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Gunnersbury park with a hidden rothchilds mansion

Gunnersbury Park with a Hidden Rothchild’s Mansion

Gunnersbury Park in West London, with a Rothschild Mansion at his heart, has an incredible historical back story that stretches back almost 1,000 years. The Rothchild’s were the last of the private owners before the then Minister for Health, Neville Chamberlain declared the park open to the public in the mid-1920s. We go behind the …

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Seven Ages of Man 22 foot totem pole sculpture inspired by shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s play ‘7 ages of man’ is the inspiration for this 22-foot high cast aluminium Sculpture, on Queen Victoria Street, Blackfriars by Artist Richard Kindersley The seven ages of man according to William Shakespeare in his play ‘As You Like It’, Act 2 Scene 7 ‘All the world’s a stage’, by William Shakespear And …

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Lord Mayor's Show 2019

804th Lord Mayor’s Show Procession, 692nd Lord Mayor – Bonus 2019 Pictures Inside!

We take a brief look at the 804 years of the Lord Mayor’s Show in 2019; the King came up with a cunning plan to request the Lord Mayor march each year to pledge loyalty to the King (or Queen), this has taken place for every monarch since. William Russell is the 692nd Lord Mayor …

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Biba Story, 99 Kensington Highstreet

1973 Biba Fashion House 99 Kensington High Street

The grand art deco building contains 7 floors and opened in 1933. The Intro appears #OnThisDay 10th September https://wp.me/p9H7Q3-19D Biba fashion was based on inspirations from Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Kitsch. Bell swooping sleeves one of their signature shapes. The Designer Barbara Hulanicki and Simon Fitzsimon her husband spent a million or so on refurbishing …

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The definitive list of all 88 entries at RHS Chelsea in Bloom 2019 Flower Show

Since 1862, the Royal Horticultural Show has become the most famous garden and landscape flower show in the world. The first show opened in Kensington moving to Chelsea. Royal connections with the flower show go back to the beginning.  In 2019 the Duchess of Cambridge designed a special garden featuring a rope swing and a water stream, the …

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Chinese New Year Explained xīnnián kuàilè Year of the Pig

The Chinese New year starts on the 5th Feb 2019.  2019 will be Year of the Pig. They select the animal from the Chinese Zodiac which runs for a 12-year cycle before it repeats. Why is Chinese New Year Celebrated The Chinese New Year is the most important and also the longest Chinese celebrated festival …

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