Winchester – The Capital City Of Wessex

[1] Winchester is such a historical city, that I can’t visit it without mentioning the Gauls, the Romans and the Anglo Saxons. They are the building blocks of this city. […]

A Crescent Shaped Stroll Around Aldwych

For a short crescent, it’s jam packed with stories. King Alfred the Great once walked amongst his people here. A church at one end of Aldwych dedicates itself to the […]

Cliveden – Bluebells and Astors

When his father dies in 1890, William Waldorf Astor becomes the richest man in America. His father’s passing also kicks off a family feud as to who should be the […]

Marble Arch to Hyde Park

The archbishop’s men surround St. Mary-Le Bow on the Strand. The charismatic, university-educated William Fitz Osbert is trapped inside. He is smoked out, stabbed and then dragged naked by horse […]

River Lea – Old Ford Locks to the Olympic Park

The #riverlea continues to unveil #London for me. This time its the #Olympicspark. And here I was thinking, there’s not much of a story here ….. #sowrong

Hammersmith Bridge to Barnes Wetland

Late one night in 1939, a local worker notices smoke and sparks from a case left on Hammersmith Bridge. He opens it. And then throws it immediately into the river, […]

Along the River Lea – The Three Mills

When Hans Christian Andersen writes about his cold little match girl lighting her bundle of matches as she huddles outside on a freezing New Year’s Eve, her matches would’ve been […]

The Grand Union Canal to Osterley House

The [1] Grand Union Canal is a 137 mile liquid motorway that connects London to Birmingham. It is no plain sailing, for it has in total, 166 locks from start […]

Osterley House to the Grand Union Canal

The arrival of spring cannot be personified any better than cheery clumps of bright yellow daffodils. To date I’ve spotted them under trees, along banks and at my local florist. […]

Around Somerset House on The Strand

The Strand connects the royal enclave of Westminster and London. It also runs along the Thames. Which makes it an attractive location for riverside mansions for aristocrats. With the added […]