I find something fres
“I’ve been walking about London for the last 30 years, and I find something fresh in it everyday.” -Walter Besant ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #prettycitylondon#londonview#london_city_photo#discoverlondon#sightseeingtour#citysightseeing#instavacations#londonmuseum#londonhistory#londonculture
23.07.2019 14:01:15
Every year, we present the Lord Mayor or Lady Mayoress with mulberries from our
Every year, we present the Lord Mayor or Lady Mayoress with mulberries from our mulberry trees. This photo was taken in 1985 with Lord Mayor Sir Alan Traill and Charterhouse Master Eric Harrison. . . . #lordmayor#lordmayoroflondon#cityoflondon#historicphoto#historicphotography#newspaper#newspapers#londonhistory#squaremile#explorelondon
23.07.2019 13:33:52
On scorchers like today we mourn the loss of Victoria Park Lido, demolished in 1
On scorchers like today we mourn the loss of Victoria Park Lido, demolished in 1990. The Lido replaced the old bathing lakes in May 1936. It was part of a 3 year Labour plan to improve health in London, and could hold up to a thousand people. Serving as a little East London coastline, the Lido became a small beach in the midst of the busy landlocked London. Fancy a dip? Revisit our feature on the Victoria Park Lido at the link in our bio ⛲🏊🏽‍♀️
23.07.2019 12:09:11
When in London, beware of medieval archers. Like this one defending the battleme
When in London, beware of medieval archers. Like this one defending the battlement at the Tower of London. #londonstatues#londonhistory#towerhill#welovelondon#visitlondon#londonsouvenir#mylondonsouvenirs
23.07.2019 11:19:06
The audiobook of My book Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames is now a
The audiobook of My book Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames is now available to preorder! When it releases on August 22 it will be available for download. ... and I decided to read it myself 😊 https://clicktime.symantec.com/3TFM5zLd3Cr8Hvk6S9qzDep6H2?u=www.audible.co.uk%2Fpd%3Fasin%3DB07VCLYP3G%26source_code%3DASUOR22207191900FQ
23.07.2019 09:44:53
Tom Sach’s Mr Melody as part of #regentspark Frieze Art 
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Tom Sach’s Mr Melody as part of #regentspark Frieze Art Different pieces are displayed around the park in the run up to Frieze Art London in October. London's largest free display of outdoor art opened this week in the English Gardens in Regent's Park and runs until 6 October to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair. Launched in 2005, this is the second year that Frieze Sculpture has opened in the summer rather than just during the Frieze Art Fair in October (Source: Forbes) #cityoflondon#london_only#london4all#london_city_photo#londonguru#timeoutlondon#thisislondon#thelondonlifeinc#londoncityworld#prettylittlelondon#itssolondon#humlondon#londondisclosure#londonvisionaries#visitlondon#mysecretlondon#mydarlinglondon#igerslondon#londondecanted@exploringlondon@virtuallondon#londonbylondoners#photooftheday#ilovelondon#londonhistory#londonheritage#shut_uplondon
23.07.2019 08:37:02
🎉*NEW* Exhibition of ‘DOING IT OURSELVES’ starts TODAY at @themille17 !☀️
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🎉*NEW* Exhibition of ‘DOING IT OURSELVES’ starts TODAY at @themille17 !☀️ . If you’re around WALTHAMSTOW and are interested in your neighbourhood’s HISTORY / CHILDCARE in general, feel free to pop in! ❤️ . BONUS: Save the date on 30.07 for a fun FAMILY workshop with @scribbleand_smudge !👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🤹‍♀️ . @lbwalthamforest@walthamstowlife@walthamstowresident@walthamstowtoylibrary#walthamstow#walthamstowparents#walthamforest#themille17#creativechildcare#oralhistory#familyactivities#londonhistory
23.07.2019 08:35:17
The Parlour at No.3 St James’s Street. 📸 @tschang #wine #finewine #history #lond
The Parlour at No.3 St James’s Street. 📸 @tschang#wine#finewine#history#londonhistory#berrybros
23.07.2019 08:13:53
This is one of those statues that cannot be photographed from many angles withou
This is one of those statues that cannot be photographed from many angles without access to another building or a helicopter. It’s on top of a building halfway down a narrow road. So it’s an up-the-nose shot or nothing I’m afraid.⁠ ⁠ Sir Thomas Gresham (1519-1579) was a merchant who worked for #HenryVIII and acted as a financial advisor to his children - #EdwardVI,#MaryI and #ElizabethI. He is credited with saving the English pound from a financial crisis and founded the Royal Exchange.⁠ ⁠ Gresham began his trading career in Holland where he also acted as an agent for Henry VIII. He quickly earned a reputation as a very skilled businessman. In 1551 he was approached by the English government to help save the pound which was falling in value on the Antwerp stock exchange (the bourse). His suggestions were so successful that Edward VI was able to pay off all his debts within a few years. ⁠ ⁠ Gresham went on to get involved in money and arms smuggling in the service of Mary I and was made Ambassador to the Dutch court. Political unrest eventually forced him to leave and return to England in 1567 but he continued his merchant business in London.