Modernist Architecture in London – Part 1

Themed Walks in London A walk through Skyscraper National Park: the world’s most exciting collection of modern architectural masterpieces There are many good reasons to visit London: for its world-class theatres, its magnificent pubs, or to pay a visit to the Queen. Here is another one: the town’s unique collection of modern architecture.

This has not always been so. Until fairly recently, say the mid 1980s, there were not a

Modernist Architecture in London – Part 1

The Odd One Out Among London Parks

London Parks: Hampstead Heath: bigger, wilder, gayer than the rest – and it’s got a major Rembrandt, too. One of the many things for which London is rightfully famous is its large number of parks such as Regent’s Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park, all shading into one another at times but nevertheless preserving their own unique character – even though it may take more than a single visit to identify and appreciate the

The Odd One Out Among London Parks

Themed London Walks: Swinging London – Part 1

British Parliament seen from Trafalgar Square in London

Themed London Walks Take a Walk in Swinging London – Part 1 In the first of our themed London walks, we are going to take a tour of Swinging London, visiting the places where its famous inhabitants once worked or played or both. (One reason why London was so “swinging” is that the lines between the two were not always clearly drawn.) We will take in iconic clubs and bars, places where pop music history

Themed London Walks: Swinging London – Part 1

A Walk in the People’s Forest

people's forest in epping

Walks near London Power to the People’s Forest

We will spend the next couple of weeks in London where we will do some urban walking as well as some “proper” hiking, too, starting today by exploring the biggest public outdoor space in the British capital.

Any idea what that might be? Hands up everybody who said Hyde Park. Don’t worry, I would have said so too, and I lived in London

A Walk in the People’s Forest