It was whilst we were on our way to Eltham Palace & Gardens, an English Heritage property about a 45 minute walk from where I live in South East London, that I began to have the feeling we were being watched. (more…)
So it turns out I live just around the corner from where one of my favourite Victorian novelists penned her work in South East London. Follow me, as I explore the secret walk that has been named after her most famous children’s novel in tribute to her residence and discover one of London’s most gorgeous unknown nature reserves.
It was on a rainy day in Spring – just Spring – 1st March to be exact – when I turned my heels to the cobbled streets and winding alleyways of Hampstead. (more…)
There is a lot I could tell you about the history of this place, most of it probably from Wikipedia because I’d had a couple of glasses of mulled wine by the time I finished the day and soooome (most) of it has kind of receded into the bleariness of lovely memories. But I think the pictures definitely speak for themselves… (more…)
London’s Docklands. They have always seemed to me the eeriest of places – so still and secretive in a way, and steeped in history that is at turns violent, bloody, and cruel in its happenings – to people and animals alike. (more…)
When I stepped into this garden centre in East London, just down the road from Cambridge Heath Station, it was like a breath of fresh air… literally – all the London smog and bits that fly in the air out on the main road were replaced by air that was cool, clean and sweet-smelling. All of this greenery in a completely unimposing warehouse building on Cambridge Heath Road. Step inside to have a look around!