The 2024 King’s Army of the English Civil War Society March and Commemoration of the Horrible Murder of King Charles I in 1649.
Dr Johnson wrote the first dictionary after others had attempted the task. The dictionary he produced was the most scholarly.
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Geometric Staircase is an engineering marvel within an architectural landmark.
Under the London Canal Museum there are two ice wells. They were used to store ice before refrigeration was invented. Open once a year.
Opened in 1863, St Peter’s on Clerkenwell Road has since the 1880s held an annual Procession in Honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
New for 2023, City Wall at Vine Street is free to visit displaying a part of London’s Roman Wall and the archaeological finds made on site.
Today, the pull of Stonehenge is as strong as ever drawing people to the Wiltshire countryside for the Summer Solstice.
St. Thomas’ Hospital’s Doulton tile collection, commissioned for the Evelina Children’s Hospital, painted with nursery rhymes & fairy tales.
Cheese Rolling has been held since time immemorial at Coopers Hill. Twenty competitors race down the hill to win the cheese.
Sir John Soane’s museum is chock full of architectural treasures. After careful renovation, The Drawing Office can be visited on booked tours.
Just North of Saint Pancras railway station is a railway water tower which was moved as part of the Eurostar redevelopment.
The roof and ceilings of Westminster Abbey are just as impressive and beautiful as anything seen at ground level.
To mark the Coronation of King Charles II, London buildings were specially lit in red, white and blue for the Coronation weekend.
In near constant rain, crowds of spectators lined the processional route of King Charles III’s Coronation to watch the parade pass by.
A visit to the roof and tower of St Mary’s Church at Harrow-on-the-Hill to admire the London views on one of their occasional open days.
The Old Bailey, located in the City of London on the site of Newgate prison has hosted many famous criminal trials in its history.
Tower Bridge looks different at every sunset, these pictures show some of the kaleidoscope of colours seen over the years.
Rochester has a wealth of World War Two history, with a lot under your feet including the Short Brothers factory tunnels.
RAF Biggin Hill Memorial “The Strongest Link” featuring a pilot looking to the sky. It was unveiled in 2022.
The RAF Memorial Chapel has twelve stained glass windows in the main chapel remembering the Battle of Britain.
The Metropolitan Police Marine Policing Unit traces its lineage back to 1798 which gives them more than for their own private museum.
A corrugated iron church that contains a ship and a cathedral. Far older than you think and with a completely unexpected interior.
A visit to the RAF Memorial Chapel at the former RAF Biggin Hill and then the Spitfire Factory to see the aircraft up close.
The many visitors to St. Paul’s cathedral marvel at the dome, most climb to the top, but far fewer visit the less well known Triforium.
At almost 1,000 years old, the 1067 William Charter is the oldest document held in the City of London archives.
St James’ Church Bermondsey, was built by the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches and consecrated in 1829.
Somerset House traces its history back hundreds of years. Having been home to Navy, records and tax offices, it is now an arts venue.
Home to a huge number of exhibits explaining the history of London’s water supply. The two beam engines are big, very big.
St. Eval Church, just like thousands of parish churches found across the UK, serves the local community and is steeped in their history.
The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, South East London, is now playing host to Luke Jerram’s “Museum of the Moon”.
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...
360 virtual tours of St. Augustin’s Tower in Hackney whose roof you reach by climbing a narrow spiral staircase.
2022 Remembrance Sunday observation at two of Bermondsey’s war memorials.
Southwark Cathedral photographed by flickering candlelight.
St. Paul’s cathedral has been photographed from every possible angle, but some are less photographed than others.
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...
A tour around London Underground’s Shepherd’s Bush station’s disused, and reused, tunnels and shafts.
Luke Jerram’s Gaia, a huge representation of the Earth measuring seven metres in diameter, is being displayed at Southwark Cathedral in October 2022. By Day By Night Scale Gaia completely filled the nave of...
The historic windmill at Shirley in Croydon.
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...
The reading, in the City of London, of the Royal Proclamation confirmed Charles III as King on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
As Autumn came, 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.
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 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...
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...
The flower meadow, new for 2022, in the Tower of London’s moat ,had a different feel to it when seen at dusk with the lighting.
The Kingsway Tram Tunnel was used until the end of London’s trams in 1952, carrying trams down to the Embankment to serve the South.
On a glorious summer’s day at the Tower of London, the Superbloom tapestry of flowers continue to weave themselves into the most magnificently coloured meadow, creating a new natural habit for wildlife.
The flowers of Superbloom in the Tower of London’s moat, started to appear transforming plain grass into a carpet of colour.
Fireman’s corner is a part of Highgate East Cemetery in North London, which remembers Firefighters who died on duty.