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West Mynstre and the Sons of Cnut

Although it was Edward the Confessor who is most associated with Westminster abbey, the first king of England to be buried there was Harold I ‘Harefoot’, the son of King Cnut. He didn’t rest there for long…

Horror stars of the London Zoo

London Zoo is a place of fun and wonder with animals from all over the world gathered for us to enjoy, but you may not know that one particular animal has been the star of three horror movies. Listen to hear about the role they played in “Werewolf of London” (1935), “American Werewolf in London” (1981), and “Braham Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)

Folkmoot

From the early sixteenth centuries the area around St Pauls Cathedral including the famous Paternoster Row, were the centre of publishing trade in England. Printers and booksellers working from shops here spread ideas and information across the country.

Flowers at the East End Maternity Hospital

Discover the work of Miranda and Octavia Hill’s Kyrle Society, and their mission to ‘bring beauty home to the people’ in the late-nineteenth century.