KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur – Central Market, Market Square and KL Tower

0 It’s in 1857 when the first tin mine is established in Kuala Lumpur. 87 Chinese miners arrive at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang river. They set off […]

Southend-On-Sea - A British Seaside Resort

The Thames Estuary – Southend-On-Sea

0 “The pier is Southend, and Southend is the pier”, said John Betjeman. Indeed, the pier at Southend is the longest pleasure pier in the world. And an object of […]

The Wandle – Wandsworth to Colliers Wood

Part One of The #WandleValley Walk is full of surprises. As urban as it is, I still find nature reserves, parks, confluences, herons, horses, weirs and even Vikings. And a fast flowing, clean river tq 2 @wandlevalley #londonsrivers #wandsworth

Hughenden Manor, The Home of Benjamin Disraeli

0 Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of Benjamin “Dizzy” Disraeli. It goes by unnoticed these days. But his house and gardens, which sit in the gorgeous Chiltern […]

The Thames Estuary – Thorpe Bay To Southchurch and Prittlewell

0 Not many have heard of Prittlewell. Unless one is a Southend United fan (the grounds are in Prittlewell), or if one lived in the medieval priory here when it […]

The Green Chain Walk – Mottingham to Eltham via a Palace

0 The first royal born at Eltham Palace in 1316 is John of Eltham, the second son of Edward II and Queen Isabella. From then, and until the Tudor Henry […]

The Thames Estuary – Leigh On Sea and Hadleigh Castle

0 When word arrives that Princess Beatrice and Ralph de Binley are in the village of [1] Leigh waiting to sail to France, the guards at [2] Hadleigh Castle are […]

The Thames Estuary – Shoeburyness to Thorpe Bay

0 I’m on the aptly named coast to coast train service, heading east out of London in the direction of France. Within an hour, the train runs out of land. […]

Belgravia – Cubitt’s Squares

From a dangerous swamp in the Middle Ages, #Belgravia gets handed over to the #Grosvenors as part of a marriage dowry. Part Two wanders amongst the grand white stuccos and the story of #ThomasCubitt and his wonderful #Belgravia #squares.

Winchester – Bishops In A City of Flowers

0 The bishops of medieval Winchester are influential, powerful and rich. They own stretches of land from Somerset to London, including around 60 manors. To put it into perspective, the […]