⁠ ⁠ In 1565 Gresham proposed setting up a version of Antwerp’s bourse in London. He would fund its construction if the city would provide the land. It was opened 1571 by Queen Elizabeth I who awarded the building its royal title. Gresham included shops in the design and the rental from them quickly repaid his investment.⁠ ⁠ The Gresham crest features a golden #grasshopper and it also features on the weathervane of the Royal Exchange. The grasshopper also features on several other buildings in the City.⁠ ⁠ Gresham’s statue is by William Behnes. It was installed in 1845 after the Royal Exchange was rebuilt following a fire.⁠ ⁠ Location - Bell tower of the #RoyalExchange, Royal Exchange, EC3V 3LR⁠ ⁠ #ThomasGresham#WilliamBehnes#EC3⁠#StatuesofInstagram#Statues#publicsculpture#sculpturesofInstagram#londonart#History#londonhistory#LondonLove#London4All#londonphotographer#londonphotography#igerslondon#iglondon#Sculpture#PublicArt#Monuments#Statuephotography#History#London#LoveLondon#londongram
23.07.2019 07:00:35
I often find number 2’s on the foreshore, but this is the first time I’ve taken
I often find number 2’s on the foreshore, but this is the first time I’ve taken one home. A lovely Victorian ebony and bone domino piece. This one has a brass stud in the centre, this was to make them spin when mixing them up at the start of a game 🥰 #mudlarking#modlarking#thamesforeshore#mudlark#mudlarkingfinds#thamesforeshorefinds#london#riverthames#thameslondon#swlondon#bottledigging#bottledigginguk#treasure#treasurehunting#domino#victoriana#victoriandomino#thameshistory#thames#londonhistory#thamestreasure#whatthevictoriansthrewaway#oldgames
22.07.2019 21:37:13
A striking symbol of multiculturalism and refugee history. The mosque on the cor
A striking symbol of multiculturalism and refugee history. The mosque on the corner of Fournier Street has a fascinating history. It is the only place in the country that has been the place of worship for Christians, Jews and Muslims. It was first a chapel, built in 1743 by Huguenot refugees, then it became a synagogue in 1890, before finally changing into a mosque in 1975. I spent today following a brilliant walking route outlined in David Rosenburg's 'Rebel Footprints' a book that outlines London's radical history. Such an enlightening walk uncovering the history of Spitafields. . . . . . #history#refugeeswelcome#bricklane#spitalfields#reblefootprints#treadoutoftime#londonhistory#walkingtours#londonculture#photography
22.07.2019 19:38:07
Gladstone Park is home to the ruins of the old Dollis Hill House, which was a fa
Gladstone Park is home to the ruins of the old Dollis Hill House, which was a farmhouse built in 1825 🏡 . A notable resident of the house was American author Mark Twain who stayed there in the summer of 1900. . The house opened to the public in 1909 and was used as a hospital during the First World War. In the Second World War, Winston Churchill's War Cabinet met there during 1941. . The house was damaged badly in two separate fires in 1995 and 1996 and remained derelict from then onwards before being demolished in 2012 and landscaped as a stabilised ruin. . . . #London#LondonWalks#Walks#LondonLife#walk#visitbritain#Walking#travelgram#travelphotography#PrettyCityLondon#prettylittlelondon#ThisIsLondon#iglondon#LondonBlogger#LondonBlog#igerslondon#travelling#blogging#londonhistory#brent#walkinguk#gladstonepark#nature#visitlondon
22.07.2019 19:18:12
Today #London becomes a #nationalparkcity 
What does this mean? London is the th
Today #London becomes a #nationalparkcity What does this mean? London is the the first city to sign on to a new drive to convince cities and their residents to be greener, healthier, and wilder. While London might not seem like the most obvious candidate given that it is a city of nine million – with 14,000 residents per square mile – it is worthy of its new national park status. According to mapping company Esri, Greater London’s public green space covers 16.8 per cent of the city, while there are also an estimated eight million trees in the city (Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/london-national-park-city-definition-green-spaces-wildlife-international-charter-a9015766.html) #cityoflondon#london_only#london4all#london_city_photo#londonguru#timeoutlondon#thisislondon#thelondonlifeinc#londoncityworld#prettylittlelondon#itssolondon#humlondon#londondisclosure#londonvisionaries#visitlondon#mysecretlondon#mydarlinglondon#igerslondon#londondecanted@exploringlondon@virtuallondon#londonbylondoners#photooftheday#ilovelondon#londonhistory#londonheritage#shut_uplondon
22.07.2019 19:15:21
Kicking off the week with another quick-fire round from the Frieze of Parnassus.
