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London History

London History

I am certainly no historian, and I am no expert, however someone famous once said, “to know where you are going, you must know where you have been”, and I guess by that the same should be said of a city, so on my little site, paulkavanagh.com, I guess it is only right that I have a small section on the History of London.

The wonder of the web is that even I can put together a few pages on the subject, and yes most of this content is build from other content on the web. However for me it was really interesting to put it together and to read the content as I was putting it together.

However what I love most about London is the fact that everyday in this city it is making new history, everyday something somewhere, or someone somewhere is doing something new that will effect the future history of this city, of the people in this city. London is this amazing place where the history never stops being made.

Thinking about London, I have always thought I would love to live in the city in its past. I think for me I would like to have lived here during the second war, but also I would like to have been here during the times of Jack The Ripper, and, I would liked to have been alive during medieval times. London must have been a really interesting place during those times.

Maybe a time machine would be perfect for me, give me the chance to see London in all its historical glory. Rather than having to live 24/7 in a certain time in the history, I would like to have the opportunity to just pop back, see it, live it for a while and come back. Mind you London being the city it is even today you can drop back in time, just by visiting some of the historical buildings that speckle the city you can go back and get a real sense of what it must have been like.

My favourite building include St. Paul’s, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and also so many of the rows and rows of Victorian and Georgian houses that still line so many of London’s streets.


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