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The Maypole in the Strand
The location and history of the Maypole in the Strand.
The story of Margaret Martel who was executed in Suffolk Street in 1697.
St Giles, Cripplegate
The parish and burial grounds of St Giles, Cripplegate now the Barbican.
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Festoons and swags on Pall Mall
A potted history of the RAC club on Pall Mall. Housed in very grand buildings near to Buckingham Palace that were once used as the War Office, the RAC offers members an Edwardian marble swimming pool, Turkish baths, squash courts and chandeliered drawing rooms.