19th Century Spitalfields was world famous for silk weaving, so much so that Pope Pius IX ordered a seamless silk garment from there
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What I’m Reading
Bizarre London: Discover the Capital's Secrets and Surprises by David Long
Much of this has been written before, some of it in David Long's other fascinating books. If you have not read any of his other works this is a tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations written in Long's witty and engaging style. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city, to anecdotes of magic, mystery and murder, this is a perfect companion for the curious Londoner.
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