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Alphabeta Building

The God On The Alphabeta Building

Rising over the small, flat green space of Finsbury Square is the former Triton Court. It cuts a dramatic, geometric shape along the skyline and looks far younger than it's early 20th Century completion date.  It opened as the re-vamped Alphabeta building in 2014, the outside remained pretty...

Violette Szabo

Violette Szabo: London’s Bravest Woman?

A monument on Albert Embankment calmly states that it stands for everyone who lost theirs lives working as SOE (Special Operations Executive) agents behind enemy lines in WWII in Europe. However, there is only one women depicted; Violette Szabo, the youngest of the recruits who lived in Stockwell...

Seven Noses Soho

The Seven Noses Of Soho

Have you heard the legend of the Seven Noses of Soho? The story goes that to find them all brings infinite wealth, but I'm not holding my breath. Here's what I discovered snooping around Soho...

London's Most Apologetic Plaque

London’s Most Apologetic Plaque

One of the best ways that London rewards its inquisitive citizens is with plaques. We're no longer confined to English Heritage's Blue Plaques (of which there's over 900) but  have local council, 'voted by the people' and brown plaques across the city.All that being said...