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Woolwich by Ferry

If you are looking for something to do in London that costs nowt you could worse than cross the Thames on the Woolwich Ferry. First some expectation management….

Woolwich by 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…

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 Bull’s Head, Strand On The Green

A stout and well established riverside pub in Strand-On-The-Green, the Bull’s Head looks uncompromisingly across the water to its more prosperous neighbours in Kew. The Kew Railway Bridge…

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…

Canals were the future once, too

When a young David Cameron first faced veteran Tony Blair as Leader of the Opposition at Prime Minister’s Question Time in 2005, he famously scored a withering put…

On the waterfront

There are parts of London that have been ravaged beyond despair by the Luftwaffe working in tandem with post-war developers and Lower Thames Street is one of them….

A fine walk interrupted by beer: in search of London Pubs

Start: Limehouse          Finish: Canary Wharf Coming out of Limehouse station’s Branch Road exit there is a path down to the Limehouse Basin which is…

Sailing at Shadwell basin

I don’t know this neck of the woods very well. Turning east  out of Wapping Station I was surprised to come across this lovely sight while crossing the…

Slow train coming

The DLR train came to a momentary holt as it passed across Canary Wharf so that the passengers could admire the City of London; the Gherkin, Cheese Grater…