The Window Cleaner

(Allan Sly, 1990)Sly is used to creating expressive sculptures, but this tongue-in-cheek one is a favourite of mine. Our anonymous window cleaner approaches a building, looking up in exasperation at the size of the skyscraper in front of him (especially when we consider he’s only...

Seven Things I Learned From #PepysShow

7 Things I Learned From #PepysShow

The National Maritime Museum’s exhibition; Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire and Revolution is a must-see for any London enthusiast.Here are seven things I learned from this remarkable show…1. He was a social commentator at 15Samuel Pepys, aged just 15, was in the audience at Whitehall on...

BLEWCOAT SCHOOL, VICTORIA

Blewcoat School, Victoria

Built in 1709 to house a charity school founded in 1688 by William Greene, a local London brewer. This Blewcoat school (one of many that can be found across the capital) educated and clothed twenty boys form the parishes of St Margaret and St John...