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Groundling Gates, Shakespeare’s Globe

…are rows of small cast iron figures depicting plants, creatures and objects from Shakespeare’s time. I like the idea of people flooding out through these gates after seeing Shakespeare, going…

Theatre Royal Stratford East

The Theatre Royal Stratford East was built in 1884 and has a long and varied history of serving the East End and producing plays for the people. Its strong tradition…

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s is London’s cathedral and embodies the spiritual life and heritage of the British people. A cathedral houses the seat – Latin, cathedra – of the bishop, making it…

Pillar Box on Formosa Street

…However, it was so inconspicuous that people kept bumping into them, so in 1874 the distinctive ‘pillar box red’ became the standard colour. “This little red box really does signify…

ZSL London Zoo

…1847. ZSL London Zoo is open 364 days a year to allow as many people as possible to encounter non-native animals in the flesh. Over the years significant artists and…

Buxton Memorial Fountain

…in 1838 to commemorate the Emancipation of the Slaves in 1834, in memory of his father, Sir T Fowell Buxton and those associated with him. It is tall, extraordinarily colourful,…

Albert Memorial

The Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens is one of the grandest high-Victorian gothic extravaganzas anywhere. It was designed by George Gilbert Scott, and completed in 1876. Prince Albert – Queen…

Alexandra Palace

…acres of beautiful parkland, and grounds that boast a pub and restaurant, ice rink, boating lake, pitch & putt course. Designed to be “The People’s Palace” it was later nicknamed…

Tower of London

…the fortifications, changing its role from fortress to palace to prison and place of execution. Today, it remains a working building at the centre of our national life. People who…

Bedford Park

…the houses go for millions of pounds, so is no longer within reach of ‘people of moderate means’. Peter Murray worked with VocalEyes describer Andrew Holland on the description of…

Watts Memorial, Postman’s Park

This is a wonderful pocket of green, a sudden warm and welcoming open space within the Square Mile. It is very near the Barbican, and got its name because it…

Peter Pan Statue

Peter Pan, JM Barrie’s famous ‘boy who never grew up’, was first depicted in public sculpture in Kensington Gardens. Created by sculptor George Frampton, this was commissioned by Barrie and…

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