In which we find out how people entertained and fed themselves in London at Christmas from the 14th to 20th centuries. Featuring: mince pies, holly-sellers, the workhouse, Boxing Day and the gerdurken, the pie of many animals.
In which we meet the Pre-Raphaelites, and follow them through secret societies, model drama, and wrangles with the Royal Academy.
In which we put your powers of observation and guesswork to the test with a roam through Sherlock Holmes’s London.
In which an elephant gets drunk and Christopher Wren appears.