Living In London Report on the London Marathon after £1m raised in memory of Claire Squires

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After the tragic death of London Marathon Runner, Claire Squires, her JustGiving fundraising page has reached £1million. The total passed the million mark with a record number of donations – £824,000 topped up with £187,000 in gift aid. More than 71,000 people worldwide have given to the Samaritans – the charity Claire ran for – with […]

South Bank Skate Park

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Southbank may seem like your stereotypical tourist spot. It brags a variety of activities for the average visitor, from art museums to London monuments. However, the South Bank Skate Park probably makes the area the hottest for those in the know. Located underneath the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Thames in London, the skate park […]

Founders Arms, Millennium Bridge

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Living In London visited The Founders Arms, yesterday. We treated ourselves to a cheeky glass of wine in the beautiful venue, which has only recently reopened. The pub has a beer garden boasting an unrivalled view, providing customers with some of the most iconic sights of the London skyline. The Founders Arms is ideally situated […]

Tate Modern’s ‘Damien Hirst’ exhibition now open

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Tate Modern’s ‘Damien Hirst’ exhibition now open (and Living In London couldn’t help but sneak a peek!!) English artists, entrepreneur and art collector Damien Hirst has dominated the art world in Britain since the 1990s. Not only is he internationally renowned but reportedly Britain’s richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the […]

Shakespeare’s Globe

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Shakespeare’s Globe is located on the south bank of the River Thames and is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse in the London Borough of Southwark. It was destroyed in 1613 by an accidental fire and although rebuilt twelve months after, it was later demolished in 1644 due to pressure of Puritan opinion. The modern reconstruction is not necessarily […]

Millennium Bridge, Central London

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The Millennium Bridge is officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge. The steel suspension bridge is designed for pedestrians as before they were unable to cross the River Thames between the London Bridge and Southwark Bridge. The bridge’s construction began in 1998 and opened in June 2000. It is owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust […]

The Blitz Memorial Statue, St Pauls

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Living In London were taken aback last weekend when we came across the bronze Firefighters Memorial south of St Pauls’ Cathedral. The Firefighters Memorial Charitable Trust was established in 1991 and placed the memorial at the top of the new City Walkway. It honours the men and women of the UK Fire Service who were […]

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