The Nomadic History Of The Tyburn Stone

The nomadic history of the Tyburn Stone tells of a way marker pointing travellers down the Edgware Road to Tyburn and its various homes.   Standing on a wooden pedestal in the slick modern entrance of one of the biggest hotels in London is an incongruous relic of the 18th century. The London Hilton Metropole on Edgware…

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Was Marble Arch Wide Enough For The Royal Coach?

Was Marble Arch wide enough for the Royal Coach? It is often said that Marble Arch was removed from Buckingham Palace because it was too narrow to accommodate Queen Victoria’s State Coach. In fact, Queen Victoria’s coronation procession passed easily through the Arch as it left Buckingham Palace on its way to Westminster Abbey in…

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