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Incredible Ceremony missed by most…

Post Date: Friday 22nd March 2013Author: Matt Gedge Sometimes finding out what exactly is going on with the Queen’s Guard is pretty difficult. Last summer during the Olympics I had to walk the entire route of the Changing the Guard Tour in reverse every day before starting just to see if any roads had been […]

Changing the Queen’s Life Guard

Author: Matt GedgePost Date: Thursday 14th March 2013 Changing the Queen’s Life Guard At 11am Monday to Saturday and 10am Sundays, a glorious ceremony takes place on Horse Guards Parade. Resplendent in their uniforms, the Queen’s Life Guard and Blues & Royals go through the daily rituals of a ceremony which has its roots in […]

Famous Last Words of our Leaders

Author: Matt GedgePost Date: Friday 1st March 2013 “Oh, I have been murdered.” These were the rather appropriate words of Spencer Perceval after he was shot in the House of Commons on May 11th 1812. He certainly had a tough time of it as Prime Minister. During a period of severe economic depression, Perceval had […]

Destroyed by fire – the fire proof theatre of Drury Lane

Author: Matt Gedge Post Date: Wednesday 24th February 2013 “A man may surely be able to take a glass of wine by his own fireside” So reportedly said the owner of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, as he watched his ‘fire proof theatre’ burn to the ground on this day, 24th February, […]

Changing The Guard

Author: Matt GedgePost Date: Wednesday 20th February 2013 Going on a Changing the Guard Guided Tour – Welcome to one of the most famous ceremonies in the world. Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace is known the world over, and accordingly millions of people flock to the gates of the palace each year for a glimpse of […]

Santacon 2012

Author: Matt GedgePost Date: Saturday 15th January 2012 Thousands of Santas descended on central London today for Santacon 2012. Brilliant!

A Great Historical Pub Crawl in the Heart of London

Author: Matt Gedge Post Date: 3rd March 2015 London has some wonderful pubs. Arguably the Square Mile has some of the finest this city can offer. But if you’re bamboozled by the sheer number of drinking establishments per square foot and want to know where the really good ones are, then this could be just […]

More Famous London Attractions and their Cheaper Alternatives

Author: Matt Gedge Post Date: 16th February 2013 Now that I’ve managed to find my way to the front of the queue in all the major attractions much easier thanks to the success of my first ‘Famous London Attractions and their Cheaper Alternative‘ post, I’ve decided to do another! Westminster Abbey vs St Brides Church […]

Famous London Attractions and their Cheaper Alternative

Author: Matt Gedge Post Date: Sunday 13th January 2013 Ever thought you would like to avoid the queues and dig a little deeper into what is on offer in London? Is it your second visit here and you have already seen all the main attractions on the check list? Or do you simply want to […]

Metropolitan Line Locomotive Travels through Farringdon Underground

Author: Matt Gedge Post Date: Sunday 13th January 2013 Its incredible to think the early underground trains were steam trains. To mark the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan line, this train passed through Farringdon. View the Video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyxpOT9l1Y4&feature=youtu.be