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

The Thames Estuary – Thorpe Bay To Southchurch and Prittlewell

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 owned […]

The Green Chain Walk – Mottingham to Eltham via a Palace

The first royal born at Eltham Palace in 1316 is John of Eltham, the second son of Edward II and Queen Isabella. From then, and until the Tudor Henry VII, […]

The Thames Estuary – Leigh On Sea and Hadleigh Castle

When word arrives that Princess Beatrice and Ralph de Binley are in the village of [1] Leigh waiting to sail to France, the guards at [2] Hadleigh Castle are summoned. […]

Belgravia – A Dangerous Swamp

It’s the Middle Ages. The Westbourne flows by [1] Sloane Square. Blandell Bridge is nothing more than a plank across the river. Around are wide, open fields. It’s pleasant enough […]

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