Kicking off the week with another quick-fire round from the Frieze of Parnassus. These ones are all sculptors and include the only two representative figures in the Frieze. Between them they are also responsible for three of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.⁠ ⁠ **Egyptian - Sculpture was important to the lives of Egyptians. Monumental sculpture featured heavily in everything they built and artists were expected to copy a traditional stylised design. ⁠ **Assyrian - Assyria spanned what is now Iraq, Syria and part of Iran. Its most famous sculptures were probably the huge lamassu - five legged bulls with the head of men which guarded the entrance to palaces and temples. ⁠ The rest of these are all Greek:⁠ **Rhoecus - 6th century BCE. built the temple of Hera at Samos⁠ **Butades (DiButades) - c 600 BC the first to model in clay.⁠ **Bupalus - lived in the 6th century BC. Most of his work featured draped female figures. Believed to have committed suicide in a rather extreme response to some satirical poetry written about him.⁠ **Phidias c. 480 – 430 BC) Greek sculptor, painter, and architect who created the giant figure of Zeus at Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders.⁠ **Scopas (c. 395 BC – 350 BC)/ **Bryaxis - 350 BC/ **Leochanes 4th century BC - all worked on the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, another of the Seven Wonders. ⁠ **Praxiteles of Athens - 4th century BC. He was the first to sculpt the nude female form in a life-size statue. ⁠ **Lysippus/Lysippos - 4th century BC. Together with Scopas and Praxiteles, he is considered one of the three greatest sculptors of the Classical Greek era,⁠ **Chanes of Lindos (around 280 BC) pupil of Lysippus who created the Colossus of Rhodes, another of the Seven Wonders.⁠ ⁠ These figures were sculpted by John Birnie Philip. Finished in 1872.⁠ ⁠ Location - West side of the #AlbertMemorial.#KensingtonGardens.#W2 2UH⁠ ⁠ #JohnBirniePhilip#StatuesofInstagram#Statues#publicsculpture ##sculpturesofInstagram#londonart#History#londonhistory#LondonLove#London4All#londonphotography#igerslondon#iglondon#Sculpture#PublicArt#Monuments#Statuephotography#History#London#LoveLondon#igerslondon ⁠ ⁠
22.07.2019 18:30:13
The victorian railings at the Natural History Museum are Grade I listed, with co
The victorian railings at the Natural History Museum are Grade I listed, with construction between 1873-1887. Not only do they look stunning but to think of the amount of people who have walked past, or through those gates and lived their lives during their standing is pretty amazing. . . . #ironwork#fencedesign#naturalhistorymuseum#london#historyoflondon#redrust#redandgold#gilded#lookaroundyou#alwaysatourist#streetsoflondon#victoriandesign#architecture#londonhistory#englishhistory#cobwebs#victorian#alwayslearning
22.07.2019 18:29:09
“Palaces are made in the color of Rose and on the edge of the sword “
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“Palaces are made in the color of Rose and on the edge of the sword “ -dalvir chandna Saying sets so rightly here 😍 The fortress of the Tower of London has played a prominent role in English history. It was besieged several times and it has been important to controlling the country .The Tower palace has served as an armoury, a treasury, a menagerie, the home of the Royal Mint, a public record office, and the home of the Crown Jewels of England variously . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #london#londonarchitecture#architecture#city#enthusiast#londonphotography#ig#all#photo#visitlondon#towerbridge#interiordesign#londonist#londoncityworld#londonblogger#instagram#londonskyline#europe#iglondon#londonhistory#bhfyp#palaces#travel#palace#travelphotography#sunset#toweroflondon#europeanarchitecture
22.07.2019 14:56:05
Overground #hoxton 
Hogesdon" is first recorded in the Domesday Book, meaning an
