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 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...

Best free London attractions and activities for summer

Free London attractions this summer include parks, British Museum, Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, V&A Museum of Childhood and the Science Museum

Autumn leaves in Kew Gardens

Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew This week's #FriFotos* theme - autumn/fall - inspired me to add an extra post. I've just returned from a hectic few days in London, attending the World Travel Market and heaps of fringe fun. I took Wednesday morning off, [...]

Murder and Mayhem in London through the Ages – Part 3: Jack the Ripper

123 years ago, a man known as Jack hung around Whitechapel, ridding the world of prostitutes. Five murders have been attributed to him. Grotesque murders, but still "only" five. Judging by the number alone, he seems a bit of an amateur among serial killers. Yet, [...]

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