Tag Archives: City of London

Never Underestimate The Hanseatic League

This recently discovered map of London from 1572 was created by the engraver Frans Hogenburg. Commissioned by the free-wheeling capitalists of the Hanseatic League,it provides a fascinating aerial view of the rapidly growing capital city. It shows that there was … Continue reading

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I am curious London

Readers of TBTP know that I am enamored with London. Over the years, I have had the good fortune to spend quite a bit of time there and I even wrote a budget travel guide for the British capital. So, … Continue reading

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Ride the SkyCycle

London’s colorful and controversial mayor Boris Johnson has endorsed a new scheme to attack the city’s transport mess with sky high bike lanes connecting the City of London with east London. The proposed SkyCycle project won’t be free though, access … Continue reading

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We want our free Wi-Fi

The universal traveler’s lament these days seems to be “where’s the free Wi-Fi ?”. Cities around the world have floated all kinds of public schemes, but none seems to have reached fruition as of yet. But just in time for … Continue reading

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