The Seven Dials

Seeing London as a metaphorical body is one way in which we can analyse change over time in the city. Cultural geographers can use a body as a metaphor in a number of ways. Seeing London as a body gives us a way in which to see all of it’s processes and parts as connected,

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

In what ways does Cosgrove and Jackson’s (1987) re-theorised cultural geography allow us to view the meanings attached to ‘deathscapes’, such as Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, as being inherently drawn from past power relations in their creation and maintenance? Too often we allow our journeys to take place without engaging with the ways that past

London Race Riots

During the post WW2 period Britain experienced significant levels of immigration, especially from the Caribbean (Peach, 1967). For an array of reasons, many Caribbean and African migrants gravitated to London in their search for permanent settlement. During the 1950s, areas such as Notting Hill and Brixton soon became centres of black settlement (Matera, 2015). The

The Metropolitan Police Service

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) was founded in 1829 by the Home Secretary, Robert Peel, which saw little over 3000 men employed to patrol and watch the Metropolitan Police District (Smiles, 1870). Today, in its 187th year, the MPS employs almost 32,000 officers and 15,000 other staff (Metropolitan Police Service, 2015). This mass expansion and