One of the oldest bridges over the Thames is now fully reopened after major repair works 

One of the oldest bridges over the Thames is now fully reopened after major repair works 

Kingston Bridge over the River Thames in South West London reopened at the start of May after a £600,000 makeover.  Grade II* the bridge had more…

The Brothers behind The Victoria in Bermondsey – which has been featured in hit TV dramas

The Brothers behind The Victoria in Bermondsey – which has been featured in hit TV dramas

Michael HollandMay 29, 2023

The Victoria is a hidden gem in a Bermondsey backstreet, but will be familiar to many having made numerous TV appearances, we take a…

The Life and Times of William Macready

The Life and Times of William Macready

Michael HollandMay 26, 2023

Anything with Dickens in the title has me panting like one of Pavlov’s dogs, so seeing “Macready! Dickens’ Theatrical Friend” was playing at the…

Out and Proud in the House of Treasures

Out and Proud in the House of Treasures

Michael HollandMay 22, 2023

Simon Pettet studied ceramics at Camberwell Art College but that’s not where he caught Dennis Severs’ eye. Instead it was a match made in…

What’s in a London pub name?

What’s in a London pub name?

Eliza FrostMay 21, 2023

What links a champion bare-knuckle boxer, a pioneering general who inspired the invention of Ordnance Survey maps and a runaway cat? They’ve all given…

Old Operating Theatre Museum gets new skylight

Old Operating Theatre Museum gets new skylight

Eliza FrostMay 20, 2023

Sarah Corn, director of the Old Operating Theatre Museum, tells us about the history of the hospital and the museum’s latest restoration project –…

Frankie Lucas: The Golden Boy of South London

Frankie Lucas: The Golden Boy of South London

Michael HollandMay 18, 2023

Frankie Lucas was a middleweight boxer from Croydon who fought during the 1970s. He had come to the UK from St Vincent as part…

Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece

Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece

Michael HollandMay 17, 2023

The Greek historian Arrian records Alexander the Great saying of Persia, ‘Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft…

Bought and Sold By The British

Bought and Sold By The British

Michael HollandApr 8, 2023

Written by Amantha Edmead, directed by Euton Daley MBE, and inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African Griot, SOLD tells the true…

Dulwich College loans Royal Museum Greenwich Shakespeare’s First Folio for 400th anniversary exhibition

Dulwich College loans Royal Museum Greenwich Shakespeare’s First Folio for 400th anniversary exhibition

Holly O'MahonyApr 6, 2023

One of the UK’s 50 surviving copies of Shakespeare’s First Folio – the first collected edition of William Shakespeare’s plays – has gone on…

Coming soon: Family Tree – the legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Coming soon: Family Tree – the legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Michael HollandMar 27, 2023

Family Tree is a powerful and poetic drama exploring race, inequality, health, the environment and the incredible legacy of one of the most influential…

History: When Bermondsey went ‘opping!

History: When Bermondsey went ‘opping!

Michael HollandMar 12, 2023

Many elderly residents have happy memories of the time when the only holiday they got was working in the hop fields of Kent every…