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St Olave’s Plague church  Called St Ghastly Grim by Charles Dickens, the burial ground at this church is home to 365 plague victims, not least the woman responsible for bringing the plague to London, Mary Ramsey. Also buried here, according to the burial register, is Mother Goose (buried in 1586).

Map of London Peculiars will thrill curious urbanites – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

St Olave’s Plague church Called St Ghastly Grim by Charles Dickens, the burial ground at this church is home to 365 plague victims, not least the woman responsible for bringing the plague to London, Mary Ramsey. Also buried here, according to the burial register, is Mother Goose (buried in 1586).

London Catacombs via http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2010/07/10/the-victorian-catacombs-of-south-london/

London Catacombs via http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2010/07/10/the-victorian-catacombs-of-south-london/

This is perhaps my favorite, and one of my most memorable, afternoon teas – the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at Sanderson London.  With a playful Alice In Wonderland theme, every last detail on the table is meant to delight and surprise.  From the menus tucked inside vintage books, to sugar cubes stored in music boxes, and even marshmallows made in the shape of magical mushrooms.

This is perhaps my favorite, and one of my most memorable, afternoon teas – the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at Sanderson London. With a playful Alice In Wonderland theme, every last detail on the table is meant to delight and surprise. From the menus tucked inside vintage books, to sugar cubes stored in music boxes, and even marshmallows made in the shape of magical mushrooms.

The K2s that remain (with cut-out crown & regular windows - as pictured left) are listed 'buildings'. These were introduced in 1926 in Metropolitan Boroughs. The smaller K6s of 1936 (with raised crown & irregular windows - as pictured right) were designed to commemorate the silver jubilee of George V and were sited in the whole country. K1s were non-standard, K3s concrete (by Scott) & K4s included a stamp machine.

The K2s that remain (with cut-out crown & regular windows - as pictured left) are listed 'buildings'. These were introduced in 1926 in Metropolitan Boroughs. The smaller K6s of 1936 (with raised crown & irregular windows - as pictured right) were designed to commemorate the silver jubilee of George V and were sited in the whole country. K1s were non-standard, K3s concrete (by Scott) & K4s included a stamp machine.

There exist in London 13 cabmen's shelters - green, garden-shed like buildings often smelling of bacon and surrounded by 'black' cabs. They were provided by the Cabmen's Shelter Fund, a charity set up under the Earl of Shaftesbury and others in 1874 with the object of providing places where cabmen could obtain 'good and wholesome refreshments at moderate prices'. By this provision it hoped to keep the cabbies out of the pubs !

There exist in London 13 cabmen's shelters - green, garden-shed like buildings often smelling of bacon and surrounded by 'black' cabs. They were provided by the Cabmen's Shelter Fund, a charity set up under the Earl of Shaftesbury and others in 1874 with the object of providing places where cabmen could obtain 'good and wholesome refreshments at moderate prices'. By this provision it hoped to keep the cabbies out of the pubs !

One of several noses gracing the walls of London's buildings.

One of several noses gracing the walls of London's buildings.

The Ferryman's Seat, Bear Gardens, Bankside is close by where Shakespeare’s Globe now stands. Long ago when London's only river crossing was the London bridge, ferrymen waited to take people from one side of the shore to the other.

Map of London Peculiars will thrill curious urbanites – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

The Ferryman's Seat, Bear Gardens, Bankside is close by where Shakespeare’s Globe now stands. Long ago when London's only river crossing was the London bridge, ferrymen waited to take people from one side of the shore to the other.

Great Infographic showcasing 23 free museums and galleries in London

London's free museums and galleries - infographic elements

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