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 […]
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
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, […]
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 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
The river Lea is an ancient river. It’s name is thought to have derived from a Celtic name for a deity. It is one of the largest rivers in London, […]
#Hertford, by the #RiverLea, is under an hour away from #LiverpoolStreetStation. And in this idyllic town from #Saxon times I uncover the story of one of its owner, and then prisoner, of its once-upon-a-time castle.
After my circumnavigation of #EustonStation, I head to #Bloomsbury next. My dayout starts at a wonderful #bookshop, followed by roaming around #UCL’s campus discovering its #freemuseums. And ends at its #iconicLondonlbuilding which features in #GeorgeOrwell’s 1984.