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The drunken man on my right is laughing. He’s quite close and at first I think he’s been listening in to my conversation with this earnest young man on my left. But no, he’s looking past me. I glance over my shoulder. His companion (likewise inebriated) is lying on the floor, propped up on one elbow. He watches the contents of his fallen can of lager spreading slowly across the pavement with a bemused expression on his face.

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On my spring visit to London, I came across the site of King Edward III’s manor house by the Thames at Rotherhithe, above. Back in the 1350s, this was a mere hamlet, the relatively modest house occupying a small island looking onto the great river. On my summer visit, I stumbled across Cheyne Mews, below, which was the site of King Henry VIII’s beloved manor house at Chelsea.

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The mileometer on my bicycle has always fascinated me. My inner accountant has been calculating the bike’s cost per mile. The machine cost me £3000 less a third reduction courtesy of His Majesty’s Government’s Bike to Work Scheme. It still means that I have spent nearly a pound for each mile travelled. With each successive journey, the cost slowly creeps down.

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