I’m sure many of you have found yourself asking this exact question when walking through the concourse; eyeing the massive queue of people waiting patiently to clutch on to the luggage trolley that’s on its way to Platform 9 3/4. It’s all down to one man. An entrepreneur who, had he been alive today, would have […]Read More Why Is King’s Cross Called ‘King’s Cross’?
by Sheldon Now that I’m working amongst the glass towers of Canary Wharf, the history of Docklands is of particular interest to me at the moment. I regularly find myself stalking the exhibits of the Museum of London during my lunch hour and last week I paid a visit to Tunnel, the Archaeology of Crossrail where I learnt […]Read More The Albion Disaster
One hundred years ago tomorrow, a terrible event happened that would change the face of British warfare, forever robbing the lives of men and boys, not to mention sons, daughters, nieces and nephews who would never get the chance to be born. This week, we invite Westminster Guide Charlie Foreman of London War Walks to give […]Read More Scar of the Somme
by Christina It’s funny- you can live in London for years, and every so often you still come across an area of the city you have never been to and know nothing about. I have lived on the outskirts of London for most of my 32 years, and I had never been to Bethnal Green […]Read More Horror in The Dark – The Bethnal Green Tube Station Disaster of 1943 and its Memorial
Two beautiful angels have been silently guarding the people buried beneath. These seraphs are in London; one is very well known, the other – practically unheard of. Hidden away behind a toolshed and overshadowed by a tree. Today, Cemetery Club is off to a two cemeteries in south west and south east London to look […]Read More The Bronze Angels of London
by Christina In Berlin, we went to see the Holocaust Memorial. It was raining as we arrived. The memorial is rows and rows of concrete blocks – they go back and back and back. They start off at knee height and as you walk further and further in they rise above your head and […]Read More Outside London: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
by Sheldon Mention the name ‘Chelsea’ and two things spring to mind; the iconic flower show or the Pensioners who reside in a fine building on the River Thames, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Their red coats and tricorn hats are an iconic part of British culture. In a quiet part of Brompton Cemetery, a […]Read More The Men in Scarlet