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A Beginner's Guide to Navy-Strength Rum

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Royal Navy's successful invasion of Jamaica in 1655 had a lot of terribly negative outcomes. The commanders ended up in the Tower of London. Many of the English sailors fell sick or starved. A lot of Spanish settlers died. But there was one undeniably positive outcome: rum. Read more...

My London: Mark Webster, Broadcaster & Writer

'My most vivid London memory is walking across Tower Bridge from my parents’ pub in Bermondsey, holding my mum’s hand and panicking at the sight of it gently creaking from side to side.' This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Show More Summary

‘Game of Thrones’: Five ways to prepare for Season 5

The new season of “Game of Thrones” already had its British premiere at the Tower of London and will have its […]

Sarah Outen: Making A Historic Global Expedition Using Her Own Power

Sarah Outen started her long human-powered voyage around the world April 1, 2011, when she paddled her kayak from London’s Tower Bridge to the coast of France. Sarah is the first woman in history to travel completely around the world using just human power. Show More Summary

GAME OF THRONES Season 5 Premiere report

On Wednesday evening I had the fortune of being able to attend the world premiere of Season 5 of Game of Thrones. The event was held at the Tower of London, which was surrounded by bonfires and had dragons projected onto its walls for the occasion. Show More Summary

'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Cast News, Plot Spoilers: GoT Stars Dish About Upcoming Season

The cast members of the hit fantasy drama TV series "Game of Thrones" recently appeared in public to promote the launching of the show's upcoming brand new fifth season at the Tower of London.

Sweet new campaign for the Museum of Childhood

Scattered around Tower Hamlets, the London borough that is home to the V&A's Museum of Childhood, are a series of eyecatching vinyl drawings inspired by everyday objects including drains, road markings and street lamps...

‘Game of Thrones': See new trailers, photos ahead of Season 5

The fifth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premiered at the Tower of London on Wednesday for a select audience. […]

Look at the Iron Throne Being Airlifted Into the Tower of London - I swear to you, getting a throne into 10th century architecture is a thousand times harder than winning one.

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

We've seen a TARDIS flying over the Tower of London, we've seen the Queen interacting with the Iron Throne, but here's a new one for the memory banks. No, I'm not jealous of those who got to go to the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones at the Tower, why do you ask?

The Iron Throne Makes A Grand Entrance Into The Tower Of London

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last night Game of Thrones held their big premiere party in the legendary Tower of London. It was a pretty perfect set-up, but no word on if the Queen of England actually sat in it this time. Read more...

Game of Thrones' Michiel Huisman in Just a Towel = HOT!

Michiel Huisman looks very dapper in his suit while attending the premiere of Game of Thrones season five at the Tower of London on Wednesday night (March 18) in London, England. Also in attendance was the 33-year-old actor’s co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michiel Michiel recently posed nearly nude for [...]

Game of Thrones premiere at the Tower of London, review: the pride before the fall

Television is in a golden age. Or at least so we are told. If you weren’t able to tell from the quality of the programming, the decadence of the parties… Continue reading The post Game of Thrones premiere at the Tower of London, review: the pride before the fall appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Kit Harington Premieres 'Game of Thrones Season 5' in London!

Kit Harington is handsome in a suit while attending the world premiere of Game of Thrones Season 5 held at the Tower of London on Wednesday (March 18) in London, England. The 28-year-old English actor was joined by his co-stars Sophie Turner, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Daniel Portman, Rosabell Laurenti-Sellers, Charles Dance, Jessica Henwick, Dean-Charles [...]

Sir Ernest Shackleton's Crow's Nest in London, United Kingdom

All Hallows-by-the-Tower is a church with a mysterious secret in the basement. Founded in 675, and located just by the Tower of London, it is the oldest church in the City of London and is steeped in history. Samuel Pepys watched the...Show More Summary

How Do You Make a Skyscraper with No Shadow?

Images by NBBJ, via What if a skyscraper cast light instead of shadow? Architecture firm NBBJ thinks it's possible, and has algorithmically-designed two London towers that reflect sunlight from their facades, illuminating each other's...Show More Summary

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East in London, United Kingdom

The church of St.Dunstan-in-the-East has survived a lot during it's 900-year history, including the Great Fire of London in 1666. An English parish church located halfway between the Tower of London and the London Bridge, it was originally built during Saxon times. Show More Summary

A Beautiful Morphing Time-Lapse of Daily Life on the Tower Bridge in London Set to a Dubstep Soundtrack

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Photographer Chad Gordon Higgins of Chadchud Timelapse has created “Tower Bridge, The Dubstep Movement,” a short, morphing time-lapse film that documents daily life on Tower Bridge in London. Higgins cleverly utilized the newly installed glass floors in sections of the bridge and set it all to “dubstep-esque bass-lines.” The transitions in the music are what […]

Lifestyles of the Rich and Richer: Jimmy Page Goes Full-On NIMBY to Block Robbie Williams' Pool

Jimmy Page's historic tower house via Wikipedia Commons British singer Robbie Williams, formerly of boy band Take That, really wants to build a two-level basement with a swimming pool under his £17.5m, 46-room mansion in London. But his neighbor, Led...

History Lessons: Let's Revisit London's Silly Attempt to One-Up the Eiffel Tower

All images via Open Library As it turns out, London has a history of hosting design competitions for ambitious architecture. These days, the city's busy dreaming up wild bridges over River Thames, but back in 1889, it was all about....

Diane Kruger & Maggie Gyllenhaal Win Best Actress Prizes at Elle Style Awards 2015

Diane Kruger is a vision of elegance while attending the 2015 Elle Style Awards held at Sky Garden at The Walkie Talkie Tower on Tuesday (February 24) in London, England. The 38-year-old actress was joined by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olivia Wilde, Luke Evans, and Lily Cole. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Diane Kruger At [...]

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