London’s Mystic Myths

Bronze Lion Heads with mooring rings in their mouth line the Victoria Embankment, on the northern bank of river Thames, was created for Bazalgette’s new embankments in 1868, with a Mystic rhyme “ accessible via Temple ( Circle and District line), When the Lions drink, London will sink. When it’s up to their manes, we’ll…

Foundations of an Empire

The Cloaca Maxima, ( Cloaca, Roman goddess), one of the world’s earliest sewage systems and a sacred symbol of Roman culture and Roman engineering, was built during either the Roman Kingdom or the early Roman Republic, around 600 BC, under the orders of the King of Rome, Tarquinius Priscus, to drain local marshes and remove…

Stroll on the Wild side…

“Secreet Wonderland  Lovers of waterways, Lovers of boats and birds, Lovers of unusual gardens..Meanwhile Gardens has all and more….. When you fancy a little stroll where you can see water and sloping grassy hills together with moored narrow boats – sometimes complete with a cat, sporting flowers and immensely artistic  painted titles plus bikes, and…

Ye Old Cheshire Cheese

“SECRET Wonderland– A NEW  SATURN HERALD OCCASIONAL COLUMN Lovers of London History, Lovers of Real Ales, Lovers of Writers – This “watering hole” has something for all…. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese – 145 Fleet Street, Wine Office Court, City of London EC4A 2BU, nestles behind a fairly or even very  modest entrance, close to the…