Category Archives: Travel

Posts predominantly travel related.

Walking The Ridgeway, one of the oldest roads in the world

On Saturday I had my first and likely only real day out all year went to Oxfordshire to visit various ancient and picturesque sites.  One of the places I was looking forward to travelling on was the Ridgeway which is … Continue reading

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Visiting WW1 trenches in the heart of England

As someone with a keen interest in WW1 or The Great War, I’ve written before on my visits to the Western Front in France and Belgium. Not many people know that there are still trenches in England and conveniently only … Continue reading

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My new book is out – Secret Gardens of the City of London

After a year of solid work my new book has just been released in Paperback, Kindle Apple iBook formats.   So what’s it all about? Secret Gardens of the City of London is based on my unique, popular and generally … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 66 – I have an actual tour today!

Today is a very special day, I have my first proper tour since February albeit it at 50% off and possibly the only one of this year.  Two people from the Lake District are staying in London for a few … Continue reading

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The famous London Underground Rush Hour Like Never Before – A Deserted Westminster

On thursday last week I had reason to go into London as I was practicing one of the new tours I have been working on. For the first time since I moved house in January, I got the tube direct … Continue reading

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See me in action…. a 1 hour free video tour around St Pauls – Smithfields, London!

Well everything well yesterday or as well as possible considering the incessant heat, lack of sleep and in my case food lol.  Much of Britain but particularly London is currently being roasted.  Last night it was 26 degrees outside at … Continue reading

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Catch my first ever virtual tour at 4pm London time today (oh and I’m on the BBC again, Radio 5 1.20pm)

Following on from all sorts of big events last week, I’ve been invited by a local history society to do my first 1 hour virtual tour today at 4pm London time. It will be someone filming a streaming video on … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 62 – I love it when a plan comes together!

Some of you may remember that in the first days when everyone lock-down, I took the opportunity to go outside having already been shielding for a month or so.   I went off to fully explore my new neighbourhood and … Continue reading

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The (Deserted) Mews of Mayfair

One of the things I like about London are what are known as Mews.  In the 18th and 19th centuries London housing for wealthy people generally consisted of streets of large terraced houses with stables at the back, which opened … Continue reading

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There’s something about Persian door-knockers!

One of the things I like about travel is encountering different ideas and customs.  I really like noticing the differences.  Even in the U.K. there are huge variations in buildings, landscapes, foods, accents and even customs.  Whilst others delight in … Continue reading

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