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Whittington’s Longhouse: A Medieval Public Toilet

One of the largest medieval public toilets stood on this site for over four centuries. Explore the turbulent history of Dick Whittington’s Longhouse, founded by the famous Lord Mayor of London.

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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.

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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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