The Potted History Tours Blog

Ravens and the Tower of London

September 29, 2020

According to history, there were so many ravens living at the Tower of London during the reign of King Charles II that he decided to get rid of them, despite believing the superstition that ravens were a symbol of good…

Splendid Isolation

April 27, 2020

'Splendid isolation' was the late 19th-century British diplomatic practice of avoiding permanent alliances, where Britain stood back from involvement in international affairs.

Startling connections: Pandemics then and now

April 09, 2020

Just over a hundred years ago, an influenza virus unlike any before swept across the world.

Wise words from a Head Teacher

March 26, 2020

At a time when many are losing their heads and misbehaving, our latest blog entry is actually an extract from an open letter my daughter's headmaster wrote to his staff and pupils.

The Potted History Tours vehicle is a retired London Taxi LTI TX1

February 18, 2020

It's part of who we are and what we're's unique, iconic and even a bit eccentric.

Potted History Rocks!

January 27, 2019

The Winnie-the-Pooh stories owe much of their magic to the iconic illustrations of E H Shepard. Many of these depict the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood in recognisable heathland scenes, typical of parts of the High Weald ridge.