Category: England

Look both ways XVII- Reflections on Putney Bridge

Putney Bridge in south west London is best known as the starting point for tha annual Oxford versus Cambridge University Boat Race. The original bridge was opened in 1729 and was only the second crossing of the Thames (after London Bridge). The idea for the bridge allegedly arose after the Fulham ferryman was too drunk to

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London summer fun

Is there any city that is more special than London on a sunny summer’s afternoon? The city that demands its pound of flesh from its workers suddenly forgets to be a hard taskmaster and turns itself towards fun in the sun. Vitamin D deficient Londoners take over the parks and every open air public space

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Bricks and blooms: London gardens in spring

In the week of the Chelsea Flower Show here’s a look at the humble suburban front garden. There’s something of the irresistible force of nature in a London spring. Whereas in winter it’s all brick and bluster, spring’s fecundity of growth and blooms seem to overrun the dreary, built-up up infinity, and the buildings rather

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