Travel Report: Regent’s Park, London.

Visit Regent's Park London.

May 2019. It was a grey afternoon in London and the lazy wanderings of the day had taken The Fairy and I to Regent’s Park, one of London’s six royal greens. Dating back to 1649, the park was first used by that old scoundrel Henry the 8th as a spacious hunting ground. It was called […]

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Travel Report: The Tower Bridge Exhibition, London.

Visit Tower Bridge London.

May 2019. Forty years old, born in London and I’d never actually crossed Tower Bridge! What a scandal, but at least one I was finally putting to bed on this grey, chilly morning in the English capital. The Fairy was captivated the moment she saw it and, having also clocked the nearby London Bridge, felt […]

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Travel Report: Thoughts of the day from Tooting Bec Station, London.

Tooting Bec Station London.

May 2019. Whenever I set off on my days of London exploring the journey invariably starts here at Tooting Bec Station, my local underground stop. Situated on the northern line between Balham and Tooting Broadway, the station was designed by legendary London Underground architect Charles Holden and opened its doors in 1926. The station’s location […]

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Travel Report: Tooting Bec Common, London.

Elmbourne Road Tooting Common London.

May 2019. There’s always something comforting about turning the corner onto Elmbourne Road and catching those first green flushes of Tooting Bec Common. After all, the common represents my London home now, for this is where I come to stay when I return to England’s capital from my latest foreign adventures. Not on the common […]

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Travel Report: Loftus Road, London.

Loftus Road Stadium Shepherd's Bush London

December 2008. I think I was about five or six years old when my dad first took me to see Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. We were playing West Ham in a largely uneventful game that finished 0-0. Not the most auspicious start to my QPR journey and yet the place had me completely […]

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Travel Report: Hyde Park, London.

Hyde Park London

September 2015. Every time I come to London I’m always amazed all over again at how green it is. I try to go and visit a different park each year and I’m nowhere near getting through everything. Hyde Park is the city’s obvious biggie at a whopping 145 hectares. Nabbed from The Church by Henry […]

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Travel Report: Hampstead, London.

Hampstead Heath London

April 2017. There are worse things one could do in London on a sunny Sunday afternoon than lying about on Hampstead Heath shooting the shit with an old friend. A sprawling area of open fields, dotted woodlands and rolling meadows; this is yet another London oasis that allows locals and visitors alike to get away […]

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