London Guide (Britain Magazine 2015)

The authentic journal of stopover at Britain. Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, better of British historical past and background, Inspirational locations to trip to round England.

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The authentic journal of stopover at Britain. Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, better of British historical past and background, Inspirational locations to trip to round England.

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For many years his body was gibbeted downstream, at Tilbury. His memory survives principally in that his ‘treasure’, if treasure there be, has never been found. com PHOTOS: © CLASSIC IMAGE/ALAMY/HOBERMAN COLLECTION/TOPHAM/PRESSASSOCIATION/DEREK BAYES/LEBRECHT MUSIC & A/PICTORIAL PRESS LTD/CORBIS The Prospect of Whitby claims to be London’s oldest riverside pub. Dating from 1520, it was originally known as the Devil’s Tavern – doubtless reflective of the clientele it attracted. Patrons of a more reputable disposition included Dickens, Pepys, and the artists Whistler and Turner.

Visitors don’t have access to the room behind the balcony – it’s still very much the private part of the palace where the Queen has her apartments. But, every summer since 1993, 400,000 visitors get to marvel at the state rooms of the West Wing, view some of the palace’s 20,000 works of art on display, and walk in the footsteps of the great and the good – from Sir Winston Churchill to Nelson Mandela, and Laurence Olivier to Dame Judi Dench. Beyond the covered carriage entrance, the impact of the Many of the 775 rooms of Buckingham Palace are offices for a staff that swells up to 900 in the summer months Grand Hall is somewhat muted compared to what comes next.

This part of the riverside was one of London’s worst slums. For Dickens it was Jacob’s Island, where Bill Sikes, arch criminal of Oliver Twist met his death. ” It made Wapping sound positively salubrious, The Docklands Facing page, top: Judge Jeffreys is captured despite his disguise. Bottom: Jeffreys watched hangings from The Angel This page, clockwise from top: Enclosed docks began to restrict smuggling; postwar the East End improved for families; The Railway Tavern in Limehouse was a popular dockers' pub STEP INTO SMUGGLERS' SHOES • Sailortown, at the Museum of London Docklands, is a full-size, walk-through reconstruction of 19th-century maritime Wapping – complete with alehouse, chandlery and other buildings.

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