Overground #hoxton Hogesdon" is first recorded in the Domesday Book, meaning an Anglo-Saxon farm (or "fortified enclosure") belonging to Hoch, or Hocq. Little is recorded of the origins of the settlement, though there was Roman activity around Ermine Street, which ran to the east of the area from the 1st century. In medieval times, Hoxton formed a rural part of Shoreditch parish. It achieved independent ecclesiastical status in 1826 with the founding of its own parish church dedicated to St John the Baptist, though civil jurisdiction was still invested in the Shoreditch vestry. The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers remains Patron of the advowson of the parish of St John's (Source: Kay Owen (1991). "A General History of Shoreditch and South Hoxton" (PDF). Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com) #cityoflondon#london_only#london4all#london_city_photo#londonguru#timeoutlondon#thisislondon#thelondonlifeinc#londoncityworld#prettylittlelondon#itssolondon#humlondon#londondisclosure#londonvisionaries#visitlondon#mysecretlondon#mydarlinglondon#igerslondon#londondecanted@exploringlondon@virtuallondon#londonbylondoners#photooftheday#ilovelondon#londonhistory#londonheritage#shut_uplondon
22.07.2019 13:54:04
I’ll never get over the quaintness of London. No matter where you go, there are
I’ll never get over the quaintness of London. No matter where you go, there are rich histories and stories to be told. Time stops when you roam around this ancient and contemporary city. . . . #london#mayfair#quaint#arcitecture#londonarchitecture#visitlondon#sunmerinlondon#doorsoflondon#cliffordstreet#history#londonhistory#historiclondon#tourist#wanderlust
22.07.2019 13:12:02
"The Enterprise", 38 Red Lion Street. Formerly known as The Grapes before it was
"The Enterprise", 38 Red Lion Street. Formerly known as The Grapes before it was renamed in 1911. . #londonhistory #streetsoflondon#londonarchitecture #londonstreet#theprettycities#pub#pubs#pubsoflondon#london
22.07.2019 12:55:14
Meet The Team Monday...
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Meet The Team Monday... ——————————————— This is Alan, our Host/Promoter. - Favourite drink: Long Island, Likes: Exotic Island’s 🏝 Music 🎶 SPACE 🚀, - - Dislikes: People still on their first drink, People still on their second drink, Boring conversations!! Take a shot or 3! - - “Ring the bell through the kiosk” 🥊
22.07.2019 12:55:01
Come and see our new exhibition of community curated stories on show in our hist
Come and see our new exhibition of community curated stories on show in our historic building, including; art, local history and a campaign fighting for justice. The pieces reflect local people's own experiences and memories of the East End and issues personal to them. #towerhamlets#Eastend#eastlondon#history#justice#art#Storytelling#londonhistory
22.07.2019 11:59:21
If you're on the hunt for some #BeastsofLondon merch you can't do much better th
If you're on the hunt for some #BeastsofLondon merch you can't do much better than this little guy. And if you missed the chance to bag some swag at the experience, don't despair our whole foxy gift range is available via the link in our bio . . . . . #fox#nature#beasts#animals#gifts#plush#softtoy#museumshop#london#animalhistory#foxagram#foxesofinstagram#londonhistory
22.07.2019 11:56:38
With the final of the Tour De France in sight we wanted to share with you a very
With the final of the Tour De France in sight we wanted to share with you a very apt shot from our exhibition #TheAgesOFWembley currently on show at the Getty Images Gallery in @wembley_park. 'Easy Rider' shows cyclist Kees Pellenaars of the Netherlands, reading a letter as he cycles in a comfortable position during a six day race at Wembley- London, 2nd May 1938. Swipe to see the behind the scenes of this beautiful Silver Gelatin Fibre print; limited edition of 300 & embossed stamped with the 'Getty Images Archive'. All images from #TheAgesOfWembley show are available to purchase as prints! Find out more on the Getty Images Gallery website- link in bio. Easy Rider - A. Hudson - 3310399
22.07.2019 09:43:28
Mondays on this line can be heaving at the best of times. It is most popular lin
