A trip to London last Saturday was surprisingly lacking in benches until I arrived at my lunchtime destination. This was enough to interest me, then…
… my friends pointed out the bench was marked ‘Private’.
It made them even more delighted to sit and pose for me! Thanks Sara and Alison 🙂
Anyone concerned about finding the show will find this website useful 😉
A surprise find near Liverpool Street Station, courtesy of a diversion on the way to Broadgate Circle forced by the building of Crossrail. Bethlehem hospital was a notorious mental institution from which the word ‘bedlam’ is derived from the hospital’s old nickname. It has also served as inspiration for numerous stories and horror films.
This is the second of these plaques I’ve found. I came across the first last year at the site of Upholder’s Hall, a building destroyed in the Fire of London.
Apparently there are about 160 of them maintained by the City of London*. I’m surprised it’s taken me so long to find them, seeing I’ve visited London frequently over the past few years.
* = of this particular scheme which is one of the oldest in the world, and differs from the more familiar one run by English Heritage.
Apparently the designers – Kate Savill and Tamara Bridge – asked on social media for favourite scents to include in the design.
Some of these are inscribed along the wall behind the bench. They include tree blossom, violets on family walks, tomato plants, and processing sugar beet. Freshly baled haylage came out top!