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St Paul’s, Bow Common

St Pauls, Bow Common. East end, brutalist-style church by Maguire and Murray, voted by Britain’s best modern church in 2013.

Crystal Palace Recreation Centre

Crystal Palace National Recreation Centre. Sports complex featuring an athletics stadium, swimming pools, squash courts and an outdoor music venue.

Factories, Great West Road

Factories of the Great West Road, Brentford. The “Golden Mile”, featuring fantastical art deco factories by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners and others.

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Sexperts of Medieval England

Impotence was sufficient grounds for annulment, but how to prove that a man experienced erectile disfunction? In 1433, one court asked ‘seven honest women’ to ascertain whether or not the defendant was capable of an erection with that timeless method, a lapdance.

Further Reading:
Bronach Kane, “Impotence and Virginity in the Late Medieval Ecclesiastical Court of York,” Borthwick Paper 114 (2008)