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Unlikely Neighbours in Tavistock Place

Two blue plaques, almost side-by-side in Tavistock Place, commemorate very different people. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the founder of the USSR with no sense of humour, and Jerome K Jerome, a British humourist with a sceptical take on Socialism.

Mrs Dalloway’s Clocks

For Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway the clocks of Big Ben and St Margaret’s, Westminster do more than just tell the time.

Quarrelling Artisans at Whitehall Banqueting House

The court performances of the early seventeenth century presented an image of perfect political harmony; but backstage the reality was very different.

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Trafalgar Square & The National Gallery

This viewpoint guides you through the architectural history of Trafalgar Square and of the National Gallery – and its criticism by architectural commentators.