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Day out London: Kingston-upon-Thames and the fickle king

I’ve long been curious about all the little upon-Thames towns (partly due, no doubt, to having seen one too many episodes of Midsomer Murders, or read one too many Daisy Dalrymple mysteries). There’s an array of them: Henley-on-Thames, Staines-upon-Thames, Richmond-upon-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames…

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Silent Sunday: 17th century almshouses in the Cotswolds

Chipping Norton: 17th century almshouses in the Cotswolds

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Silent Sunday: St Paul’s through the shopping glass

An unusual view of St Paul’s Cathedral, through the shopping glass

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Silent Sunday: November in Kew Gardens, London

Trees shedding autumn leaves at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – November in London

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Silent Sunday: Radcliffe Camera

The beautiful Radcliffe Camera, part of Oxford University’s Bodleian Library

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Day out London: Blenheim Palace

If you’re in London – or in the Cotswolds, one of my favourite parts of England, I recommend an outing to the little town of Woodstock and Blenheim Palace. The palace represents the early stages of the English Romantic movement – an architectural style characterised by closeness to nature. I love the medieval towers, and […]

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Silent Sunday: The 12th century bridge on Dartmoor

The 12th century clapper bridge across the river Dart, Postbridge Dartmoor

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