The Grosvenor Canal in the 1850’s

I love this tweet! It shows the old Grosvenor Canal at its fullest extent from the Thames to Pimlico Wharf (where Victoria Bus station today stands.) Buckingham Palace and environs 1851 (taken from a balloon view Guildhall) Note the Grosvenor Basin Thames water course, now @NetworkRailVIC pic.twitter.com/D9cwMR6YNt — OldLondonNow (@oldlondonnow) February 5, 2017 Another waterway on show is the River […]

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Browning never dreamt up ‘Little Venice’

The Robert Browning/Little Venice thingy is a myth that’s been too long perpetuated. Any poet needing credit it should be Lord Byron but that was only the word ‘Venice’ for the canals in London’s W2 and W9. Anyone (inc Canal & River Trust) who claim Browning coined the name Little Venice are just so wrong. Its what these days one […]

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