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The Updated Top Ten from as voted on by ‘clicks’.

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I have just updated the Top Ten List page at the top of the home page.  These are the 10 most popular articles on this site to date.  I have also listed my “Ignored 5” – five articles I think readers should take a look at for something different.  If you have a favourite that you think should be here, let me know.  


– Courthouse Hotel – a former magistrates court, where you can have drinks in the cells, and dine in the courtroom.

– Duke’s Bar – where Ian Fleming created Bond’s martini.

– Regent Sound Studio & Denmark Street – London’s Tin Pan Alley and birthplace of modern music.

– Croydon Airport Visitor Centre – where Lindberg landed after his first trans-atlantic solo flight.

– Cockpit Steps – a London oddity with a ghost story.

– Sydenham Hill Wood – the only remnant of the Great North Wood.

– Shepherd Market – a hidden “village” in London.

– Go walking in the River Thames on a mudlarking nature walk.

– Ace Cafe – if you are a petrolhead.

– Three Mills Island – a most unique location in East London.

Five more to explore… the ignored!

– Alfie’s Antiques market – a great vintage shopping destination.

– St. Mary’s Woolnoth – a wonderful Hawksmoor Church.

– Charlton Peace Garden – a calming sanctuary.

– Fitzroy Tavern – a literary landmark and the birthplace of ‘Fitzrovia’.

– Jermyn Street Theatre – the smallest in the West End.

9 comments on “The Updated Top Ten from as voted on by ‘clicks’.

  1. Beachbums1
    October 6, 2013

    Great Top Ten list! It makes me miss London even more than I already do. I moved back to Virginia but I’m already planning a return visit to the UK next summer. I’ll be getting ideas of what to do and see when I get back…THANKS!

  2. Laura Bloomsbury
    October 6, 2013

    as a Londoner I learn more than I knew each time! especially like the posts on the hidden gems that are right before our eyes and yet we miss seeing e.g cockpit steps

      October 6, 2013

      Hi Laura, thanks for your comment. I’m glad you still get to find new things. All the best, Ian

  3. Anna Roberts
    October 7, 2013

    I think I’ll copy and paste this list straight into my London to-do list!

      October 7, 2013

      Thanks for the comment Anna… there should be something here for everyone to like. All the best, ian

    • renatemarie
      October 7, 2013

      Now, that’s a great idea!

  4. rigmover
    October 9, 2013

    Great top ten, I never knew Lindberg landed at Croydon, thats cool.

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