The Thames Estuary – Shoeburyness to Thorpe Bay

0 I’m on the aptly named coast to coast train service, heading east out of London in the direction of France. Within an hour, the train runs out of land. […]

Belgravia – Cubitt’s Squares

From a dangerous swamp in the Middle Ages, #Belgravia gets handed over to the #Grosvenors as part of a marriage dowry. Part Two wanders amongst the grand white stuccos and the story of #ThomasCubitt and his wonderful #Belgravia #squares.

Winchester – Bishops In A City of Flowers

0 The bishops of medieval Winchester are influential, powerful and rich. They own stretches of land from Somerset to London, including around 60 manors. To put it into perspective, the […]

Belgravia – A Dangerous Swamp

0 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 […]

Winchester – The Capital City Of Wessex

0 [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 […]

A Crescent Shaped Stroll Around Aldwych

0 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 […]

Cliveden – Bluebells and Astors

0 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 […]

Marble Arch to Hyde Park

0 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 […]

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

0 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 […]