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The Brixton Academy

The Academy in Brixton is one of London’s most successful music venues. It’s rise to prominence was anything but pre-ordained though. Listen here to find out about the Academy and the role of Brixton in the venue’s success.

Brockwell Park Against the Nazis

Brockwell Park was home to Rock Against Racism’s Second Carnival Against the Nazis. It brought together the likes of Elvis Costello, ASWAD, and Stiff Little Fingers in a musical triumph with a few notable logistical problems.

Tabernacle Community Centre

This converted religious site provides an interesting window into the changing culture of Notting Hill in the contemporary period.

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Henry VIII’s Lost Palaces: Hatfield Old Palace

Visit the old palace at Hatfield, childhood home to the future Elizabeth I. It was the place where she learned of her accession to the throne, in 1558, while sitting reading under an oak tree in the palace’s park.