Local History

10 Places Where You Can See London’s Old Buildings Today

Old London is not that hard to find if you know where to look. Amongst the modern glass skyscrapers and buildings, there are signs of the past and some of the city’s most important monuments still standing strong. Here are ten examples of where you can see London’s old buildings today.   1 City of London Churches The original heart of London is the area now centring on the financial district, with modern glass skyscrapers one every corner. Yet look a little closer [...]


Discover York’s Historic Pubs in our New Book

Pubs In & Around York   The history of York through its pubs…   York is one of England’s finest cities, famous for its long and colourful history, for its magnificent buildings – including the Minster, city walls and the Mansion House – and… for its pubs. Some of England’s most remarkable and unspoilt pubs can be found in York and the surrounding villages, with some dating back to the 17th century, and many to the 19th and early 20th centuries. Join historian Paul Chrystal [...]


Discover Historic Views of the Lake District in this Rare Insight

The history of the Lake District is uncovered in this new book of rare photographs and images from Destinworld Publishing. The Lake District – A Rare Insight by Simon Reed features hundreds of images of the towns, villages and landscapes of the Lake District as seen in the early 20th century. It includes many of the famous lakes which make up the region – some of which are seen before they were enlarged to act as reservoirs. Taken from private collections [...]