The Invention of Christmas Cards

The Invention of Christmas Cards

You might think that Christmas cards have been around forever, and the annual card writing marathon seems to last an eternity almost as long. But you’d be wrong. And neither did they begin in Lapland!

Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street has seen it all. Synonymous with the ‘Swinging 60’s’, it also played its part in the ‘Snarling 70’s’. The West End street has had a knack for placing its finger on the mood of the day and driving fashions and aspects of modern culture – particularly music.

Brixton Village Market

Brixton Village Market

Brixton is one of many London areas that has been reborn over the last couple of decades. In the 1970’s it was a place not to wonder into by accident after nightfall, today it’s a thriving, stylish, trendy, desirable, fun, fascinating cultural explosion and, at the heart of it, is Brixton Village Market.

Baker Street

Baker Street

There happens to be much more to Baker Street than Sherlock Holmes and the classic Gerry Rafferty song. Of course Holmes’ 221B Baker St. is one of the most famous addresses in the world, but he has had many well-known neighbours including William Pitt the Younger (who became Prime Minister at the age of 24), H.G Wells, the explorer Sir Richard Burton, Dusty Springfield and Madame Tussaud.

Apothecaries’ Hall

Apothecaries’ Hall

Apothecaries are the ancient forerunners of modern pharmacists and, as such, generally held alongside witch doctors, voodoo high priests and snake oil salesmen in the pantheon of medicine.