Jacob's Island, Rotherhithe, 1887 - James Lawson Stewart © Museum of London

  • Going Underground 17 May 19

    London owes its very existence to a river, namely the Thames or what Julius Caesar called ‘the Tamesis’. The bridge built by the Romans above the marshes at Southwark in 43AD instigated the... Read More

  • All the World Is Still a Stage 17 May 19

    He’s bold, charismatic, strong, controversial and effortlessly funny, but there is a serious side to Sir Patrick, someone who can justifiably be referred to as British acting royalty. A man loved by... Read More

  • Crossing the Bridge 3 May 19

    On a cold morning in January 2008, hundreds of people were walking across Waterloo Bridge, on their way to work. Jonny Benjamin was sitting on the edge of the bridge, ready to end his life. Were the... Read More

  • A Girl's Best Friend 3 May 19

    When’s the last time you had a chat with your friends about money? I don’t mean an animated conversation about the bargain dress you found on the sale rail rack in Selfridges, but an in-depth... Read More

  • Exploring Coastal Connections 19 Apr 19

    A ship, they say, is a microcosm of society, so what better way to explore our shifting sense of national identity than in the multitude of maritime museums around our coastline? For all its... Read More

  • The Colour of Old Conkers 5 Apr 19

    He’s tall, lean, devastatingly handsome, and with a confident insouciance that’s enormously charismatic. It’s easy to see why journalist, writer and broadcaster Kate Spicer is completely under... Read More

  • Hard Cash… and the Lack of It 22 Mar 19

    They say money makes the world go round. But is that money tangible – coins and notes – or is it digital transactions; card payments, bank transfers, smartphone taps? Increasingly, it’s the... Read More

  • Something in the Way She Moves 22 Mar 19

    Of all the hidden gems to be found on YouTube, one of the sweetest is a short clip, lasting just over a minute, of ten-year-old Anna Rose O’Sullivan dancing at a local ballet school performance. Her... Read More

  • Conversation and Creation 8 Mar 19

    Oscar-winning actor Olivia Colman, who recently received the coveted accolade for portraying the rambunctious Queen Anne in The Favourite, highlighted how women in the 18th century were just as... Read More

  • The Golden Age of Design 22 Feb 19

    It’s called the ‘Agatha Christie effect’: while we may be bewitched by Poirot’s unerring ability to sniff out a killer, we’re just as likely to be enchanted by the 1920s and 30s living rooms... Read More

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