Samuel Johnson, born in 1709 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, was a renowned writer, poet, and lexicographer. He is best known for his work on the English dictionary, but his contributions to literature and the arts go beyond that. Johnson was a man of great intellect, wit, and curiosity, and his legacy has influenced generations of writers […]
“Sir, when a man is tired of London he is tired of life: for there is in London all that life can afford” How to get there..
Some may not be aware, the Hollywood silent movie star, Charlie Chaplin was born in London, on the 23rd September 1952 he travelled back to London from America to promote his new film “Limelight”. A film that some consider to be a semi autobiographical view of Chaplin‘s Edwardian London, touching on themes from his childhood […]
The Michael Faraday Statue in London The Faraday Statue above stands outside 2 Savoy Place WC2. It stands in front of the now Institution of Engineering & Technology. Back in the past, it was known as the Institute of Electrical Engineers founded in 1871 and moved to this site around 1910. There is an […]
Fight Night: Tommy Burns vs Gunner Moir, National Sporting Club, Covent Garden London, 2nd December 1907 Boxing Legend Tommy Burns Tommy Burns became the first boxer to travel the world defending his title, which he did 11 times. He barred no one from challenging his title, nationality, religion or race. During the first world war, […]