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Queen’s Club at War

This viewpoint examines the history of one of London’s best known sporting venues during the Second World War through eye-witness accounts.

The Blackfriars Ring

The Ring was one of the hubs of working-class sporting life in London, encapsulating the allegiances and rivalries of sport in the capital.

New Cross Stadium

New Cross Stadium hosted speedway and greyhound racing and stood at the heart of sporting life south of the Thames for many years.

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The Church of Saint Ghastly Grim

The Church of St Olave on Hart Street is one of London’s oldest medieval churches. Known to Dickens as ‘Saint Ghastly Grim’ and dedicated to a notorious Norwegian king, its likely origins lie in the Viking Age.