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.
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.
Mansion House is in the heart of The City, nr The Bank of England & The Royal Exchange. Built between 1739/1753 it is the official home of the Lord Mayor of London. Voters to select the Lord Mayor were selected from various livery guilds that represented the main trades in town. The twelve original guilds were: Mercers, Grocers, Drapers, Fishmongers, Goldsmiths, Skinners, Merchant Tailors, Haberdashers, Salters, Ironmongers, Vintners and Clothworkers.