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

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 […]