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The second part in a look at the remarkable life of Joseph Merrick- aka the 'Elephant Man- and the sites in London with which he's associate.

The Elephant Man (Part to: Return to the East End)

A look at the sites in London associated with Joseph Merrick- aka The Elephant Man- including Whitechapel, Marylebone and Covent Garden

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Motorised Horse Ambulance, London 1904

Robert Lordan is an author, tour guide and blogger specialising in London. Robslondon.com explores the best of the city's secrets, sights and history through Rob's personal and bespoke tours, articles and books.

This image is taken from the London Blitz. The blast damage pictured occurred during an air-raid which took place on Jan 11th 1941. An estimated 51 people were killed, many of who were sheltering on the tube platforms deep below. Unsurprisingly, this photo was censored at the time and not published until well after WWII. Air Raid, London History, In The Heart, The World's Greatest, World War Two, Tour Guide, Ww2, Shelter, Tube

Bank Junction, January 1941

Robert Lordan is an author, tour guide and blogger specialising in London. Robslondon.com explores the best of the city's secrets, sights and history through Rob's personal and bespoke tours, articles and books.

This colour scheme remained in use until 1939. This post box can be seen in the Post Office Museum, London London History, Diesel Punk, Post Box, Post Office, Color Schemes, Museum, Colour, R Color Palette, Color

British Air Mail Post Box, 1930s

This colour scheme remained in use until 1939. This post box can be seen in the Post Office Museum, London

The tragic story of one of Britain's biggest acts of mass murder... #london #truecrime #londonhistory Denmark Street, London History, True Crime, Fire, Places, Lugares

The Denmark Place Fire, 1980

In August 1980 an act of mass murder occured in central London. This was the Denmark Place Fire; a tragedy which is sadly little known about today.

In August 1980, an act of mass murder occurred in central London... sadly, it is little known about today. Denmark Street, Banks Vault, London History, Train Your Brain, London Places, Baker Street, True Crime, Acting, Knowledge

London True Crime: The Denmark Place Fire, 1980

In August 1980 an act of mass murder occured in central London. This was the Denmark Place Fire; a tragedy which is sadly little known about today.

The Royal Aquarium opened in 1876 and was located on Tothill Street (approximately where Methodist Central Hall now stands). It was demolished in 1903 #robslondon #london #ldn Central Hall, London History, Westminster, The World's Greatest, Tour Guide, Aquarium, Louvre, Explore, Street

Inside the Royal Aquarium, Westminster

Robert Lordan is an author, tour guide and blogger specialising in London. Robslondon.com explores the best of the city's secrets, sights and history through Rob's personal and bespoke tours, articles and books.

 Arrival of the train” London History, Crystal Palace, The World's Greatest, Tour Guide, Journey, Tours, Train, Explore, Crystals

Crystal Palace Pneumatic Railway, 1864

Robert Lordan is an author, tour guide and blogger specialising in London. Robslondon.com explores the best of the city's secrets, sights and history through Rob's personal and bespoke tours, articles and books.

This plaque on St Michael's Alley, Cornhill marks the site of London's first coffee house. The site is now home to the Jamaica Wine House pub London Pubs, London Places, Wine House, London History, St Michael, Jamaica, Turkey, Coffee, Kaffee

London's First Coffee House

The London pub is an institution. Here's an A-Z of some of the city's most historic ones, and the fascinating histories behind them.

A virtual pub crawl around 26 of London's most historic pubs! Mini Cooper Classic, London History, London Pubs, Pub Crawl, Trivia, Names, Guy Stuff, Fun, Beer

An A-Z of London Pub History

The London pub is an institution. Here's an A-Z of some of the city's most historic ones, and the fascinating histories behind them.

This section of London's old Roman Wall can be seen in the aptly named London Wall Car Park! London Wall, London History, The World's Greatest, Tour Guide, Car Parking, Roman, Tours, Explore, City

Roman Wall in an Underground Car Park

Robert Lordan is an author, tour guide and blogger specialising in London. Robslondon.com explores the best of the city's secrets, sights and history through Rob's personal and bespoke tours, articles and books.

Casey Jones was a now largely forgotten fast-food chain which was established by British Rail in the early 1980s. The first branch was at Waterloo and more followed at other major railway stations. They were taken over by Burger King in the 1990s. #robslondon #london #burger #fastfood Waterloo Station, Casey Jones, London History, British Rail, The World's Greatest, 1990s, Tours, King, Explore

Casey Jones Restaurant, Waterloo Station 1980

Robert Lordan is an author, tour guide and blogger specialising in London. Robslondon.com explores the best of the city's secrets, sights and history through Rob's personal and bespoke tours, articles and books.

I'm assuming this bull escaped from nearby Smithfield Market. Smithfield Market, Fleet Street, London History, The World's Greatest, Tour Guide, Tours, Explore, City, Travel Guide

An escaped bull on Fleet Street! August 1896.

Robert Lordan is an author, tour guide and blogger specialising in London. Robslondon.com explores the best of the city's secrets, sights and history through Rob's personal and bespoke tours, articles and books.

The Victoria line opened in sections between the late and early How much do you know about the line? Take this quiz to find out! London History, London Underground, Line, 1970s, How To Find Out, Victoria, Fishing Line

A navvy drinking from a fire bucket during construction of the Victoria line, early 1960s

The Victoria line was dug in the 1960s and runs from Walthamstow to Brixton. How well you kow this line? Take the Victoria line quiz to find out!

Drawing - Antique Maps - Old Cartographic Maps - Antique Pocket Map Of London, England, 1890 by Studio Grafiikka , Vintage Maps, Antique Maps, Vintage Wall Art, Vintage Posters, Old Maps Of London, London Map, England Map, London England, Victorian London

Bacon's Travel Map of London, 1890

Robert Lordan is an author, tour guide and blogger specialising in London. Robslondon.com explores the best of the city's secrets, sights and history through Rob's personal and bespoke tours, articles and books.

The Grate was a cell in the former Fleet Prison (which stood near Farringdon Street in London) from which the poorest prisoners were permitted to beg. London Football, Places To Rent, London History, Lonely Heart, London Underground, The Cell, London City, Being A Landlord, The World's Greatest

'The Grate', Fleet Prison

Robert Lordan is an author, tour guide and blogger specialising in London. Robslondon.com explores the best of the city's secrets, sights and history through Rob's personal and bespoke tours, articles and books.