Attractions in London

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  1. Richard Brown

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    I am starting this thread so that members can talk about little known ceremonies and attractions in London.

    OK, there is a place here for the well known places such as the Science Museum in S. Kensington .....

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    These places are great and do deserve a place on this thread, but lets put the emphasis on the lesser known stuff....

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  2. Richard Brown

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    London continues with lots of ceremonies which are not too well attended. The ceremonies give a fascinating glimpse of London's history and page try.

    This morning I took my nephew to the Guildhall to witness the annual Cart Marking ceremony by the Worshipful Company of Carmen. Here are some photos from the morning.......

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    The main ceremony began once the dignitaries were seated......

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    We could have done with some of that in the heat and sunshine.

    More photos to follow.....

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    There were all types of vehicle. Petrol and diesel driven,coal fired, human powered and horse drawn.....



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    More to follow .......

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    The third batch of photos.......
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    "Love that OB bus Richard!
    "Andrew"

    The white and maroon coach is an OB coach by Bedford.

    The red double decker bus is a London Routemaster..........

    The little removals van had to be push started. In the heat petrol was vapour using before it could reach the spark plugs!

    A couple of vehicles should represent a familiar place of work for at least one of the forum members! ;)

    The last 2 photos show the ceremonial licence plate. The marks for 2013 were applied with a branding iron. Trades vehicles in the City of London have to be licensed to operate there. Taxi cabs and their drivers are licences to operate.
     

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    Great photos, Richard. Keep them coming. Your excellent photos will certainly be of help when I visit London next year.
     
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    Excellent, as usual! :)
     
  7. Richard Brown

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    Thanks Johanna. We slept well last night. We didn't realise how tiring the heat could be.

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  8. Richard Brown

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    Thanks Scifan. I will try.
    The next event in our sights is on the last day of the London Arts Festival which is running from 23rd June to 26th July.
    It will be a celebration by "Brass Volcanoes" known as London's funkiest New Orleans style jazz band. It will take place in Canada Square Park at Canary Wharf.

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    I know I've posted about this before (in the food thread if I recall) but if you happen to be. In the Holborn area at all Richard and you and your nephew are feeling peckish then there is a hidden gem on the South side of Holborn Circus called Eatsies......



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    It's opposite St Andrews Church which itself is a bit of a hidden gem.

    You could do worse than grab a burrito or a pulled pork roll and a slice of pecan pie and watch the world go by (seriously, the pulled pork looks and is delicious but try the burrito, it's the best!) but remember, they are only open Monday to Friday.

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    Richard, those photos of your are just great. I love those Clydesdale horses (am I right with that name?) the beautiful gentle giants that you don't see in everyday life anymore.
    Andrew


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