The South Bank – Westminster Bridge To Hungerford Bridge

It takes over 1500 years before a second bridge is built over the Thames in central London. Till then, London Bridge is the solitary bridge on this side of town […]

Walthamstow – Morris And The Wild, Wild, Wetlands

“How can I ask working-men passing up and down hideous streets day by day to care about beauty? ” asks Morris. Morris, whose father is one of the many City […]

Walthamstow Village – Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

Its 1720. Mr Jacobson has just settled down in his elegant home in Walthamstow to read the latest headlines about the spectacular burst of the South Sea bubble. A wealthy […]

Kensington Palace – A Carousel Of Kings and Queens

There are many movies and stories about the second longest reigning British monarch. She becomes Empress of India, may or may not have become Mrs. Brown, controversially befriends Abdul Karim, […]

Kensington Palace Gardens – A Royal Garden Born From A Glorious Revolution

William the III of Orange sails over in 1688 with an armada 4 times larger than the Spanish one in 1588. A rather provocative entourage for one who has been […]

Harrow – Rayner’s Lane To Ickenham Through Willow Trees

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. […]