Most of us learn about the marvellous Great Exhibition at school. Over 100,000 exhibits under the vast roof of the Crystal Palace in South Kensington! But have you ever heard about the protest that took place there on 21st June 1851?
A lasting remnant of the milk trade which has all but disappeared from London’s streets! Next time you’re wandering through Maida Vale, look up and you might spot a bovine buddy gazing down at you from on high. Congratulations, you’ve just found Welford’s Dairy – once the largest dairy in London
Part Two of my exploration of London’s time capsules! Who knows if we’ll still be alive to see them uncovered?
This time it’s Hospitals, Theatres, and Museums – oh my! Make sure you don’t miss Part One as well.
Have you ever spared a thought for what’s buried under London? Amongst the old buildings and the burials, and probably a lot of rubbish, there are a fair few time capsules. Pockets of history waiting for the future to find them. I’ve shared a few of my favourites in this blog post (plus stay tuned for Part Two!).
If you’re like me and have missed the theatre with an intense, melodramatic passion or are simply looking for something to do inside with your friends because it’s such a novelty, here’s a selection of the most exciting shows London currently has to offer!
Decades before the 1967 Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised sex between men, some freedom and community could be found in the numerous illegal drinking dens and makeshift private members’ clubs which popped up in and around Soho. One of these was the Caravan Club, which dazzled the streets of Soho in the 1930s, but was unfortunately shut down by police on this day (25th August) in 1934.
On this day (11th July) in 1859, Big Ben rang for the first time because (spoiler alert!) Big Ben is a bell not a tower. I used this anniversary moment to shine a light on some of London’s most exciting bells.