Category: Royalty

Pepys' House, 12 Buckingham Street, on background map of area
History

Working from home with Samuel Pepys

Take a stroll down Buckingham Street with David Mullany to check out the view from Sam’s 17th century home office and learn about the street’s many other illustrious residents

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Horse Guards parade from St James's Parkrk
History

The gateway to a fairy kingdom?

Dugald Sandeman once worked in an office with a view – one of Horse Guards Parade where, against the backdrop of the elegant and graceful Guard House, the annual ceremony to mark the sovereign’s birthday takes place every June

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Houses of Parliament
History

Busting the budget

Massive overspending on public projects has plagued governments for centuries and iconic London landmarks, such as the Palace of Westminster and Trafalgar Square, are but two such examples

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Nell Gwyn in The Legend of Chelsea Hospital
History

When women staged an entrance

The return of the monarchy with Charles II in 1660 not only led to the reopening of theatres, but also brought innovations such as women taking to the stage. David Evans sets the scene

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The church and hospital of Savoy, London: view from Southwark
History

The Strand: the route from trade to power

Long gone are the grand houses that once lined this thoroughfare linking London’s centres of government and commerce, but traces of their past grandeur can still be found, as Felicity Wenzel explains

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Portrait of Henry VIII (left, with MoD building (centre) beneath which lies Henry's wine cellar (right)
History

Toasting Henry

Beneath the imposing grey building that houses the Ministry of Defence a Tudor gem lies hidden. Access is restricted, but one of our lucky guides

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History

George IV

George IV – Inveterate voluptuary or planning genius and unfortunate victim? ‘There never was an individual less regretted by his fellow creatures than this deceased

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