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Unlikely Neighbours in Tavistock Place

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.

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.

The Restless Dead at St Pancras Old Churchyard

St Pancras Old Churchyard has a turbulent past, from body snatching to an unexpected walrus. Memorials in the churchyard recall the invasion of the railway, which gave the writer Thomas Hardy one of his earliest, and most gruesome jobs.

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Bollo Brook

A buried river running from Acton to Chiswick House.