Maritime Greenwich: where time begins

Greenwich is a lovely little village. Village? But isn't it in London, you ask? Well, yes. But isn't London really a collection of little villages? At least, that's how it feels. Greenwich has that village feel. Perhaps strengthened because you have to cross the river [...]

2021-09-02T13:37:01+01:0023 July 2021|England, UNESCO World Heritage|

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...

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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