Welcome to London

Do we get welcomed to Greater London at any of the capital’s boundary point crossings? The City of London has its dragons guarding most entrances, but the larger city area doesn’t really have such obvious symbols. Do we have any welcome signs? Do they welcome to you London or just to the borough you are… Continue reading Welcome to London

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Camley Street Future Development

The Camden High Line makes a small appearance in the Camley Street Neighbourhood Plan published by Camden Council in July 2019. The eastern entrance to the High Line is on the northern end of Camley Street itself: The Camden High Line was suggested by blogger Oliver O’Brien in 2015 and is being actively pursued by… Continue reading Camley Street Future Development

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London’s Most Easterly Point

…is, roughly, at the small bush in the middle of this photo, on the corner of a field, around 100m south of Fen Lane. It’s a very rural spot – certainly far, in terms of distance and feeling, from the centre of the capital. It’s also part of the only significant area of London than… Continue reading London’s Most Easterly Point

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Reopening of the Painted Hall in Maritime Greenwich

This Saturday, the 300-year-old Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, reopens to the public, after a two-year, £8.5 million restoration. To help preserve the painted walls and ceiling, the old entrance has been permanently closed, and visitors now enter through the undercroft, which was previously a private dining hall for the… Continue reading Reopening of the Painted Hall in Maritime Greenwich

Crossrail Preview – Whitechapel

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Crossrail, who are building the Elizabeth line railway across London that is due to open this December, held “sneak preview” open days recently at two of their stations – Whitechapel in east London, and Tottenham Court Road in the centre of the city. The previews were self-guided tours of part of the new sections of… Continue reading Crossrail Preview – Whitechapel

London Borough Challenge

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Is it possible to visit all 32 London boroughs (& the City of London) in a day? How quickly can you do it? The “London Borough Challenge” has been on my to-do list for a while, and I finally got around to tackling the challenge on Saturday. For my first attempt, and so possibly the… Continue reading London Borough Challenge

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You Take The High Road…

Just a quick update on High Lines and other lines: The Camden Highline has smashed its crowdfunding round, which aimed to fund a formal feasibility study and architectural plans for the project, along with creating a community organisation to govern the project. The target was substantially beating due to a late, large donation from Camden… Continue reading You Take The High Road…

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