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Helford Passage and the Ferryboat Inn

From medieval ferry crossing to secret World War II operations, the waterside hamlet of Helford Passage was formerly a far busier place than it appears today.

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The London Stone

No one knows exactly where the London Stone came from, but in the medieval and early modern periods it was an important symbolic place, as well as a way of marking out addresses in the city.

Billy Walker’s Upper Cut Club

Billy Walker’s Upper Cut Club was an East London hot spot for a brief but glorious run. It served as an important site for inter-racial encounters, but it did little to eliminate racial tensions in Forest Gate.

Execution Dock

A brief history of Execution Dock.