Independently London

Our blog on London, its curiosities and its history, for independently-minded Londoners, and anyone else who might be independently interested in London.

  • Camberwell

    Posted on 27 October, 2020

    Famous for its beauty and its carrots, Camberwell really was originally a well.

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  • Bethnal Green

    Posted on 23 October, 2020

    Bethnal Green, in the heart of the East End, was once known for its blind beggar.

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  • London’s own tree

    Posted on 21 October, 2020

    Canada has the maple, Lebanon has its cedars, and London also has its own tree: the London plane.

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  • Bermondsey

    Posted on 18 October, 2020

    Bermondsey has an Abbey Street and a Spa Road, but at one time it had an actual abbey and an actual spa.

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  • Battersea

    Posted on 15 October, 2020

    One of London’s old metropolitan boroughs, Battersea was originally an island.

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  • Londonshire

    Posted on 12 October, 2020

    London isn’t a shire or county of course, but it used to be.

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