Extended Reads

Jubilee Extended Read

Travel back in time to the year that HM Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne. Experience the sights, sounds and key moments that shaped the nation as you take a stroll through central London.

Harley Street Extended Read

Did you know that wig makers and jewellers once performed tooth extractions? Delve into the history of dentistry with the British Dental Association in this week’s extended read from the Harley Street area.

Culture Mile Extended Read

Take a journey through the Smithfield area in Culture Mile, including the magnificent Victorian market buildings of West Smithfield – future home of the new Museum of London.

Christmas Extended Read

From its light installations, markets, theatres to the weather…it would take a hardened Scrooge to leave London and not feel even the tiniest bit Christmassy.

Eastern City Extended Read

In this piece, learn about the fascinating history of Leadenhall Market through the ages. 

Fleet Street Quarter Extended Read

In 2009 Susie Boniface began blogging anonymously as Fleet Street Fox. In this piece, Susie takes us on a fascinating tour of Fleet Street through the centuries.

Old Street Extended Read

A development inspired by Star Wars and New York’s Meatpacking District: Ghelamco’s Marie-Julie fills us in on The Arc.

Hatton Garden Extended Read

Local worker Annemarie Fearnley takes us on an historical journey from Hatton Garden’s Saffron Hill through Clerkenwell.

Holborn and Clerkenwell Extended Read

Join journalist Victor Keegan for a journey around some of the hidden gems of Holborn and Clerkenwell.

Victoria, Victoria Westminster and Whitehall Extended Read

In this week’s extended read, The Guardsman’s GM Eva Mount takes us behind-the-scenes at this luxury hotel.

The Northbank Extended Read

America and the Northbank: a special relationship that has helped to create London icons.

Cheapside Extended Read

Discover The Mermaid Tavern, a pub frequented by Sir Walter Raleigh and William Shakespeare.

Aldgate Extended Read

In this extended read, meet Leyden Gallery’s Adriana and Lindsay: nomadic gallerists with Aldgate roots.