down river to Greenwich, the home of time

Although world-famous for the Meridian Line, in Greenwich you'll find many other sights and attractions. The town is also home to the National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College.  The Cutty Sark has been beautifully restored following serious fire damage and is a must see. The Royal Observatory which is just a short... Continue Reading →

perfectly pint-sized patio

We spend endless hours lovingly tending the gardens at Kernolou, quite certainly disproportionate to the time we find to sit and relax there.  Conversely our pint-sized patio in London that we use on a daily basis has customarily received scant attention apart from the occasional watering, wash and brush-up. All change this year though. We've repaired and repainted the... Continue Reading →

Islington

Our London home is in Islington just moments from the Angel. The area is known as St Peter's, it's a leafy, quiet sort of place with a mix of rows of Georgian Terraces and the new high-rise luxury apartments springing up along the City Road.  These contrasting styles are complemented by the peace and tranquility... Continue Reading →

a day out in the London countryside…

The popular Lee Valley Ice Rink, one time rehearsal venue for Dancing on Ice, is less than 5 miles from the Monument in the city of London; in the far corner of the car park so obscured by the arched rink building you could easily miss it, is the gateway to the Walthamstow Marshes. This... Continue Reading →

New River Walk

There are hundreds of parks, commons, heaths an even a couple of forests in London making it one of the greenest capitals in the world. Tucked away in a residential area of Islington is one of the smaller, less well-known ones, the New River Walk. This man-made park was created to follow the overground route... Continue Reading →

A London Lighthouse, lost no longer

Directly opposite the newly regenerated Kings Cross station, a long-forgotten and neglected building that had almost melted from the consciousness of passing traffic and pedestrians alike is slowly emerging from its shrouds, sparkling clean with a stunning new stepped vaulted zinc roof and beautifully restored brickwork all topped off with the refurbished Lighthouse.    ... Continue Reading →

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