The Lea Valley – Cheshunt to Waltham Abbey

0 When Gytha Thorkeldóttir (who is she?) offers to William the Conqueror gold equal to the weight of her now dead son, he refuses to turn the body over. So […]

Nottinghill (Part Two) – The Grand Union Canal to Kensal Green Cemetery

0 What a difference a few minutes makes in London. One moment I’m in scrubs infested by snakes in Saxon times. And the next, I’m on a canal from the […]

Nottinghill (Part One) – Westway, Wormwood Scrubs and the Mitre Bridge

0 As the Hammersmith Line makes its way overground to Ladbroke Grove, a busy dual carriageway known as [1] Westway dominates the view. Built in the 1960s, it writhes through […]

Street View, Kampong Jugoyudan

Yogyakarta – Along the Banks Of The Kali Code

0 Tucked away beneath Yogyakarta’s busy flyovers and bridges, just beyond the high rise hotels of [1] Malioboro Road, is a village that lies along the river Kali Code. Not […]

KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur – Central Market, Market Square and KL Tower

1+ It’s in 1857 when the first tin mine is established in Kuala Lumpur. 87 Chinese miners arrive at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang river. They set off […]

Southend-On-Sea - A British Seaside Resort

The Thames Estuary – Southend-On-Sea

0 “The pier is Southend, and Southend is the pier”, said John Betjeman. Indeed, the pier at Southend is the longest pleasure pier in the world. And an object of […]

The Wandle – Wandsworth to Colliers Wood

Part One of The #WandleValley Walk is full of surprises. As urban as it is, I still find nature reserves, parks, confluences, herons, horses, weirs and even Vikings. And a fast flowing, clean river tq 2 @wandlevalley #londonsrivers #wandsworth

Hughenden Manor, The Home of Benjamin Disraeli

0 Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of Benjamin “Dizzy” Disraeli. It goes by unnoticed these days. But his house and gardens, which sit in the gorgeous Chiltern […]

The Thames Estuary – Thorpe Bay To Southchurch and Prittlewell

0 Not many have heard of Prittlewell. Unless one is a Southend United fan (the grounds are in Prittlewell), or if one lived in the medieval priory here when it […]