MYSTERIES 

Explained: The secret City of London which is not part of London

The Great City of London, known for its historical landmarks, modern skyscrapers, ancient markets and famous bridges. And it’s arguably the financial capital of the world. Most of us know it is a major city and it is home to  around 11,000 people. Wait, what? Eleven… thousand? That’s right, 11,000 people. BUT the City of London is a different place from London – at its centre are the Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock (which is named after its bell). The amazing Westminster Abbey which is the  site…

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SCIENCE 

Prize-Winning Animation Lets You Fly Through 17th Century London

Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started. As Londonist notes, “Although most of the buildings are conjectural, the students used a realistic street pattern [taken from historical maps] and even included the hanging signs of genuine inns and businesses” mentioned in diaries from the period. For their efforts, the De Montfort team was awarded first…

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MYSTERIES 

Bodies Of Strange Creatures Were Found In The Basement Of An Old House In London

In 1960 in London at the time of clearing the site for construction of a new residential neighborhood, the old long-abandoned mansion belonged to Thomas Theodore Merlin was sent for demolition. In the basement of the home builders have discovered several thousand small wooden boxes tightly sealed. Imagine their surprise when they began to find inside the bodies of strange mythical creatures, which seemed to have been living only in fairy tales. Thomas Theodore Merrylin was known as Crypto-naturalist, Fringe Zoologist and Xeno-Archeologist. Creatures and artifacts thought to be nothing…

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