Runnymede

Runnymede

Runnymede is the birthplace of the Magna Carta. On 15 June 1215 King John has signed the Magna Carta in this open landscape. It is close to London, on the Thames, but of course, pre-cars and pre-paved-roads, it was rather far. Luckily Runnymede has kept its open landscape and it is a wonderful place to […]

London Mithraeum

London Mithraeum

London Mithraeum is a really interesting find in London. It’s free, close to the Bank tube station, but not one visitors usually go to. While popular, I imagine most of the visitors are Londoners. It is an old Roman temple, dedicated to Mithras. It was discovered in the 1950s and now is beneath Bloomberg’s European […]

Study room in the library

Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection is both a gallery and a library near Euston Station. It was a place I visited quite a few times this year because I joined their library at the suggestion of my teacher. It has a medical library, which is exactly what I needed for my dissertation. On top of that, Wellcome Collection […]

Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery is an art gallery with both free and ticketed exhibitions. I’m not much into modern art, but it was nice seeing it. Here are a few highlights. Enjoy!

Hall

The Charterhouse

The Charterhouse is perfect if you are in London, it rains, and want to visit something really unique! This is a charity, started in the early 1600s, which still goes strong today, doing the same thing, with money from the initial donation! How amazing is that?! The Charterhouse is located within walking distance of Barbican […]

Tottenham Court

Pictures from London

Today I’m sharing 20 random pictures from London, taken this year. I’m not sure where are all from. View from KCL Strand, the same as the next one, between KCL buildings Benji’s Buns, Ealing Wellcome Collection KCL, Waterloo campus Tottenham Court, some of the following are from the same area Euston station

St Clemens Danes Church interior

St Clemens Danes Church

St Clemens Danes Church is a church on the Strand, close to King’s College, so we went to see it, as it was open when we passed on our way to the university. The church has a 1000 year history. This building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. In front is a statue of Sir […]

Entrance to Bedlam

Bedlam

Bedlam or Bethlem Royal Hospital opened in London in 1247. “Insane” patients started to be recorded there from 1403. Today the hospital is located in South London, as it moved 3 times in its history. There is a museum, just opened a few years ago, called Museum of the Mind. It is worth visiting because […]

Chislehurst Caves

Chislehurst Caves

Chislehurst Caves are a tourist attraction in southeast London. These caves have a very long history and they are shown in a guided tour, as one can easily get lost in them. We were not allowed to take pictures during the tour, but could get some at the end. The tour is just under an […]