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
2 Mile Self guided walk visiting Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, St James Park, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Horseguards and much more
This is a free self guided walk where you can download a map and walking notes from the web. Just search on ‘Jubilee Loop Wak London’ or copy the url’s from the video clip below.
The walk spends a lot of its time in and around St James… Continue reading
In 2010 the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme was introduced to London after the runaway success of a similar scheme in Paris.
The scheme is sponsored by Barclays the bank but regulated by Transport for London as part of the general transport infrastructure of London.
Just like Paris the scheme has been very popular and you see the distinctive bikes all over London.
Its not a traditional cycle hire scheme… 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