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The first Christmas card
Mike Silve

The First Christmas Card

The First Christmas Card The First Christmas Card In the run up to Christmas you may well be thinking about sending Christmas cards to friends and family. Despite the growth in ecards the traditional Christmas card is still very popular and some 1 billion cards will be sent this Christmas

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Harrods Pet World
Mike Silve

One hump or two?

One hump or two? It was once said that you could buy anything at Harrods from “a pin to an elephant”. Well before 1976 the latter was certainly true. Harrod’s Pet Kingdom was world famous for nearly 100 years and was once a place where the wealthy could drop in

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BT Tower London
Mike Silve

London’s worst kept secret

London’s worst kept secret Still making an impressive mark on the London skyline is London’s sixth tallest structure – the BT (British Telecom) Tower. Originally known as the Post Office Tower it was built to handle the nation’s communications traffic. At one time the midsection was covered with microwave aerials,

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Fireworks behind Big Ben London
Mike Silve

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Remember, remember the fifth of November Bonfire Night has been observed on November 5 for more than 400 years following the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when 13 conspirators planned to blow up Parliament and kill King James I in protest at the persecution of their Roman Catholic faith. Guy “Guido”

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St Clement Danes Church on the Strand London Photo Walks
Mike Silve

Oranges and Lemons

Oranges & Lemons Near the beginning of my North and South Walk we pass the Church of St Clement Danes situated on a traffic island near the Royal Courts of Justice. It has a brass plaque just inside the door with the line “Oranges and Lemons say the Bells of

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HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge, London
Mike Silve

London Hyperlapse Video

London Hyperlapse Video I have to admit I’m a bit of a sucker for a good time-lapse video of London. Time-lapse video is a impressive but relatively simple technique. Place the camera on a stable platform, take a series of photos seconds apart and when played back at normal speed,

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Polar Bear on the Thames, London
Mike Silve

Polar Bears in the Thames

Polar Bears in the Thames On our South Bank walking tour you come to City Hall and look across the river Thames to gaze upon the 11th century fortress that is the White Tower at the heart of the Tower of London. Thoughts of Crown Jewels, Beefeaters and Ravens come

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Nelson's spare nose Admiralty Arch London
Mike Silve

Nelson’s Spare Nose

Nelson’s Spare Nose At the start of our Royal Parks walking tour you gaze up at the 18 ft statue of Lord Nelson at the top of his column. A little later as you walk from Trafalgar Square to the Mall through the right hand arch of Admiralty Arch, take

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