August 16, 2020

Hen and Chicken Court is a narrow, confined dead-end alleyway that leads off Fleet Street; one of several such passages and corridors that have grown up over the centuries around this area of London known for its printing and publishing industries.

Now I'm no detective,...

Tucked away along the length of a narrow alleyway near St George the Martyr church by Borough tube station is a wall with a gruesome and fascinating past. 

It is all that remains of the Marshalsea, one of the most notorious debtors prisons that existed in Borough in var...

Reece & Kendrick Mews near South Kensington tube station is up there as one of my top all time best Mews in London. Not the prettiest (not too shabby either!) but so much to see there.

First off there is the ski lift mural by Johny Midnight, well known in the Alps for h...

One of my most favourite places to visit in west London is Chiswick House, a small-ish villa surrounded by a 65-acre garden. 
 

Both the villa itself and these gardens were ground-breaking in their time; most who saw it would never have experienced anything like it befo...

The Eden Project; like Kew Gardens but on steroids.

At least that was my first thought as I entered the largest indoor rain forest in the world, situated within one of two vast futuristic man-made biome structures that look like alien spacecraft among acres of landscape...

Today was all about the ballet, specifically The Royal Ballet and its London locations.

The Royal Ballet is Britain's flagship ballet company with an international reputation as one of the absolute finest. It has been around since 1931 and took up residence at the Royal...

Whilst researching out a tour of Life in London during World War II, I was excited to find out that small buildings that I had not really noticed before, but walked past hundreds of times, were a lot more interesting than I thought.

These fairly nondescript buildings we...

Rye is the most perfect, supremely English quaint medieval town I can think of. Steeped in history, over 900 years old and a benchmark for picturesque.

Crooked half-timbered houses line a muddle of steep cobbled lanes with borders of breathtaking flowers, grasses, and h...

Another one well worth a look, St Pancras Old Church and Churchyard.

It’s only a 10-minute walk away from the newly developed area of Coal's Drop Yard near Kings Cross and home to some knockout monuments, mausoleums and other cool stuff.

First off - John Soane's mausoleu...

I've always been interested in the Hungarian Brutalist architect, Ernő Goldfinger.

His last significant building was the Trellik Tower, a landmark in my neighbourhood of North Kensington, up near the top of Portobello Road and which is now seen as a highly desirable by...

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