Bridge: Views of London’s famous crossings

By francis marshall on 26 Jun 2014
'London from the Roof of Albion Mills' by Robert Barker, Henry Aston Barker and Frederick Birnie

‘London from the Roof of Albion Mills’ by Robert Barker, Henry Aston Barker and Frederick Birnie

I’ve often been struck by the number of people I know who feel there’s something very special about crossing a London bridge. Read the full postRead the full post

Animating Thomas Becket

By meriel jeater on 23 Jun 2014

pilgrim-badge

Some of the highlights of the Museum of London’s medieval collection are the pilgrim souvenirs from Thomas Becket’s shrine in Canterbury. This shrine was the most important in the country in the medieval period and thousands of Londoners would have made the four-day journey to Canterbury Cathedral, bringing back small pewter badges and holy water bottles as proof of their visit. Read the full postRead the full post

Making an Impression: Top 3 Foot/Paw Prints on Roman tiles

By adam corsini on 17 Jun 2014

 Child's footprint

I feel sorry for bricks and tiles. They sit on our shelves at the Museum of London archaeological archive alongside thousands of shiny, beautiful, sexy objects which scream out to be looked at and admired. But the brick? Well it’s pretty much a lump of clay. So how can they compete with the rest? Impressions. Read the full postRead the full post