Tag Archives: Greater London

Woolwich

[amazon_link asins=’1445615991,1508775842,B000XRPKLY,B0183PGNZO,0750908947,0862996244′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’waves-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’a5f47bfa-c897-11e8-978c-3df3a7cbb211′] Woolwich (/ˈwʊlɪtʃ, –ɪdʒ/) is a district of south-east London, England, within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Originally a town in Kent, it has been part of the London metropolitan area since the 19th century. In 1965, most of the former Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich became part of Greenwich Borough, […]

Edgware

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Edgware” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Edgware (/ˈɛdʒwɛər/) is a district of northern Greater London, in the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is centred 9.5 miles (15.3 km) north-northwest of Charing Cross and has its own commercial centre. Edgware has a generally suburban character, typical of the rural-urban fringe. It […]

Kingston upon Thames

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”True” show_border=”False” keywords=”kingston, thames” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Kingston upon Thames, also known as Kingston, is the principal settlement of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in southwest London. It was the ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned. Kingston is situated 10 miles (16.1 km) southwest of Charing […]

Kensington & Chelsea

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Kensington” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) is an inner London borough with royal status. It is the smallest borough in London and the second smallest district in England; and it is one of the most densely populated in the United Kingdom. […]

National History Museum

Historic building in Kensington. 1873-81. Alfred Waterhouse. Buff and grey terracotta, pitched slated roof. Twenty seven bays, three and a half to four storeys. Centrepiece of three bays, set forward with two spired towers on either side of entrance. Two end bays to each side topped with octagonal towers with steep pavilion roofs. It is […]

Camden

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”True” show_border=”False” keywords=”camden” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Camden Town is named after Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden. His earldom was styled after his estate, Camden Place near Chislehurst in Kent (now in the London Borough of Bromley), formerly owned by historian William Camden. The name, which appears on the Ordnance […]

Hampton Court Palace

Listed royal palace. Walls of brick, with freestone dressings. Roofs covered with lead, tiles and slates. Begun by Cardinal Wolsey, in 1514,  much of whose work survives particularly the ranges around the Base Court, the Clock Court and the Kitchen Court. King Henry VIII made extensive alterations between 1529-40, including the rebuilding of the Great […]

Southwark

Southwark (/ˈsʌðərk/ SUDH-ərk, Br [ˈsʌðɨk]) is a district of Central London, England, and part of the London Borough of Southwark. Situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Charing Cross, it forms one of the oldest parts of London and fronts the River Thames to the north. Southwark is home to Southwark Cathedral. Southwark historically formed an […]

Bolton

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”bolton manchester” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Bolton (ˈboʊltən) is a town in Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. Close to the West Pennine Moors, it is 10 miles (16 km) north west of the city of Manchester. Bolton is surrounded by several smaller towns and villages which […]

Brentford

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Brentford -rankin” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Brentford is a suburban town in west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It is located at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent, 8 miles (13 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross. Its former ceremonial county […]