Category Flaneur

Londinium wall

The city wall was built in around 200AD, and encircled Roman London (Londinium), it stretched over 3 miles from around the modern day Blackfriars to the Tower of London. In 350AD 22 semi-circular towers were added to the eastern section to provide platforms for catapults. Medieval additions to the wall make it difficult for this […]

Sorry, we’re Open or…

  A sign on a shop in Portobello Road. Not sure if it is ok to come in.

Nazi monument in London

Giro the Nazi Dog is the only Nazi memorial in London. Giro’s owner was Dr Leopold von Hoesch, the German Ambassador in London from 1932 to 1936. Giro died in 1934 from accidental electrocution, he was given a full Nazi burial. The old Nazi embassy is now the Royal Society, you can find the tiny […]