This not very well publicised river boat service has been operating for many, many years. Bob can remember going on a school trip on the service from Westminster to Kew in the ‘swinging sixties’ era.
The service runs in the summer months only from April until the end of October.
The thought of arriving at Hampton Court by the river just like the main Kings and Queens who used… Continue reading
The Magna Carta Memorial is at Runnymede about 3 miles south of Windsor Castle. It can easily be visited by public bus from outside Windsor Castle.
The Magna Carta and the area at Runnymede is mainly of interest to (US) Americans, and much of what is of interest relates to the USA in one way another. The memorial that was put up at the spot where King John signed the… Continue reading
Like nearly all journeys using public transport in and around London there is no universal “best” way of getting from A to B.
There is the cheapest, the fastest but seldom an option that wins on all counts.
In the case of getting out to Windsor, perhaps the single most important factor is where you are staying in Central London.
The train from London Paddington to Windsor is probably the… Continue reading
Author: Bob Handford
The Best way To See Stonehenge Independently From London
If you’re not the tour bus type of person and value your independence seeing what you want to see at the pace you want to see it, then Stonehenge Tour Bus is the way to visit Stonehenge without a hire car.
The Stonehenge Tour is run on the hop-on, hop off principle. Starting from Salisbury Rail Station… Continue reading
Salisbury is approximately 80 miles south west of London and an easy day trip from London whether independently or by tour bus. Visitor numbers are swelled through the fact that Salisbury is the nearest major town to Stonehenge. If you visit independently Salisbury will be your gateway town with a Stonehenge bus departing at least hourly. There are fast, frequent trains from London, normally 2 an hour and Salisbury has… Continue reading
Old Sarum is probably somewhere that most visitors to London and England have not heard from. Its located a few miles from the world famous Stonehenge and just up the road from Salisbury Cathedral, one of England’s finest cathedrals. None of the big tour coaches go to Old Sarum, from London just a weekly small group tour run by International Friends visits Old… Continue reading
Stonehenge is the best part of two hours drive west of London and is high on most people’s lists of places to visit if they have time to sight see outside London. Its the number one destination for day tours from London with a choice of many permutations in itinerary leaving every day of the year, even on Christmas Day when Stonehenge is closed. … Continue reading
View Magna Carta, Shakespeare, Mozart/Beatles Original Manuscripts And Much Else Besides
The British Library primarily serves a serious purpose as the national library of the United Kingdom, the world’s largest library in terms of total number of items. The library is a major research library, holding over 150 million items from many countries, in many languages and formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings… Continue reading
Situated on the Embankment - the riverside road that follows the north bank of the River Thames in Central London is Cleopatra’s Needle. Literally thousands walk pass the structure and do not give the monument a seond glance. However, it has a good claim to be one of the most historic monuments in London, being the oldest man made structure in London.
It was made in Egypt in 1460 BC, making it almost… Continue reading