Aspects of London - Blogs
This is the spot to read my blogs. First up are themes of London. I plan to add to the list periodically, but also to branch out and write others about places I guide in outside the capital – so watch this space!
To get you in the mood, here are some fun facts about London:
Intrigued? One day I hope to tell you more in person. But in the meantime, feel free to scroll down and click on the links below to discover some more in-depth facts about my capital city.
The best blue plaque to a famous person no longer up on the wall! This commemorated a former pub landlord, Joe Jenkins, who once ruled the roost behind the bar of the Newman Arms in London’s Fitzrovia. As you can see from what’s written he was a colourful character with colourful language who spoke his mind.
A truly moving experience for British TV viewers came a few years back when astonished world-famous philanthropist Sir Nicholas Winterton suddenly realised he was sitting in a studio full of people whose lives he had saved decades before. Back then they were very young Jewish children for whom, at great personal risk, he had organised trans-European trains that plucked them out of the clutches of the Nazis.
As the world holds its breath over the latest Middle Eastern conflict, it’s comforting to think that in London’s East End, three religions traditionally normally associated as being at loggerheads with each other have peacefully evolved over three centuries in one building.