Mondays on this line can be heaving at the best of times. It is most popular lines on the tube network. So when it’s empty, which is very rare, it’s worth clicking. The numbers are staggering 😁 The Victoria line is a deep-level line and has always been operated using automatic train operation, but all trains carry drivers. The 2009 Tube Stock is currently serving the line, which replaced the old 1967 Tube Stock trains. There are 16 stations on the route; all but Pimlico provide interchanges with other Underground lines or National Rail services. It is used by 200 million passengers each year and is the most intensively used line on the Underground. #cityoflondon#london_only#london4all#london_city_photo#londonguru#timeoutlondon#thisislondon#thelondonlifeinc#londoncityworld#prettylittlelondon#itssolondon#humlondon#londondisclosure#londonvisionaries#visitlondon#mysecretlondon#mydarlinglondon#igerslondon#londondecanted@exploringlondon@virtuallondon#londonbylondoners#photooftheday#ilovelondon#londonhistory#londonheritage#shut_uplondon
22.07.2019 09:13:36
The latest shop to open within the vaults ✨ Vault 36 is now part of Peter Gaunt’
The latest shop to open within the vaults ✨ Vault 36 is now part of Peter Gaunt’s ever growing collection. Peter has been dealing for over 49 years and now occupies vaults 34 to 37. Peter buys more than 150 pieces of silver per week! . . . . . #londonsilvervaults#silvervaults#lsv#thelondonsilvervaults#petergaunt#petergauntsilver#silverdealer#buysilver#silvercollection#silvercollector#silverforsale#antique#antiques#silvershop#silver#silverware#chancerylane#farringdon#london#hiddenlondon#londonhistory#thevaults#silvershopping#silversmith
22.07.2019 08:30:45
This has been my life for almost three months: Londinium...Roman London!  My per
This has been my life for almost three months: Londinium...Roman London! My personally designed audio tour is *almost* completed. It’s been a tough slog, but I’ve learned TONS. Any one currently in London interested in being a beta-tester? 🤳🏼 🤳🏼 🤳🏼 Oh, and this super-helpful diorama can be found in the undercroft museum of an incredible church on Tower Hill called All Hallows. Besides some unique Roman era remnants, it also holds the dubious honor of being the final destination of many who lost their heads at the nearby royal chopping blocks. 😳
22.07.2019 08:15:35
Tag someone who you would love to sit with and have a nice meal and some relaxin
Tag someone who you would love to sit with and have a nice meal and some relaxing drinks 🥃🍴
22.07.2019 07:24:03
A handful of big silver coins, all found eyes only over many years, just sitting
A handful of big silver coins, all found eyes only over many years, just sitting on the surface of the Thames foreshore. They date from the reign of Mary I (c.1557) to George V (1925). #londonmudlark#mudlark#mudlarking
22.07.2019 06:13:46
𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚗𝚞𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚙𝚞𝚋𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚊𝚖𝚎 "𝙱𝚕𝚞𝚎 𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚝𝚜" 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙
𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚗𝚞𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚙𝚞𝚋𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚊𝚖𝚎 "𝙱𝚕𝚞𝚎 𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚝𝚜" 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚝 𝚒𝚗 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚑 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚞𝚙 𝚟𝚒𝚊 𝚂𝚎𝚍𝚊𝚗 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚒𝚌𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚚𝚞𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚝𝚊𝚡𝚒 𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚔𝚜. ——————————————————- #london#blueposts#londonpubs#pubsofinstagram#londonhistory#architecture#lundonlens#britishhistory#england#englishhistory#uk#instalondon#travel#londontravel#londonwanderings
22.07.2019 05:04:44
Another car free Sunday on Regent Street 🎉
It’s such a spectacular street if you
Another car free Sunday on Regent Street 🎉 It’s such a spectacular street if you look up past the standard high street shops 🛍 This building used to be the Dickins and Jones department store, which moved to the new Regent Street in 1835, and into this building in 1922 📦 With a strong tradition for fabrics, and silk in particular, Dickins and Jones was prepared for a white fabric sale when Queen Victoria died; they dyed most of the stock black so customers could buy it for mourning wear 🧵 The shop survived a remarkably long time, considering trends moved away from department stores, but eventually closed in 2005 ⏱ . . . #londonhistory#londontrivia#regentstreet#dickinsandjones#londondepartmentstores#londonbylondoners#londonshopping#summerstreets#w1#thisislondon
