Category Archives: London

Posts predominantly related to London

Up close and personal with the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales

One of my childhood memories is of the Royal Wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. It was in the school summer holidays and even at the age of 7 and living nowhere near London, it was impossible to … Continue reading

Posted in Cool Britannia, history, Life, London, Travel, Ye Olde England Tours | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Visiting the statue of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Thursday the 1st July 2021, would have been the 60th birthday of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. To commemorate the occasion, Diana’s sons, the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, came together to unveil a special memorial statue of their mother in … Continue reading

Posted in Cool Britannia, history, Life, London, Travel, Ye Olde England Tours | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Visiting the statue of Noor Inayat Khan in Bloomsbury, London

When I was in London a few weeks ago, I realised I had 20 minutes or so to spend before my engagement so decided to pop along to Gordon Square Gardens, a place a I know very well, to visit … Continue reading

Posted in history, London, WW2, Ye Olde England Tours | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Noor Inayat Khan – Born an Indian Princess, Lived a French writer, Died a British Spy

Every now and then I like to post on great but often overlooked female figures in history. Over the 9 years I have been blogging just some of the notable women I have written about include Khutulun – The Mongolian … Continue reading

Posted in history, London, WW2 | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Exploring the private gardens of Buckingham Palace

It was with something of a sense of awe and excitement that I entered the Buckingham Palace estate through the mews and stables and then as the trees and bushes opened up, the expanse of the lawn appeared and beyond … Continue reading

Posted in Life, London, Travel, Ye Olde England Tours | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

The private gardens of Buckingham Palace

Ever since the fire at Windsor Castle in 1992, the state rooms at Buckingham Palace have been open to visitors each summer but due to the continuing Covid epidemic they are understandably shut again this year. As a way to … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, history, Life, London, Travel | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Excluded Unity marching on Parliament and remembering the suicides caused by the government towards the 3 million Excluded community

Anyone who reads my blog knows that for the last 18 months, I’ve gone the entire pandemic with absolutely zero support. I’ve been on national and international TV, radio, newspapers. Been debated in Parliament and written a best-selling book and … Continue reading

Posted in Life, London, News, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A swan-song moment of glory for Tilbury Fortress

I thought I would finish my little run of Tilbury Fort related posts but recalling its last great moments and some might say greatest of all, the night it shot down a Zeppelin in WW1. The Zeppelin was invented by … Continue reading

Posted in history, London, writing, WW1 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A little bit of the Assyrian Empire from ancient Babylon in a London garden

I don’t know about you but I’m the sort of person who always likes to go off exploring. If I see an open door or gate then I have to take a peek inside. I’ve seen some fascinating places by … Continue reading

Posted in history, Life, London, Religion and Faith, Travel, Ye Olde England Tours | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Cricket FairPlay and sportsmanship were hit for SIX at Tilbury Fortress

My last post was all about my recent visit to Tilbury Fortress on the northern bank of the River Thames. Despite its massive size and strength or maybe because of it, no-one was ever killed in action here and yet … Continue reading

Posted in Funny & Humour, history, Life, London | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment