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South Africa House Continuous Picket

The City of London Anti-Apartheid Group organised a continuous picket outside of South Africa’s embassy in the late 1980s and ruffled the feathers of both the police and the national Anti Apartheid Movement.

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.

Frestonia

In the late 1970s a group of squatters in Notting Hill declared their independence from the United Kingdom and called upon UN peacekeepers to protect them from eviction. Hear their story here.

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Henry VIII’s Lost Palaces: Oatlands Palace

Take a tour of the remains of Oatlands Palace, a favourite later residence of Henry VIII, which was demolished in 1650. We will explore the history of this once great palace, which witnessed one of the king’s six weddings.