[gallery] The Lesser-known monument to The Great Fire of London 1666. Situated on the corner of Giltspur Street and Cock Lane in Smithfield (EC1A) the Golden Boy of Pye marks the spot where the fire stopped. Under the statue is a plaque that reads:“The boy at Pye Corner...

      [gallery] “My usual way home was over Blackfriars Bridge, and down that turning in the Blackfriars Road which has Rowland Hill’s chapel on one side and the likeness of a golden dog licking a golden pot over the shop door on the other” Charles Dickens (1812-1870)...

        [gallery] In 1857 Rossetti was invited to decorate the walls of the Oxford Union with scenes of legends of King Arthur. Accompanied by Edward Burne-Jones and Morris the group of friends joked their way through their work. One such instance was Morris, who had insisted on buying...

          [gallery] “With the arrogance of youth, I determined  to do no less than to transform the world with beauty”“I have never been in any rich mans house which would not have looked the better for having a bonfire made … Of nine-tenths of all that it...

          fireworks

          FIREWORKS NIGHT!

          Saturday 2nd November | 5pm – 11pm Shhh! It’s almost that time of the year again, time to come upstairs to our rooftop and see the sky light up all over London. Expect magic and nothing less. In the form of sparklers, winter warmers, hot toddies, embraces,...

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