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Pig-keeping on the Turnmill Brook

Two strips of land running either side of the Turnmill Brook between Farringdon and Clerkenwell provided an ideal spot to fatten pigs in the 18th century. Some considered them a filthy nuisance, others valuable recycling machines. This place takes us to the heart of that conflict. Wellies recommended.

Whitbread’s White Hart Brewery

Too often overlooked as an industrial pilgrimage site, it was here that muscle power, horse and human, combined with steam to propel beer into the modern age.

The Exeter Change Menagerie

Elephants, big cats, monkeys and everything in between all packed into a first-floor petting zoo. What could go wrong? Lots, it turned out, but not before Exeter Change became one of Georgian London’s most famous attractions introducing thousands of people to exotic beasts from around the world for the very first time.

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The Mystery of Scotland Yard in Horror Cinema

Scotland Yard has been in horror films since Sherlock Holmes and the “Quatermass” trilogy, but were any actually filmed at the Yard? And what is the Yard’s famous Black Museum? Listen to hear about the three locations of Scotland Yard in London’s film history, the horror films inspired by the Yard’s Black Museum, and about the strange shift away from Scotland Yard in recent horror history. Includes a highlight of Edgar Wright’s 2006 “Hot Fuzz”