The Plague

The Black Death

People being told to stay in their homes, numbers of dead being tallied and reported by the authorities, sounding familiar? Theatre and public entertainment such as football being stopped, no this is not London 2020 in the midst of the global Covid 19 pandemic but 1665 when the last major plague outbreak hit London. There … Read more

So what’s a Mews?

Sparrow Hawk

This is another of those questions I get every so often as I’m guiding a walking tour group, typically from non Britains with English as their first language but also from others. It normally comes as we pass from St Katherine’s Dock and pass Mews Street and until I began getting the question it’s not … Read more