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London Battersea Power Station is more than just a building

Battersea Power Plant is a decommissioned coal-fired power station that is classified as Grade II and located in Nine Elms, Battersea, in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The station is situated on the south bank of the river Thames in …

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The art and watercolors of the Bankside Gallery

A small art gallery with free entry that you can find at 48 Hopton Street, SE1 9JH, close to the Tate Modern and is sometimes overlooked by tourists, yet it is well worth seeing. The Royal Watercolor Society’s headquarters, which …

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Waterlilies by Monet at the Musee de L’Orangerie, Paris. War Memorial to World War One

The Musee de L’Orangerie is famous for being the home of eight large Water Lily murals by Monet. It is located in the west corner of the  Tuleries Gardens, next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris. The Concorde …

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Lawrence Alma Tadema, an immigrant painter in London

Today, we’ll take a look at the life of Lawrence Alma Tadema, a painter who rose to prominence in the United Kingdom after only a few years as the most sought-after and well-paid painter in the country. Born in the …

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Arthur Rackham, the great London illustrator

Not only do we have timeless masterpieces of English children’s literature in this collection, but we also have one of the great masters of illustration in Arthur Rackham. This is a collection of illustrations from the time known as the …

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The Ivory Towers of All Souls College in Oxford

The College of All Souls of the Faithful Departed was founded by Henry VI and Henry Chichele (Archbishop of Canterbury) in 1438. Unlike other Oxford colleges this one accepts only PhD Fellows and not undergraduate students. It is famous for …

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The garden of Christ Church Greyfriars Rose Garden in London

A garden in the City of London created from the ruins of a medieval church and a little oasis of peace at any time of day. The first church that stood here was part of a Franciscan monastery and was …

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2 Willow Road, the strange home of architect Goldfinger

Ernö Goldfinger was a Hungarian modernist and brutalist architect based in the United Kingdom. This was his London home which is located in Hampstead Green. Goldfinger is particularly well known for the Trellick Tower project, a building in west London …

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Review of The Architecture Lover’s Guide to London

I have to admit I have read a lot about London and its architecture, it’s a passion I have developed in the past 10 years or so. Therefore, I was familiar with all the buildings and styles in this book, …

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