The Hardy Tree    In the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church in London, hundreds of old gravestones circle an ash tree.  In the 1860's an older part of the churchyard was designated to make way for a new railway line. Coffins were removed with care and reburied elsewhere. Some of the headstones were placed in a circular pattern around a young ash tree in the churchyard. Over the decades the tree has, inevitably grown and parts of the headstones nearest the tree have disappeared in to its…

The Hardy Tree In the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church in London, hundreds of old gravestones circle an ash tree. In the 1860's an older part of the churchyard was designated to make way for a new railway line. Coffins were removed with care and reburied elsewhere. Some of the headstones were placed in a circular pattern around a young ash tree in the churchyard. Over the decades the tree has, inevitably grown and parts of the headstones nearest the tree have disappeared in to its…

The George Pub, Fleet Street, London, is the only wooden building to survive the Great Fire of London in 1666.

The George Pub, Fleet Street, London, is the only wooden building to survive the Great Fire of London in 1666.

This is Warren Mews in the Fitzrovia neighborhood of Central London. Fitzrovia is just north of Soho. Awesome neighborhood... pubs, restaurants, galleries, all hidden in back alleys... like a lot of places in London. The best parts of London, and the most magical are off the tourist track, in the back alleys.

This is Warren Mews in the Fitzrovia neighborhood of Central London. Fitzrovia is just north of Soho. Awesome neighborhood... pubs, restaurants, galleries, all hidden in back alleys... like a lot of places in London. The best parts of London, and the most magical are off the tourist track, in the back alleys.

St Bartholomew's gatehouse that leads to the oldest parish church in London - St Bartholomew-the-Great - was built in the sixteenth century. It was only when a first World War German Zeppelin bomb in 1916 fell nearby that the tiles to this arch fell off to reveal this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in 1597.

St Bartholomew's gatehouse that leads to the oldest parish church in London - St Bartholomew-the-Great - was built in the sixteenth century. It was only when a first World War German Zeppelin bomb in 1916 fell nearby that the tiles to this arch fell off to reveal this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in 1597.

London at Christmas <3

After panic Saturday, it's chaos Sunday! Christmas shoppers spend £1.5million-a-minute in last-minute dash to the stores

Brick Lane cafe owner. East London England. 1974. Photographer: Homer Sykes. Another from the Spitalfields blog. Terrific stuff.

Brick Lane cafe owner. East London England. 1974. Photographer: Homer Sykes. Another from the Spitalfields blog. Terrific stuff.

14th, September, 1940: People in the street with their furniture and belongings in a street in the London area, with their damaged homes in the background (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

14th, September, 1940: People in the street with their furniture and belongings in a street in the London area, with their damaged homes in the background (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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