Literature and History in Bloomsbury – The Writers Quarter of London

London Walks

Legendary towns have legendary streets and quarters. I have never lived in New York City, but I know what everybody knows: that Madison Avenue is a by-word for the country’s (and the world’s) advertising industry, that Broadway is the home of live entertainment and that Wall Street is the place from where the gangsters operate (spot the joke). But London, another legendary town, is – to my knowledge – the only

Literature and History in Bloomsbury – The Writers Quarter of London

Five London Parks

Themed Walks in London A visit to London Parks No visit to London feels complete without a trip to one of the capital’s great parks. The Central London parks belong to the city’s greatest tourist attractions – in fact, London is nearly as famous for her green spaces as she is for her furry-hatted guardsmen and the receding chin lines of her royals.

Visitors are spoilt for choice: there are

Five London Parks

London Crime Trail Part 2

Themed London Walks The London Crime Trail Part 2 Welcome back for our London crime trail part 2, a walk through Dark London which mainly concentrates on the deeds of the most notorious London murderer of them all: Jack the Ripper

… who is the undisputed star of London’s Themed Walk industry. For one because the story ticks all the right boxes – bloodshed, mystery and a caricature Victorian London of gaslights, drunks

London Crime Trail Part 2

London Crime Trail Part 1

Themed Walks in London Walking the London Crime Trail Crime is, of course, not unique to London, nor was it invented here, although it may sometimes feel that way. It is certainly true that no other city revels more in it, and no other city would dream of bestowing semi-mythical status to its mass murderers such as Sweeney Todd or Jack the Ripper who are as deeply ingrained in the city’s cultural fabric as its

London Crime Trail Part 1

Go Exploring London on Foot

"House of Parliament London"

Walking London Exploring London on Foot If you want to go exploring London on foot, you must – as a general rule – be selective and concentrate on no more than one area per day. The distances from one part of town to the other are simply too long for even the most determined urban walker.

Still, you’ll be surprised at what you can discover in a mere couple of hours – enough,

Go Exploring London on Foot

Walking Along The Thames

"Enjoying a drink by the Thames"

Walking in London Let’s Go Walking along the Thames

Some of the best walking paths in London can be found along the banks of the river Thames. Whenever you are looking for a particularly easy walk: a two to three hour stroll to help you digest a heavy Sunday lunch or something to do if an afternoon business meeting has been cancelled, my advice: Pick a stretch. Any stretch.

There is

Walking Along The Thames

Ghosts Of London Past

"The Limehouse Basin in London"

Urban Walking – London

 

London is a great city for hikers. For one because there are so many scenic trails and nature reserves near-by – the Ridgeway, the South Downs Way, the New Forest – and for another because they are all so easy and convenient to reach by what is probably the world’s best public transport system. (I know the London urban and suburban rail networks get a lot of stick,

Ghosts Of London Past

Seaside Hiking In Eastbourne

"Foldable chairs to use by the seaside in Eastbourne"

Anyone for Seaside Hiking? There’s a reason why real estate is most expensive in seaside towns. Who doesn’t love to have the beach a few bounds away from one’s front door? And, of course, for seaside hiking.

Short of living there, most people love to take their summer holidays in seaside towns or at least spend a day or two there while holidaying in nearby cities.

Seaside Hiking In Eastbourne

Hiking Through The Garden Of England

"Natalia and Willem"

Guest Post: Easy hiking – UK

 

by Natalia

Kent is often called ‘The Garden of England’. In the country’s South-East, most parts are easily accessible from London by road and rail, and the area is home to a wealth of National Trust and English Heritage properties. It is also an ideal area for walking.

Not only does the excellent Walking Britain page have many detailed suggestions for walks in

Hiking Through The Garden Of England