London History Explored
Unmissable mechanical sound of RT and RF buses through the streets of Barking RT80 anniversary
Theories abound to the meaning behind the words in the nursery rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’. You can hear the bells of the Church of St
Queen Victoria had a unique connection to Halloween, the legends, folklore, and customs. We take a look at the Halloween connection with the former Monarch, Queen
Gunnersbury Park in West London, with a Rothschild Mansion at his heart, has an incredible historical back story that stretches back almost 1,000 years. The
Taken from a film Camera in 1997, In memory to Princess Diana. The hazy muted postcard type pictures are because they are prints. Taken at
The declaration of war on Germany in 1939 was a pivotal moment in history for Great Britain, it seems it was to be the countries
Dated events from History
1952 The Last tram journey in London arrived at New Cross Depot in South East
1954 BBC Launches daily TV News Which theme tune of the news do you most
American Independence, expatriates in London mark this occasion, fireworks attending celebrations. At Home England was
1928 John Logie Baird demonstrates in London the first colour television transmission. 57 yrs
"The parks be the lungs of London.”
Trees cover just over 20% of London’s land mass, accounting for an impressive 8.4 million trees, from urban woodlands to parks and gardens.
Just to be sure the counting is up to par, high resolution aerial photography is used to build a detailed map of the London area, that enables pinpoint accuracy in the counting of trees and their precise locations.
The city authorities have plans to increase tree cover by 10% over the next 30 years.
- Street Trees
- Community Gardens
Royalty and Aristocracy
We can define a Botanical garden as a place that grows plants for scientific study, open to the public with proper documentation of the collections including wild origin. London is blessed with Kew Gardens, which looks after the world’s biggest botanical collections, opening its doors to the public in 1759. Kew has developed into a collecting museum, herbarium, scientific institute, library, teaching school and much more.
London's Hidden City Gardens
Take a peek inside our Wonderworld
Hidden behind walls, London's Secret Garden's offer a unique space of peace and tranquility.