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Woolwich Foot Tunnel

I walked south from North Woolwich under the Thames via the foot tunnel. Unlike its neighbour in Greenwich, this foot tunnel takes you from one rough and un-celebrated…

Charlton House

James I, the King Of Scotland, who also took over the crown of England when Elizabeth I died childless, had this house built for Sir Adam Newton who…

The Saturday market on Deptford High Street

Deptford High Street on a Saturday afternoon. Still plenty of bustle and life, but its changing. The traditional market hangs on by its fingertips, there are still plenty…

Tales from the Riverside. Green-eyed in Strand On The Green

Imagine living here on the edge of the Thames in a house that is not only beautiful but a couple of centuries old and shaped by the memory…

The tube station at Great Portand Street Station

Great Portland Street is one of London’s original tube stations. It was part of the Metropolitan Railway line which was not just London’s but the world’s very first…

London’s loveliest building?

Sometimes it’s like a submarine that has surfaced in the middle of a Victorian park and at others it’s a hippopotamus wallowing in a lagoon.¬†It is as curved…

A toilet. The Isle of Dogs.

It’s a curio left over from another world. The Isle of Dogs has seen humongous change over the last thirty or forty years but this old public convenience…

Under the river, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Designed by Alexander Binnie, an engineer who was also responsible for the Blackwall Tunnel and Vauxhall Bridge, the Greenwich foot tunnel connects Greenwich on the south bank to…

St Andrews Place

It has probably the closest concentration of Grade I listed buildings by different architects in the whole of London. John Nash, the leading Regency architect and friend of…

Portland Mews, Soho

Entering¬†from D’Arblay Street, the first thing you notice is an old “ghost” sign for R N Cattle & Son Limited. Mr Cattle and his colleagues were woodworkers. The…