20 May '15, 5pm

Previously on CabbieBlog . . . Royal pub crawl #CabbieBlog

Previously on CabbieBlog . . . Royal pub crawl #CabbieBlog

Whitehall, which incidentally is the widest road in central London, takes its name from the palace which once stood on the site. The main residence of English monarchs from 1530 until it burnt down in 1698, it was at the time the largest palace in Europe with over 2,000 rooms and 23 acres of grounds. All that survives to this day is Inigo Jones’ Banqueting House with its ceiling pained by Rubens, which is one of the last things Charles I saw before being led out of one of the buildings upper floor windows to a newly erected platform to have his head removed; the gable wall of Henry VIII’s tennis court set now within the Cabinet Office (if you wish to see an intact Tudor tennis court go to Hampton Court); and below ground Henry VIII’s wine room. O riginally built by Cardinal Wolsey when Lord Chancellor, Henry wasted no time when Wolsey fell from the King’s favour by requisi...

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5 of the best British pubs in Central London

cntraveller.com 23 May '15, 5pm

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Changes to Royal Infirmary Bus Stops from Monday 25th May.

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lothianbuses.com 21 May '15, 7am

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Owner listing (agent welcome) - Blk 109 Whaompo...

flatsdb.com 17 May '15, 6pm

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