Month: November 2012

guided walks around the City of London

The Shadow of the Shard

The story goes that Renzo Piano sketched the Shard on the back of a menu in a Berlin restaurant in 2000. Now it’s with us, a towering symbol of progress on London’s changing skyline – but hold on a minute. Maybe we should pause and consider life for the people of Southwark 150 years ago.…
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Lord Mayor and the Livery Companies

There’s always  a problem with giving a talk about the City Livery Companies.  The subject is so varied and interesting that knowing what to include and what to leave out is a head-scratching exercise.  The current Lord Mayor of London is Fiona Wolfe, the 686th individual to hold this high office yet only the second woman to be elected…
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