Harrow – Crack ! Goes the Willow

The willow tree is my idea of a gardener’s dream plant. By simply sticking a twig in the ground, a tree will grow. It’s also where aspirin was derived from. […]

Holland Park – Party in the Park

My mission the other day to discover the Dutch origins of Holland Park got no further than spotting some tulips in pots and gardens. Pretty as they were, they weren’t […]

Holland Park – A Fashionable Neighbourhood

Living just down the road from Holland Park, it has always intrigued me as to why this little corner of London has a name synonymous with the Netherlands, which I […]

London – Hampstead Heath and Kenwood House

I read somewhere that Hampstead Heath is so magical that when C.S. Lewis was walking in the snow in the heath, he spots an old fashioned lamp and comes up […]

Farringdon Walk

This is a walk¬†through what was one of the most notorious places in London in the 19th century, which also¬†inspired Charles Dickens in the characters and locations he wrote about. […]