Tag Archives: London

A Brief History of Vampires

What could be more romantic on Valentine’s Day than the debonair modern vampire who was born with the publication of the gothic horror novel Dracula (1897) by the Irish author Bram Stoker. In the video below from the Victoria and … Continue reading

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Mapping History

Perspicacious followers of Travel Between The Pages will have long ago noted my interest in history, cartography, archeology, and the city of London. All of these subjects serendipitously come together in the Archaeology of Greater London website, which has interactive maps … Continue reading

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To Airbnb or not Airbnb

Like millions of other travelers, I have used the accommodation service with mostly positive results. Lately though, it seems that most stories about Airbnb range from negative to nightmarish. Still, Airbnb remains the most popular rental service in most markets. … Continue reading

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Bizarre Books

Brian Lake who manages Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers in Bloomsbury, London has compiled  a volume of truly odd and eccentric book covers in his new book Librorum Ridiculorum A Compendium of Bizarre Books. The books in the collection range from fairly … Continue reading

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Regular visitors to this humble blog are aware of my deep appreciation for George Orwell’s writing. I was chuffed to discover a new Orwell project set to launch this week. The Orwell Daily is a newletter which will offer tranches … Continue reading

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When a diagram is better than a map

Long-time subscribers to Travel Between the Pages are well aware that I have an unusal interest in London’s Underground map. I can pinpoint my fascination with the well designed plans to my first visit to the British capital and my … Continue reading

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Pound Sterling Gets Pounded, But London’s For Free

The headlines bemoaning the precipitous slde in the value of the British Pound have created an itch for me and many other Anglophiles to get back to London posthaste. While that’s not quite feasible at the moment, I of course … Continue reading

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Why Did The Beatles Cross The Road

The Beatles released the Abbey Road album in London, on this date in 1969. I’ve been thinking about the album after hearing Her Majesty referenced about a dozen times during the last two weeks. If you can’t find your copy, it’s all on YouTube now. … Continue reading

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Going Supersonic

I never had the opportunity to fly on the supersonic Concorde airliner, but I’m hoping to get a chance to travel on Boom Supersonic’s new Overture jet when the plane begins carrying passengers in a few years. While it’s not … Continue reading

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Magical Europe

Magical Europe is a captivating timelapse video created by Stan Chang . He spent two years traveling around Europe with his wife and small son capturing a stunning array of sites. The compilation of timelapse videos that he created on his … Continue reading

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