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A golden moment

Sometimes you are in the right spot at the right time. On the last Friday evening before the clocks were turned back I found my self approaching St…

Not just the resting place of an assassinated Prime Minister, but also of a man mistaken for one and assassinated as well. St Luke’s Charlton.

Two very unlucky men lie at rest in this church at the top of Charlton’s hill. Spencer Perceval is the only British Prime Minister to have been murdered….

St Nicholas Deptford

Ian Nairn called this “a chubby brick church of 1697, blitzed in the war” in his classic book Nairn’s London. He was  referring to the main bulk of…

Cross bones and Winchester Geese

Have you ever had a visitation from a medieval goose? John Constable has and the goose told him about a nearby unkept graveyard in Redcross Way, Southwark that…

Temple Tudor (and other period buildings)

It’s another wonderful, secluded London sanctuary hidden in plain sight from the busy streets that surround it, including Fleet Street and the Embankment. And it’s also another piece of…

A walk around Greenwich with a camera

Some photos from a wet Saturday afternoon in the Borough of Greenwich. The featured photo is of the Painted Hall Project where the painted ceiling of the Old…

Puma Court

Puma Court takes you from the frenetic energy of Commercial Street to the calm stature of the eighteenth century houses in Wilkes Street and beyond. On the left…

When an old cricketer leaves the crease

As a very small boy, I apparently mistook a cemetery, with its white gravestones standing to attention in the green grass of the graveyard, for a cricket match….

Rotherhithe village

I love arriving in Rotherhithe. It feels a little isolated from the rest of London. Its history has been outward looking, towards the oceans and beyond. Adventures began…

St Dunstans In the East

St Dunstan’s survived the Great Fire but took a bomb during the Blitz and not much of it remains except for the tower that was designed by Christopher…