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Jousting at Whitehall Palace

Join the crowds at a royal joust in honour of Elizabeth I.

St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell and the London Palimpsest

Peel back the centuries on a walk down St John’s Lane exploring the industrial, literary and religious histories of this street.

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Two blue plaques, almost side-by-side in Tavistock Place, commemorate very different people. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the founder of the USSR with no sense of humour, and Jerome K Jerome, a British humourist with a sceptical take on Socialism.

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St Dunstan’s Lodge for blinded veterans

It was this building that gave its name to the charity set up in the 1915 to provide rehabilitation, training and lifelong support to those who lost their sight in war.