London History Explored

Unmissable mechanical sound of RT and RF buses through the streets of Barking RT80 anniversary

Dated events from History

6th July

1952 The Last tram journey in London arrived at New Cross Depot in South East

5th July

1954 BBC Launches daily TV News Which theme tune of the news do you most

4th July

American Independence, expatriates in London mark this occasion, fireworks attending celebrations. At Home England was

3rd July

  1928 John Logie Baird demonstrates in London the first colour television transmission. 57 yrs

LONDON'S

Long History

Charles Dickens

"The parks be the lungs of London.”

London off-grid

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
  • Woodlands

 

  

Victorian London

Holland Park a perfect and happy Space, with woodland, Opera, House and Gardens

1000 years of Gunnersbury Park, woods, grass, Large House and Potomac Lake
Gunylda
Niece of King Canute

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.

“I'm leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it's not raining."
Groucho Marx
“Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
“It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed.”
King George VI