Showing culture blog archives for: June 2017

The Gruesome History of Tyburn Tree

The gruesome history of Tyburn Tree has nothing to do with nature or greenery and everything to do with justice and death. Tyburn – meaning ‘place of the elms’ – was a village close to the current location of Marble Arch and so-called for its position adjacent to the Tyburn Brook, a tributary of the lost…

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Eid Mubarak with food and recipes

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and is a time of great celebration and food for Muslims around the world. Family and friends to come together to wish each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ (meaning ‘happy Eid’ or ‘blessed Eid’) and streets and homes will come alive with music, chatter and the…

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Ramadan foods and recipes from Edgware Road

In our article ‘Introduction to the foods of Ramadan’ we described just some of the foods that are consumed before sunrise and after sunset during Ramadan. In this article, we’ve selected some our favourite places to eat or shop for Ramadan foods on Edgware Road, followed by two recipes inspired by the area. The pre-dawn…

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Where are all the Souvenirs of Marble Arch?

Have you seen any souvenirs of Marble Arch? Up until the 1960s Marble Arch was on the top 10 list of things to see in London. As this postcard shows, it was up there with St Paul’s, Tower of London and Parliament as an attraction to write home about and sight to want a souvenir of. There…

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