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Thomas Gemini’s Shop

Polymath and rogue Thomas Gemini peddles his wares in Tudor Blackfriars.

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.

Frost Fairs on the River Thames

For more than 800 years, in frosty weather the frozen Thames played host to spectacular festivals.

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Geraniums, scripture, and some cold boiled potatoes…

Step into a Sunday School ‘Flower Show and Industrial Exhibition’ from 1889 in Peckham to hear a rather disparaging newspaper report on the children’s exhibits.