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
A rather under publicised boat trip on the River Thames is the Lucy Fisher African Paddle Boat at Runnymede. Runnymede is especially attractive to people from the USA with a lot if US orientated items of interest notably the Magna Carta memorial.
Just by the National Trust Car Park and opposite the Tea Room is a small drive that leads about 50 yards down to the River Thames and a… 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
This short clip shows one of the major icons of London, Big Ben as it strikes 12. Big Ben’s big moment is on New Year Eve where the chimes at midnight are the cue for the traditional firework display to bring in the new year in style. For the British the chimes are used as the introduction to the main TV news programmes with the newcaster reading out the headlines… Continue reading