This Eyewitness Travel Guide helps you get the most from your stay in London with the minimum of practical difficulty. 23 Where to See Medieval London There were only a few survivors of the Great Fire of 1666 (see pp26–7) – the Tower (see pp156–9), Westminster Hall (see p74) and Westminster Abbey (see pp78–81), and a few churches (see p48). THE HISTORY OF LONDON 35 Youth Culture With their new mobility and spending power. driverless trains started to transport people to the developing Docklands. The opening section, Introducing London, locates the city geographically, sets modern London in its historical context, and describes the regular highlights of the London year. The Museum of London (see pp168–9) has artifacts, while Tate Britain (see pp84–7) and the National Gallery (see pp106–9) have paintings. 2000 1986 1985 Punks were a phenomenon of the 1970s and 1980s. 2011 Prince William marries Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey 2010 2015 2020 2013 Birth of Prince George 1985 Ethiopian famine leads to Live Aid relief campaign The Prince of Wales As heir to the throne. young people began to influence the development of British popular culture in the years after World War II. Each sight mentioned is cross-referenced to its own full entry. The meadows are the only known site in the county today for the nationally scarce narrow-leaved water-dropwort.
In addition, six planned walking routes take you to parts of London you might otherwise miss. Telephones in the Map Room of the Cabinet War Rooms and a Cabinet Room. Sir George Downing (1623–84) spent part of his youth in the American colonies. Brompton Oratory This sumptuous Baroque church was decorated with works by Italian artists. where memorials to famous literary figures can be seen. Fitzalwin becomes London’s first mayor 1150 1176 Work starts on the first stone London Bridge 1200 1215 King John’s Magna Carta gives City more powers 1250 1240 First parliament sits at Westminster THE HISTORY OF LONDON Chivalry Medieval knights were idealized for their courage and honor.
Please note that cycling is not permitted on the nature reserve itself.
Public transport - contact Traveline for further information phone 0871 200 22 33. Dogs are permitted on this nature reserve but must be kept on a short lead at all times.
The amount of land someone owned on the meadow defined how many animals they were allowed to graze.
The term 'lammas' derives from the 'loaf mass' held to mark the start of the corn harvest rather than the end of hay making.