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The Hammersmith Palais lasted nearly a century as a top spot for nighttime fun. Nights at the Palais reflected the ever-changing demographic makeup of West London and led to cross-cultural interactions of many varieties.
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The Walls of Fortress London
London’s walls may have been built by the Romans, but when the Vikings encountered them in the tenth and eleventh centuries ‘they suffered’, as the anonymous Anglo-Saxon chronicler put it, ‘more harm and injury than they ever imagined that any town-dwellers would do to them’.