New Bond Street (Part Two) – License To Shop

0 200 years separate them. But both live only a wall apart from each other. One stuck to his long German style wig, whilst all around him wore the fashionable […]

New Bond Street (Part One) – The Spy Who Loved Shopping

0 My simple disguise is complete. Sunglasses on, I hoist a large brown bag onto my shoulder, allowing me to blend in with the hundreds of shoppers around. I pat […]

Oxford Street – Shop Till You Drop

0 A staggering half a million people visit Oxford Street every day. Closer to Christmas, it jumps to two million, or so it seems to me! But during Shakespeare’s time, […]

Highgate and Archway – Ghosts and Graves (Part Three)

1+ Ley lines. Are they simply straight lines that connect ancient monuments or are they highways of super energy? When the archaeologist Watkins coins the term in 1921, he means […]

Highgate and Archway – Ghosts and Graves (Part Two)

0 When William the Conqueror does exactly what his title says and conquers England in 1066, he seizes property and land from the existing Saxon manors and landlords. He then […]

Highgate and Archway – Ghosts and Graves (Part One)

0 A disillusioned young lad creeps out of the home of his wealthy master. Despite his hard labour, he is poorly paid and can no longer tolerate the beatings by […]

The South Bank (Part Three) – Blackfriars Bridge to Millennium Bridge

0 In 1715, bridges over the Thames were scarce. So an Irish actor named Thomas Doggett jumps on a river ferry to get him back to his residence in Chelsea. […]

The South Bank (Part Two) – Hungerford Bridge To Waterloo Bridge

0 It’s a story straight out of a James Bond movie. It’s 1978. A Bulgarian dissident writer stands at a bus stop at Waterloo Bridge. He feels a sharp pain […]

The South Bank (Part One) – Westminster Bridge To Hungerford Bridge

0 1500 years pass before a second bridge is built over the Thames in central London. Until then, London Bridge is the solitary bridge on this side of town since […]

Bletchley Park – The Code Breakers Part II

0 And so from this morning, I’ve done Bletchley part one, there is so much more to learn, of work that here was done, And now in Part II I […]