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  • According to etymologists, the word ‘charing’ seems to come from the old English – “cerring”- meaning a bend, hence ‘charing’ appearing on many old maps, […] The post The Charing Cross: Victorian Medievalism first appeared on Stuff About London.
  • If it’s possible to feel sorry for a pile of stones, the Marble Arch is probably deserving of sympathy. Like a Hollywood megastar now scratching […] The post Feeling Sorry for Marble Arch first appeared on Stuff About London.
  • Over 55,000 Bomber Command crew lost their lives during the second world war – a death rate of over 44% from those who served. Thousands […] The post The Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park first appeared on Stuff About London.
  • On 12 October 2002, Islamist suicide bombers detonated a large car bomb and a device in a backpack in nightclubs in the popular tourist location […] The post The Bali bombing memorial, Horseguards Avenue first appeared on Stuff About London.
  • Trains from Clapham Junction to Waterloo generally stop at Vauxhall, and whenever on the service I look at the passengers getting on or off at […] The post Spook Central – the MI6 Building at Vauxhall first appeared on Stuff About London.
  • Many of the stories of those who served in WW2 are capable of inducing in those of us who have never had to face such […] The post “Carve their names with pride”: the SOE Memorial first appeared on Stuff About London.