Temple Church: Magna Carta and the Knights Templar

The filming location of the Da Vinci Code [2006], survivor of the Fire of London and WW2 bombing,  a secret meeting place of a back-stabbing king, the core of the City’s major legal district, and London’s first bank – Temple Church has witnessed milestones in English history. In medieval London there were ‘more churches than…

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Savoy to Albemarle: The Tale of Wilde’s Demise

The Savoy On the 2nd March 1893, the Savoy Hotel’s adjoining rooms 362 and 361 were checked into by an Oscar Wilde rapidly approaching the apogee of his dramatic career. Soon to be joined by Lord Alfred Douglas – or ‘Bosie’ – to whom Wilde had been introduced some two years earlier, the pair would…

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London History Day – The India Club’s Resilience

The India club sign

To celebrate London History Day, Strandlines presents a short interview about the social institute within the Strand: The India Club. Existing in its current location on 143 Strand for over 50 years; the India Club embodies resilience. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and threats of eviction, the India Club stands strong and will continue to do so…

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Pedestrianisation Project on the Strand Aldwych

Strand-Aldywch pedestrianisation projection

As part of our series on the Pedestrianisation of the Strand Aldwych we Q +A with Cannon Ivers (@realm)  , ahead of the project as the Landscape Architect and Director of LDA Design (@ldadesign.) based in London. Please comment below with your ideas about the project and keep in touch, as more pedestrianisation voices are…

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