Stamford Brook to Bedford Park

London is littered with clues of its many lost rivers which now flow underground. One such is [1] Stamford Brook Station whose name is eponymous with the river that gives […]

Lower Mall – A Riverside Wander Between Two Medieval Manors in Hammersmith

Hammersmith is West London’s major transport and commercial hub. It’s also home to over 150,000 “villagers”. And on top of that, hundreds of workers travel in daily, and many more […]

St John's Mission, Iffley Road

The Ancient Fields of Brackenbury Village, Hammersmith

It was the chance discovery of a map within the Bradmore Area conservation report that made me realise that the area once known as Bradmore Fields in medieval times, is […]

Hammersmith Broadway

Variety and Royalty Around Hammersmith Broadway

It may not sound particularly enticing to spend any part of a day hopping from one pedestrian island to another around a busy gyratory. Or the prospect of walking under […]

Shepherds Bush Green to Brook Green

Obscured by the [1] W12 Shopping Centre, tower blocks and electronic billboards around [2] Shepherds Bush Green, is a little hidden oasis. There is a lengthy official document about it, […]

Notting Hill (Part Three) – From Pigsty to Posh

By the 1830s, there already existed a little hamlet in Notting Hill known as the “Potteries and Piggeries”. But it wasn’t quite designer earthenware and gourmet sausage shops as I’d […]

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 […]