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This wonderful staircase is in the Georgian rotunda at Somerset House in London’s Strand. A quick bit of sightseeing was a brief diversion from Christmas shopping in the capital~~~
#somersethouse #staircase #lookingup #londontown #londonarchitecture #stairway #georgian #instalondon #londonsights #balustrade #georgianlondon


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Did you know Georgian detached houses are the most desired property type in Britain with almost a quarter (23%) choosing this home?
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And with symmetrical design, classic proportions and decorative elements it’s easy to see why. .
Head to Bedford Square to see a row of pretty Georgian homes.
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What’s your favourite type of home?
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Unnamed individuals may or may not have used the Grand Staircase for the purpose for which it was (Love) Actually created.


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A little more wreath love. I may or may not have about 20 such pictures. It's not me, it's them. 🎄


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Few of us have the luxury of a fireplace in our halls, fewer still the joy of coming home to it already lit. Our miniature Spencer House entrance hall, in the photo, copies the full scale house in every detail including the lovely lighted fire. On chilly days visitors to the real house are treated to a glowing welcome. Visitors to our miniature get a fire all year round! #mulvanyandrogers #spencerhouse #ksbminiaturescollection #warmwelcome #miniaturists #dollshouseminiatures #dollhouseminiatures #georgianlondon #londontownhouse #interiordecoratorsofinstagram #entrancehalldecor #logfire #farrowandball #chimneypiece #britishbrands #englishinteriors #englishhomes


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London in black and white this morning. ☔️ #london #w1 #georgianlondon #prettylondon #loverain


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Cowley playing host to luxury travel group @3rdhome for their Christmas get together this week. The most outstanding collection of properties and truly nice owners. Wonderful canapes by @blodeady #christmasparty #partyplanner


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• 17 Gough Square, London (built c.1700) •
This beautiful staircase stands in the former home of Dr Johnson, located just off Fleet Street. In 1823 William Green took over the property and used it as a boarding house “for the better convenience of Commercial Gentlemen.” •



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Currently stuffing ourselves with Christmas feast sandwiches (I'll never understand the point of cranberry sauce) before we wander around Richmond and explore Ham House in its festive glory. I managed to spot Jones, the Actors Church Cat earlier and he accepted a bit of petting and fiiiiinally... my priorities are in perfect order, thank you. 😁


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Some images from the wonderful workshop hosted by @5ftinf at the Master Shipwright’s House in Deptford yesterday, as part of the launch for her book “Conscious Creativity”. What a treat to spend a day savouring all the senses and taking time to really look at things — not with an eye to capturing them for Instagram but just for the joy of our own creative practice.
Thanks Phillipa for a wonderful day in the perfect venue!
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#consciouscreativity #postitfortheaesthetic #thespacesilike #mastershipwrightshouse #wreathwatch


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Door of perfection ! The ironwork with the gas light is just stunning. Great fanlight. All original from around 1680. The lights are complete with torch snuffers ( or torch extinguisher) which are now a rarity having been removed largely for war efforts and never replaced. The snuffers or torch extinguishers are a horn like iron object that protrudes from the lamp. In Georgian times, there was no electricity and London was a dark, dangerous place at night. The wealthy would hire a “link boy” to walk in front of them holding a flaming torch,to light their way on the streets. The “link boys” were sometimes run by criminal gangs who would lead clients into dark corners where waiting thieves would rob them. Pepys, Thackeray and Dickens tell tales of the “link boys”.
Once arrived to your destination safely, the link-boys flaming torches would be snuffed out at your doorstop to save the torch from burning out
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#doorsofinstagram#doorsofdistinction#doorsoftheworld#prettydoortraits#wroughtiron#stunning#georgianarchitecture#londonstories#gaslight#charlesdickens#lamppost


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Today is my penultimate day working at Benjamin Franklin House, and I'm sad but pleased I did get to decorate this lovely Regency mantelpiece before I left (and make pomanders, too). I'm heading into the wondrous world of freelance comms and copywriting, and it's already taken me to places I never dreamed of, to new friends like @lovemydress and back to old ones, too. The final chapter of 2018 has unfolded in a way I wouldn't have expected at the beginning of the year, but that's okay - I feel ready. 💪👊
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#benjaminfranklinhouse #pomander #underthefloralspell #christmasdecorations #eighteenthcenturychristmas #georgianlondon #christmas #littlestoriesofmylife


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Here’s some very rare pics of The London Library in the 1880s before the building was transformed into the one we know today (which was unveiled in 1898 by #VirginiaWoolf’s father). Looks quite cosy if a bit sombre!
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#lovelibraries
#makeover


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Excellent Georgian pub #georgianlondon


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A little oasis of peace and green in a buzzing city 💚
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#greenspaces#mews#naturelovers#lovelondon#pursuepretty#theprettycities#gaslight


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Really liked the way the bright winter sunshine caught these railings. And then it rained for the rest of the day. 🌧 #railings #castiron #georgianlondon #london #ironmongery #winter #wintersun #londonrailings


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Christmas is coming, London couldn’t look more festive even if it tried !.
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#georgianlondon#thisislondonbaby#silverandgold#prettylondon#thisislondon


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London had seen nothing like it, it was 1752 and everywhere they went the Beau Monde and the mob followed their every move. Maria and Elizabeth Gunning two sisters who were incomparable beauties had arrived from Ireland. Within a short time both were married Maria became Countess of Coventry and Elizabeth Dutchess of Hamilton and both were now part of the Beau Monde.
THE BEAU MONDE- Hannah Greig Oxford University Press pub 2013 is the story of fashionable society in Georgian London. #bookstagram #beautifulbook #georgian #georgianlondon #beaumonde #mariagunning #thebeaumonde #18century #whigs #queenanne #elizabethgunning #annwentworth #duchessofmarlborough


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Things are feeling festive here at the House, especially now we've decorated Franklin's Parlour with seasonal greenery and the most beautifully scented pomanders. The word pomander derives from the French 'pomme' (apple) and 'ambre' (amber or ambergris), originating hundreds of years ago as a multipurpose charm for warding off disease, witches and to keep the air around smelling sweet and fragrant. In the 17th and 18th centuries, oranges studded with cloves and rolled in orris and cinnamon became popular around Christmas and New Year's. #christmasfacts .
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#benjaminfranklinhouse #georgianlondon #georgianchristmas #christmas #pomander #festivetraditions


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