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South Norwood Clock Tower

South Norwood

South Norwood is located within the London Borough of Croydon. South Norwood Country Park is one of the most popular bird watching sites in south London. More open space comes in the form of South Norwood Lake and Grounds. The Lake was originally created as a reservoir for the Croydon canal – which ran between […]

Woolwich royal arsenal gatehouse

Woolwich

Woolwich is perhaps best known for The Royal Arsenal, which has been at the centre of Woolwich life since 1696, when fireworks began to be manufactured there. The Napoleonic and Crimean Wars necessitated expansion, and production peak was reached during World War One, when it employed almost 80,000 people. Now, the historic buildings are being […]

Ilford High Street

Ilford

Ilford in east London was historically a small rural settlement. It expanded significantly with the arrival of the railway in 1839 and became a municipal borough in 1926. Since 1965 it has been part of Greater London. In its centre is an impressive Victorian Town Hall. The main hall was originally the Council Chamber – […]

The Bridge to Eel Pie Island

Twickenham

Twickenham sits in the borough of Richmond. It is, of course, famous for being home to the world’s largest rugby stadium. But it also has a rich history – for example, the historic riverside area is replete with 18th-century buildings and pleasure grounds. It is home to Strawberry Hill House, which was erected as a […]

Tooting Station and Statue

Tooting

Tooting developed during the late Victorian period. It remains a vibrant community, but with exciting things to do and see! Tooting Bec Lido is the largest pool in the UK by surface area. It sits on Tooting Bec Common, between Tooting and Streatham. At 91.5 metres, it is almost twice the length of an Olympic-size […]

Leyton High Road

Leyton

Leyton was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 as having a population of 43. Today, it is over 14,000. It is the home to Leyton Orient FC, who play in the National League, and the Brisbane Road stadium. It also holds Leyton Cricket Ground, and the wooden pavilion building stands as a Grade II […]

Kingston Market Square

Kingston-Upon-Thames

Kingston was first recorded in a Royal Charter in 838. Relics from its history remain – it is home to Clattern Bridge (London’s oldest bridge). It has held a weekly market since the 13thcentury, which is still active today, and seven Saxon Kings are thought to have been crowned here. Eadweard Muybridge, the pioneering photographer, […]

Bournemouth Beach and Pier
Bournemouth Beach © Visit Bournemouth

Bournemouth – Seven miles of award winning golden sandy beaches

Bournemouth is a great place for those who enjoy exploring the outdoors, it has several gardens and walks along the coast to discover. Visitors can also get close to nature by visiting nearby Poole harbour and its islands or visiting the New Forest.

Clacton-on-Sea, is an attractive Victorian sea side resort with some modern ideas.

The resort at Clacton-on-Sea was primarily the vision of Peter Bruff. He was engineer and manager of the Eastern Union Railway and working nearby on the line connecting Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze. He realised that Clacton Beach was the ideal spot for a boat trip from London. Before the mid C19th a few fishermen sailed from […]

Wroxham © bvrw
Wroxham © bvrw

Wroxham, the capital of the broads

Wroxham, the capital of the Norfolk Broads, is really two villages by the beautiful River Bure. There is much for visitors to see and do here. Miniature Worlds is the newest attraction with model railways, Scalextric, and Lego, miniature villages from around the world, and a good deal more. For a fun activity with children […]