A walk in Bethnal Green & Open Garden Squares Weekend

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Take a walk of 2.8 miles from Bethnal Green underground station and find taking in artistic creativity, personal endeavour, and food production during Open Garden Squares Weekend. Walk through Museum Gardens to Lubetkin’s modernist Cranbrook Estate and the Cranbook Estate Community Food Garden. Look out for Elizabeth … Continued

Docklands Gardens north of the Thames, Open Garden Squares Weekend

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London’s Open Garden Squares Weekend is this weekend, 9 and 10 June, and I have been visiting some of the gardens which will be open. If you are in London, or within reasonable travelling distance of London do visit – … Continued


It is hard to believe another year has ended. For the first time I am looking back over my travels, thinking about what was achieved, what I hoped to do and what I didn’t complete.

The Ravensbourne River no.4, Bromley South Station to Caesar’s Well

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Finally, the time to walk the last section of the Ravensbourne River! The BBC Weather promised a fine day and we set off from the bus stop outside Bromley South Station. I couldn’t find a map on the internet and we … Continued

The Royal Doulton Factory in Lambeth

The Royal Doulton Factory building in Lambeth is startling. Now known as Southbank House the building dates from 1876-78, designed by Robert Stark Wilkinson.  The tympanum depicts a seated Henry Doulton showing off his wares to potential buyers, with his two leading artists … Continued

Lambeth Palace, Bradshaw’s Hand Book, no.102

‘From Bethlehem Hospital the road leads direct through Church Street to old Lambeth Church and Palace. To the left are some narrow streets, now traversed by the viaduct of the South Western Railway, and worth looking at as vestiges of the old … Continued

Southwark Park

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Southwark Park opened in 1869, designed by Alexander MacKenzie and covering 63 acres. Previous to this the land was in the Manor of Rotherhithe, owned by the Lord of the Manor, Sir William Gomm, and used for farming. I visited on … Continued

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