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Today, having already done tours of Roman, Anglo-Saxon & Medieval London, I am going to take the obvious next step. Yes, folks – it’s #TudorLondon!

“The town which Brutus sought,” as Sir Thomas Wyatt put it…
The 16th century was a time of seismic change in the capital, fuelled above all the impact of the Reformation. Monasteries & abbeys across & beyond the capital were dissolved, sold off, converted or demolished. The fabric of London was profoundly transformed.
“Fair houses in London were plenteous, and very easy to be had at low and small rents, & by reason of the late dissolution of religious houses many houses in London stood vacant, & not any man desirous to take them.”

Tudor London was a good place to be investing in real estate.
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Last call for the Thames Clippers RB1 service #VirtualTour! We're setting sail in this thread in one hour so take a seat, grab a hot drink from the onboard bar and get ready to sail through London in style (virtually) #VirtuallyLondon
As our service is currently suspended, all content shared has been captured prior to lockdown. #StayHomeStaySafe
As we depart Woolwich, on our way towards central London, we’re passing the Thames Barrier. One of the largest movable flood barriers in the world – it even has its own visitor centre! Image: Bill Green
#Woolwich #ThamesBarrier #RiverThames #VirtualTour
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