Learn about London in English!

Sep 25, 2017

Many of you coming to London to study on an English course will not have to buy the famous “London A-Z”.  It was created in 1934 by Phyllis Pearson, a lady of a certain age who walked 17000 streets in London to map the city.  I often see students at the Islington Centre of English check their smart phones to find the street they need. Recently a student in my class checked with me that the Moument in Monument Street at the North end of London Bridge was where the Great Fire of

London started in 1666. In fact the 62m tall Monument, which you can climb inside to the top for a wonderful view, is 62m from where the fire started on 2 September in Pudding Lane in a baker’s shop. The fire burned for five days destroying 80 per cent of London. In those days a “pudding” was a baked pie of pastry and offal such as liver, heart and kidney.  At the top of the column there is a gilt bronze flaming urn to symbolise the fire. The architect suggested putting a statue of the King but King Charles II refused saying: “I didn’t start the fire”!!



Tags:
Category:

Add Pingback

Please add a comment

You must be logged in to leave a reply. Login »

Category List


Tag List

New language (7)
English (1)
english grammar tips (1)
spelling (1)
London (5)
english grammar help (1)
Field day (1)
Somewhere to visit London (1)
free english grammar (2)
Places to see in London (4)
Where to visit London (3)
english review (1)
music festivals uk (1)
mini-saga (1)
Tweed (1)
Tourist tips (5)
New vocabulary (4)
English tips (4)
Somewhere to visit (9)
the shard (1)
Historic moment (1)
Winter in London (6)
ICE (5)
Journalism Masterclass (1)
study english (1)
Journalism evening course London (1)
Students (2)
Improve your vocabulary (5)
Relaxing London (4)
writing a mini-saga (1)
london events (1)
english school london (12)
Vocabulary notebook (8)
english grammar online (1)
Francais (2)
Cambridge Exam Preparation (1)
Things to see in London (4)
music festival London (1)
London Summer (7)
student study tips (1)
Halloween (2)
efl (4)
english courses london (1)
defining relative clauses (1)
Basic English mistakes (1)
Fun (1)
Journalism Course London (1)
Idiom (3)
english as a foreign language (3)
Covent Garden (1)
IELTS (2)
Journalist Course London (1)
grammar (1)
Hello from Ally (1)
Beautiful London (8)
Business English (1)
Things to do in London (6)
Listening in English (2)
Reading in English (1)
Peaceful London (2)
exams (1)
Sport Journalism Course (1)
silent disco (1)
Victoria park (1)
Shopping in London (4)
saga (1)
Attractions in London (1)
ILEC (1)
Somewhere to go London (3)
study english onlline (1)
Learn english online (12)
London Marathon (1)
Christmas in London (3)
Learn English (15)
reading tips (1)
pronuciation (3)
New blog (1)
Islington Centre for English (6)
the people's tower (1)
Insider info London (14)
english school online (1)
Free english lessons (10)
Adjective (2)
London markets (4)
Barney Ronay (1)
Recording vocabulary (3)
World Naked Bike Ride (1)
narrative voice (2)
future tenses english (1)
English food (3)
things to do london (1)
study tips (9)
Learning tips (10)
English vocabulary (3)
grammar tips (1)
writing a mini saga (1)
English grammar (4)
CAE (3)
Journalism classes London (1)
past modal verbs (1)
FCE (4)
Vocabulary (11)
Social programme (1)
Cycling (1)
english study tips (1)
future tenses efl (1)
past modals (1)
english course london (12)
english school (2)
Polite questions (1)
making predictions (1)
Cool as a cucumber (1)
Events in London (1)

Tag Cloud

english courses londonmusic festivals ukVictoria parkWorld Naked Bike RideCyclingenglish grammar helpListening in EnglishEnglish grammarImprove your vocabularyBasic English mistakesenglish school onlineBeautiful LondonNew languageSomewhere to visit LondonJournalism classes LondonPolite questionsLondonenglish school londoneflpronuciationPlaces to see in LondonTweedenglish grammar tipsBarney Ronaystudy english onllinesilent discoEnglish vocabularyEnglishFunfree english grammarCool as a cucumberIslington Centre for EnglishThings to see in LondonJournalism MasterclassSomewhere to visitChristmas in Londonfuture tenses englishFree english lessonswriting a mini-sagaAdjectiveIdiomBusiness EnglishStudentsICEpast modal verbssagathings to do londonEnglish fooddefining relative clausesthe shardSport Journalism CourseLearning tipsHalloweenRecording vocabularyFrancaisCambridge Exam Preparationwriting a mini sagaLearn EnglishSomewhere to go Londonstudy englishstudy tipsHistoric momentThings to do in Londonlondon eventsTourist tipsVocabularypast modalsReading in EnglishNew vocabularyShopping in LondonLearn english onlinestudent study tipsenglish as a foreign languageCovent GardenLondon MarathonFCEexamsmaking predictionsJournalist Course Londongrammar tipsField dayInsider info LondonSocial programmenarrative voicethe people's towerNew blogenglish schoolPeaceful LondonJournalism Course LondonspellingLondon marketsEnglish tipsEvents in Londonenglish study tipsenglish course londonHello from Allyfuture tenses eflWhere to visit Londonenglish grammar onlineVocabulary notebookJournalism evening course Londonmini-sagareading tipsgrammarLondon Summermusic festival LondonRelaxing Londonenglish reviewIELTSWinter in LondonILECAttractions in LondonCAE


Archive