Crossness Pumping Station

Crossness Pumping Station | Look Inside

19th century London was a mess.   The smelly, polluted and disorganised City just couldn’t reach an agreement about sewage. There were 8 conflicted independent commissioners in charge, who only cared about their own districts.   But it did provide, in my opinion, London’s best-named public disaster…   The Great Stink   Summer...

Mental Health Awareness Week Visiting Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Mental Health Awareness Week: Visiting Bethlem Museum of the Mind

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" oblique_section="no" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] It narrowly missed out to the V&A as Art Fund’s Museum of the Year in 2016, but Bethlem Museum of the Mind is definitely worth a visit. Especially during  Mental Health Awareness Week.   History   “An abode for those that have fallen out of...

The Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Recognised in the Guinness World Records as Britain’s oldest manufacturing company, the history of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry can be traced back to the City of London master founder Robert Chamberlain of Aldgate in 1420. History The foundry “at the sign of the three bells” was established...

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