21.07.2019 23:13:18
Next (still on day 2) we went to the #TowerofLondon and even though we only had
Next (still on day 2) we went to the #TowerofLondon and even though we only had about 2-hours it was still worth it! But adding on to our need to come back, I want to come spend an entire day here next time! #Beefeater#CrownJewels (no pics allowed of those!) #LondonHistory
21.07.2019 21:44:38
We only had time to just walk by #WestminsterAbbey and I’m already planning anot
We only had time to just walk by #WestminsterAbbey and I’m already planning another trip back to London so we can see inside 🤩 For now, here is the outside of this gorgeous historic church built between 1200-1400 #LondonHistory#HistoricPlaces
21.07.2019 21:24:44
Since it’s Sunday I’ve picked an ecclesiatical subject⁠
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The Austin Friar remem
Since it’s Sunday I’ve picked an ecclesiatical subject⁠ ⁠ The Austin Friar remembers the Augustinian Friary based in the City of London (just northeast of where the Bank of England is now). It was founded sometime in the 1260s by Humphrey de Bohun the Constable of England in his return from the crusades. ⁠ ⁠ By 1350 the Friary covered 5.5 acres and was a popular recipient for donations and bequests from the aristocracy which didn’t hurt their expansion plans. At its peak the Friary was the largest Augustinian community in England. It had a church, two cloisters, a cemetery, and even its own prison. Its church was huge; only 2 metres shorter than Canterbury Cathedral.⁠ ⁠ The Friary also owned plenty of houses which it leased to secular tenants including Thomas Cromwell and the Dutch philosopher and theologian Erasmus (who did a runner without paying his bill).⁠ ⁠ Ironically Thomas Cromwell was responsible for the Friary’s downfall. He began the English Reformation movement which led to the dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538, including the Austin Friary. Its land was sold off and in 1550 part of the church was given over to the London Dutch community for their own religious services. ⁠ ⁠ This figure of a friar is set into the wall of Austin Friars House which stands on the site of the Friary’s cemetery. I’ve used a wider shot since some over privileged city boy with a sharpie has seen fit to give the eyes pupils which is rather creepy in close up. I haven’t found any information about the sculptor but “T. Metcalfe 1989” is inscribed on the figure’s base.⁠ ⁠ Location: Austin Friars House, 2-6 Austin Friars, EC2N 2HD⁠ ⁠ #AustinFriars#ThomasCromwell#Religion#EnglishReformation#TMetcalfe⁠#StatuesofInstagram#statuesunday#Statues#Statue#publicsculpture#statuary#sculpturesofInstagram#londonart#History#londonhistory#LondonLove#London4All#londonphotographer#londonphotography#igerslondon#iglondon#Sculpture#PublicArt#Monuments#Statuephotography#History#London#LoveLondon#londongram#igerslondon
21.07.2019 21:00:43
A wonderful day spent in #shoreditch with @claireallen19 and @lifeofcharlouise s
A wonderful day spent in #shoreditch with @claireallen19 and @lifeofcharlouise stuffing our faces at the @courthousehotelshoreditch high tea. This building was amazing, it was once a high court. This picture was of what used to be the holding cells where prisoners were kept before they stood trial. I love London for these reasons, so much history embedded into daily life. #londonhistory#travel#livingmybestlife#travelgram#tourism#instagood#instalife#instapassport#picoftheday#expat#ilovetravel#gatewaytotheuk#slimmingworldjourney#writetotravel #instatravelling#wanderlust#englishliving#travelling#lovewhatyoudo#traveltheworld#traveladdict#londonuk#travelblog#couplesthattravel#welovetotravel#livingabroad#londonliving
21.07.2019 18:28:46
I was really pleased to find this today in my new hotspot ❤️ I’m surprised it’s
21.07.2019 16:49:20
Looking at the night sky after work 🐰
Looking at the night sky after work 🐰...más
20.07.2019 23:26:08
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