Dicks Cat-The rags to riches story of Dick Whittington and his cat is not just a fairy tale: it is part of the folklore of London. Today there is a monument to his cat near the Whittington Stone pub at the foot of Highgate Hill where Dick sat down and heard the famous Bow Bells of East London ring out: Turn Again Whittington! Thrice Lord Mayor of London! This was right near my auntie's house so I passed it quite often when I stayed with her.
Swakeleys House is a 17th-century mansion in Ickenham, London Borough of Hillingdon, built in 1638 for the future Lord Mayor of London, Sir Edmund Wright. The brick structure dates from between 1629 & 1638. In 1629, Wright purchased the grounds from John Bingley, who had undertaken extensive remedial work on an existing 13th century structure in the grounds—probably timber-framed & wattle filled.
Gallery of Janet Echelman Suspends Net Sculpture Over London's Oxford Circus - 5