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  • Bloomsbury Lunchtime Tidbits

    Tired of scoffing down sandwiches at your desk every lunchtime? If you’re lucky enough to work in Bloomsbury, there’s plenty to entice you out of the office on your lunch break. As well as being one of London’s most beautiful and historic areas, it’s packed with things to see and do. Visit the British Museum […]

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  • Is working over Christmas really that bad?

    Oops, it’s happened again – you’ve used up all your annual leave, so you’re stuck in the office whilst your co-workers are out partying, relaxing at home and gorging themselves on mince pies. Working over the festive season isn’t usually at the top of people’s Christmas wish lists. But is it really so bad? Before […]

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  • London of Christmas Past

    As Christmas creeps closer London comes alive – dazzling lights illuminate the city, Christmas shoppers throng the streets and mulled wine-fuelled revellers spill out of every pub. London has always been a great place for getting in the Christmas spirit. These festive photos show how Christmas in London has evolved over the decades. Covent Garden, […]

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  • Would Your Office Have Survived the Blitz?

    For 267 days during the Second World War, around 100 tonnes of high explosives were dropped on cities all over the UK, most of which was centred on London from September 7th 1940 until May 1941. Nowadays, although the Blitz stirs up images of traditional British stoicism in the face of extreme adversity, many people […]

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  • History of Elizabeth Jesser Reid

    Social reformer, philanthropist, and anti-slavery campaigner Elizabeth Jesser Reid is best known as the founder of Bedford College, Britain’s first facility to cater for the advancement and further education of women. Elizabeth Jesser Sturch was born on Christmas day 1789 to Elizabeth and William Sturch. The younger of two daughters, she grew up in a […]

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