More from Christina Faraday
A little Eden in the heart of the City
The story of the church of St Dunstan-in-the-East, surviving and not surviving disaster after disaster since its foundation around 1100. Expect the devil having his nose burnt, the Great Fire doing its worst, and Samuel Pepys narrowly avoiding a couple of armed rogues.
Merlin’s Mechanical Museum at 11 Prince’s Street, Hanover Square
From a mechanical garden to an automatic tea-table, in the late eighteenth century you were bound to find something extraordinary at Merlin’s Museum of Mechanical Amusements.