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Victoria Coach Station Vintage Gathering

On 24th September 2022, London’s Victoria Coach Station hosted a gathering of vintage coaches, all lovingly preserved in working order by a band of dedicated enthusiasts. The gathering, organised by Thames Valley & Great...

Superbloom in Autumn

As Autumn comes, the flowers of the Superbloom meadow in the Tower of London’s moat are starting to die off. But there is still colour to be found.

Sailing Vessel Tenacious

Tenacious, owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, is purpose built to enable people of all abilities to take an active part in sailing the ship.

Trinity House

Trinity House, on Tower Hill, is home to the Corporation of Trinity House. Amongst other things, they have controlled the lighthouses, licensed ship’s pilots and maintained navigation marks in England since 1514. They are...

Colne Thames Barge Match (Race) 2022

There are quite a few traditional River Thames Barges preserved in sailing condition, quite a few of which take part in a series of races, called matches, with the last one of the season...

Markfield Beam Engine

Markfield Park is a green oasis in Tottenham bordering the River Lea which has a stinky past, a brown stinky past. The park started off life as filter beds for Tottenham’s sewage where the...

Caledonian Park Clock Tower

Today, Smithfield meat market in the City of London is a quietly efficient meat market in the heart of the City but, until the mid-1800s, it also handled live animals. Live animals making lots...

Götheborg of Sweden Sailing Ship Visits London

Thousands of people watched the replica of the 17th century Götheborg of Sweden, the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, make a grand entrance into the Pool of London (between Tower Bridge and London...