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Lucy TripTide published a page
9:45am 10/01/2020
York Gate

York Gate

Nestled in the corner of Victoria Embankment Gardens is the York Gate upon the steps which the waters of the River Thames gently lapped for centuries. The steps themselves used to be where river traffic would stop allowing passengers to disembark for York House. Today it is over 100 yards from the Thames and marks the point where the ‘old’ river us...

Lucy TripTide published a page
1:30pm 09/01/2020
The Gas Light, Carter Lane

The Gas Light, Carter Lane

Take a turn off the Stand and into Carting Lane behind the Savoy, and visitors can find London's last remaining sewage lamp – it is actually a replica but is in full working order. Today it is fuelled (mostly) by the mains supply of gas but curiously the Webb Patent Sewer Gas Lamp was originally powered from Bazalgette's Victorian sewers. The metha...

Chris Jones published a page
11:05am 09/12/2019
The Porterhouse

The Porterhouse

Large pub with gleaming copper pipes, imported draught beers and late-night basement music club.

Chris Marlowe published a page
4:44pm 26/11/2019
The Lamb and Flag

The Lamb and Flag

This pub is (possibly) one of the oldest in London and is tucked away outside the main currents ebbing and flowing to Covent Garden. The Lamb and Flag is a favourite with locals and visitors to the city and has been renamed quite a few times. It is recorded as being licensed premises in 1772, when it was the Cooper’s Arms but whether the building w...

Lucy TripTide published a page
11:52am 26/11/2019
Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

The home of British opera is ‘Covent Garden’ in the beautiful, historic venue home to two famous companies - The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.

Built in 1858, the Royal Opera House has hosted Maria Callas, Margot Fonteyn, Luciano Pavarotti and Rudolf Nureyev. It is the third incarnation and the last reconstruction in the 1990s pr...

Lucy TripTide published a page
10:02am 26/11/2019
The Seven Dials

The Seven Dials

Seven Dials lies on the border of Covent Garden and London's West End and is a stones throw from hedonistic Soho. It has a very distinctive layout with a central monument – essentially a big sundial and streets passing off it like spokes in a wheel.

There is also a fascinating story behind it which goes back to the 17th century and...

Lucy TripTide published a page
10:17am 11/11/2019
Vintage Heaven & Cakehole

Vintage Heaven & Cakehole

Every available space and surface of this family-run vintage store is piled to the rafters with antique china. Visitors will discover art deco glassware, table linen and novelty cutlery at their finger-tips. Vintage crockery lovers will be in heaven at this little hidden gem on the Columbia Road. Retro tea sets and even one or two vintage fabrics a...

Chris Marlowe published a journal
12:00am 05/11/2019
Lucy TripTide published a page
12:37pm 01/11/2019
Lincoln's Patisserie

Lincoln's Patisserie

Lincoln’s Patisserie is a family run Caribbean bakery and is almost 3 decades old. The head of the family Lincoln is the master baker and is supported by industrious support staff. Their products are freshly prepared in an open plan environment and visitors can see exactly what is going on and where everything comes from. The patties are unique, an...

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