The broken sword and the vanishing bridge

By acollinson on 17 Oct 2016
An illustrated map of the Thames in 1901.

An illustrated map of the Thames in 1901.

In 1976, two museums were brought together to create the Museum of London: the London Museum and the City’s Guildhall Museum. This merged not just two museums’ collections but many years of files and records. This complex archive still has some fresh surprises left to discover. Let’s hear from John Clark, retired Senior Curator of the medieval collections.

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Vauxhall’s Pleasure Gardens

By sarah madden, blog editor on 18 Mar 2014
The Dancing Platform at Cremorne Gardens

Oil painting of ‘The Dancing Platform at Cremorne Gardens’

As London became more built up in the 17th and 18th centuries, Londoners began to need open spaces to relax in. Pleasure gardens were built at the edge of the city and were privately run with the most famous being the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Read the full postRead the full post