Methodism, Freemasonry and Tate Britain

Methodism, Freemasonry and Tate Britain

I am a London Blue Badge Guide and am working as the peak of the summer season begins to wain for some. That said, after 6 years in the travel business, I am beginning to realise that there is no typical year and no discernible trend. A little like playing the stock...
Murder most Foul (not for chickens)

Murder most Foul (not for chickens)

I have been collecting books on London’s darker past with a view to exploring some of the back streets of London and looking at celebrated historic murder cases. A few months ago I was asked to give a talk on this very subject and this became just the prompt I needed...
The Tower of London Secrets – The Sovereign’s Sceptre

The Tower of London Secrets – The Sovereign’s Sceptre

One of my regular stop off points during a London tour is the Tower of London.  By default a visit to the Jewel House and therein after circumnavigating a warren of dark corridors lit by images tantalising you with pictures of the jewels you will see and the images...
Couldn’t put Humpty together again……

Couldn’t put Humpty together again……

It’s that time of year, time to test out the routes, see the various sites and work out where the loos and car parks are. In some respects, it’s one of the best times to travel around the UK. This week I am looking at a host of ancient buildings. Some in...
……And all the King’s Men.

……And all the King’s Men.

You can imagine the conversation, “Fantastic party, we really must do it again sometime.” In this case, the party was the coronation of Edward VII as king of England in 1902, and the chances of doing it again weren’t really an option. You see, a...
All the King’s Horses…….

All the King’s Horses…….

In 1660 King Charles II was restored to the throne of England following the Civil War and a period of what amounts to republican governance of the country, known as the Commonwealth. On 30th January a small band of supporters lay a wreath at the foot of Charles I’s...