High Lines 5. Parkland Walk

This is one in a series of posts about possible High Lines for London. Look out for the next one tomorrow. The Parkland Walk is possibly the closest thing that London has to a High Line, right now. It’s on a disused railway line (including platforms at one point), it has some short elevated sections,… Continue reading High Lines 5. Parkland Walk

High Lines 2. The Greenway

This is one in a series of posts about possible High Lines for London. Look out for the next one tomorrow. The Greenway is an existing “High Line” in east London, however it does not follow the route of an abandoned railway line, rather it runs along the top of the Northern Outflow Sewer, one… Continue reading High Lines 2. The Greenway

High Lines in London

London has been looking for its High Line, the elevated abandoned railway line in inner-city New York City (above) that has become a pleasant linear park, huge tourist attraction (I made a specific point of visiting on my recent trip) and regeneration stimulus in a brick-warehouses-and-cyclists part of Manhattan. Gliding peacefully above the busy traffic,… Continue reading High Lines in London

Book Review: The Capital Ring

The Capital Ring, by Colin Saunders, is an guide to walking the eponymous route, a 78 mile circular walk around inner London (generally Zones 3-4), one of London’s official long-distance walking trails. The book, a new (2014) edition, is presented in an attractive, compact format with rounded corners, so ideal for chucking in a bag… Continue reading Book Review: The Capital Ring

Zone 3 Orbital

London’s travel zones dictate how much your journey will cost, but their radial nature forms an interesting geography for London in general. While zones actually only apply to stations and not the space between them (the official tube map distorts distance, and you won’t see an official geographical map with zones on it), you can… Continue reading Zone 3 Orbital