Historic Places

Brixton Windmill

A few hundred metres from the bustle of Brixton, is a rural scene; a 200 year old windmill from which you can buy freshly ground flour.

Somerset House

Somerset House traces its history back hundreds of years. Having been home to Navy, records and tax offices, it is now an arts venue.

The Fan Museum, Greenwich

London has some pretty specialised museums. There’s a bread board museum, a sewing machine museum and The Fan Museum in Greenwich which has an exquisite collection of fans . The museum’s home is a...

Bromley-by-Bow Gasworks

Gas was produced at Bromley-by-Bow in East London from 1873 until the 1970s, after which it was used only to store gas. The gas holders were decommissioned in 2010 meaning it is now ripe...

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...

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...