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Barbican Brutalist Architecture at its best 5

Barbican Brutalist Architecture at its best

The Rise of the Barbican Complex As early as the mid-1950s to the end of that era they put submissions forward for designs what then became the Barbican. Plans grew to include an exhibition hall, residential flats, art gallery public lending library, restaurant, concert hall. Works started in 1963, and some were already taking form …

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1888 'Dear Boss' The Whitechappel Murders AKA Jack the Ripper, who wrote the letter? 6

1888 ‘Dear Boss’ The Whitechappel Murders AKA Jack the Ripper, who wrote the letter?

1888 Anonymous letter to the Central News Agency London “Dear Boss”, introducing the name Jack the Ripper for the first time. The Dear Boss Letter in full On the 27th of September 1888, the central news agency received an anonymous letter, in red ink, it read; Dear Boss, I keep on hearing the police have …

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Greenwich Facts and the 4 winter Autumn Galleries at the National Maritime Museum 7

Greenwich Facts and the 4 winter Autumn Galleries at the National Maritime Museum

The 9 historical facts of Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum brand new galleries Greenwich is located in the bulb of the river Thames, Opposite the Isle of Dogs and if you were back in the 1600s, you would see Greenwich as a place nestled between the Royal Docks at Woolwich and Deptford. Wind the clock even …

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The Royal Exchange, the incredible history from LIFFE Trading floor to Boutique luxury 8

The Royal Exchange, the incredible history from LIFFE Trading floor to Boutique luxury

The Royal Exchange sits proudly in the financial heart of London, opposite the Bank of England, and perhaps too many passing people, it’s mistaken for the Bank of England. 8 columns stand robust at a busy interchange where some of the oldest most prestigious City streets spiral off in all directions of the compass, Cornhill, …

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Bank of England Museum in the Heart of the City of London 9

Bank of England Museum in the Heart of the City of London

The Bank of England Museum can be found on the side road of Threadneedle Street in Bartholomew Lane. The Bank of England is the grand building see below that stands opposite the Royal Exchange in  Threadneedle Street. The Doorway above in Bartholomew Lane is the discreet entrance to the Bank of England Museum. It was …

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