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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, […]

Penkridge in Staffordshire has a wealth of heritage

Penkridge in Staffordshire is an old market town which had a collegiate church. The Domesday Book 1086 notes the town’s economy as agricultural and it had a watermill. The town has a wealth of Listed buildings and several timber-framed buildings. Parish Church Penkridge There has been a church on the site of St Michael and […]

Teignmouth Harbour

Teignmouth, for traditional seaside entertainments in beautiful Devon countryside

Teignmouth in Devon sits on the mouth of the Teign estuary about 14 miles from Exeter. Some of the town is a conservation area and has a wealth of Georgian buildings. The Grade II Listed Church of St Michael dates from the 1821, but retains its Norman entrance. The five-stage west tower, in Early English […]

The four step Market Cross

Surrounded by beautiful North Dorset countryside, Sturminster Newton lies in the heart of Blackmore Vale.

The town’s name reflects two features of the town: the River Stour, and the Minster. The town, which dates from before the Domesday Book, grew as a market for local agricultural products, especially dairy products. Henry III granted the town a charter for a market in 1219. The market, which closed in 1998 was once […]