Highgate and Archway – Ghosts and Graves (Part One)

0 A disillusioned young lad creeps out of the home of his wealthy master. Despite his hard labour, he is poorly paid and can no longer tolerate the beatings by […]

The South Bank (Part Three) – Blackfriars Bridge to Millennium Bridge

0 In 1715, bridges over the Thames were scarce. So an Irish actor named Thomas Doggett jumps on a river ferry to get him back to his residence in Chelsea. […]

The South Bank (Part Two) – Hungerford Bridge To Waterloo Bridge

0 It’s a story straight out of a James Bond movie. It’s 1978. A Bulgarian dissident writer stands at a bus stop at Waterloo Bridge. He feels a sharp pain […]

The South Bank (Part One) – Westminster Bridge To Hungerford Bridge

0 1500 years pass before a second bridge is built over the Thames in central London. Until then, London Bridge is the solitary bridge on this side of town since […]

Bletchley Park – The Code Breakers Part II

0 And so from this morning, I’ve done Bletchley part one, there is so much more to learn, of work that here was done, And now in Part II I […]

Walthamstow – Morris And The Wild, Wild, Wetlands

0 “How can I ask working-men passing up and down hideous streets day by day to care about beauty? ” asks Morris. Morris, whose father is one of the many […]

Walthamstow Village – Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

0 Its 1720. Mr Jacobson has just settled down in his elegant home in Walthamstow to read the latest headlines about the spectacular burst of the South Sea bubble. A […]

Arundel Castle – A Reduced History From The Normans To The Norfolks

0 I’ve done a six-mile walk, from Arundel to Stoke, and now I must return, to the company of folk, I walk along a tunnel, of ferns and tall lithe […]

Arundel – A Circular Walk To South Stoke

0 As my train approaches, the town of Arundel, the outline of its castle, casts me under a spell, My train is now a carriage, accompanied by knights, wooded dales […]