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Colonade by the Belvedere in Holland Park

Holland Park the one with a Castle, a wood and Japanese Garden

There are 8 Royal Parks in London but Holland Park isn’t one. When King Henry the VIII seized various parcels of land for his deers, Holland Park was not on the list.  The largest park in South Kensington at 54, looks more like a Royal park but it isn’t, the non-royal Park with a Castle and …

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6th june 1944 D-Day

Out in London The Weekly Blog Roll

D-Day – 6th June 1944, remembering the Allied landings   US President Donald Trump State Visit to the United Kingdom The Americans arrive in London this week, full State visit for the US President, it is also the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings.    RHS 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower SHOW It is that time …

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Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens worlds largest botanical garden   Place: On Now Stories Essentials Description Kew Gardens is a large area of parkland that has one of the largest diverse botanical gardens in the world. Which makes it a top tourist attraction. One of the largest herbariums and extensive library. Famous for its botanical research and education …

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The new Azuma train next to the last king of high speed rail InterCity 125

Welcome London’s newest Azuma Trains

London Mainline Trains and Stations Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope https://youtu.be/eEr28QmeyOU As you review the page you may be mistaken to play spot the difference, many of the trains are based on the Hitachi A-train design. Great Western Railway and it’s new Hitachi Trains The Great Western Railway company operates from London, South West and theWest …

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airstream aluminium trailer front indicators

Airstream travel trailer in London

The Legendary Aluminium Trailer Coming across an Airstream trailer in London Travel Trailers (Caravans) built from the the late 1920’s in California up to 1979 and still going strong from the factory that relocated to Ohio 1952 Previous Next airstream a Brief Introduction! On our usual travels, out and about in London we were on …

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Canary Wharf Cross Rail place futuristic building with roof garden

Tunnel Boring Machines, trains and stations – Cross Rail Elizabethan Line

Tunnel Boring Cross Rail Machine Tunnel boring machines (TBM) were used in pairs to build cross rail tunnels. Mining tradition going back to the 1500s workforce prayed to the patron Saint Barbara of armourers, military engineers, tunnellers, gunsmiths and miners to protect them from dangers. The saint works against thunder and lighting and all accidents …

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100 Liverpool Street Broadgate Mega Complex 4

The Blade Runner looking mega complex as London’s Liverpool Street Station gets an upgrade

A short history of Liverpool Street Station London’s Liverpool Street station opened in 1874 and became within 20 years the largest number of platforms for a London terminus station. The station was built on two main levels, one for underground platforms and trains and on the upper levels by the main metropolitan train stations. More …

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New Bank Station Walbrook entry exit

Walbrook, the new kid on the London Underground block – addition to the Bank Station complex

Walbrook is the latest name to be added to the Underground network in the heart of the city. The new entrance is connected to Bank station, so what does it look like, where does it connect to? We take a look, join us on our tour of the new Bank / Walbrook Station complex.   For …

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Victoria and Albert Museum Friday late night opening revolving entry exit doors

Late Night at the Victoria and Albert Museum V&A, the after Hours Experience and review

Something different to do on Friday night in London? Why not experience a late night at the Victoria & Albert Museum? We went in search of the after-hours experience at the V&A Museum and found some interesting and also unexpected things.. follow our journey   How late does the late night at the V&A museum …

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Ice skating rink Natural History Museum

Ice Skating Rink Natural History Museum winter

The Amazing Backdrop of the London History Museum in Winter you can discover the Ice Skating Ring This seasonal event will be back in October 2019 Ice Skating in London is becoming more popular each year as the capital hosts a respectable collection of sites. In the heart of South Kensington, The Natural History Museum hosts what could be …

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