Category Archives: Travel

Posts predominantly travel related.

The forlorn church of St Mary Somerset

When I was out in London last week, I went on a walk of discovery.  As is often the way in London, I ‘discovered’ several places but also got the chance to visit somewhere I knew perfectly well even though … Continue reading

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The Fire Temple of Chak Chak that weeps for its princess.

Earlier this week I was reminded of a wonderfully tragical romantic episode of history when I was attaching the fabulous new BBC 4 show entitled The Art of Persia.  Towards the beginning of the programme they visited a spot that … Continue reading

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My newest tour – Stanmore Circular Private Walking Tour

Finally I have finished putting together my newest tour, Stanmore Circular Private Walking Tour.  It’s all ready available for booking on the Ye Olde England Tours Website and on popular sites such as Viator and Trip Advisor. It’s all entirely … Continue reading

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My new book cover – Secret Gardens of the City of London

I thought today as I’m having a relatively easy day (I hope) to unveil the cover for my forthcoming Secret Gardens of the City of London. This is the Kindle formatted cover which ends up being very similar if not … Continue reading

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Visiting the grave of W.S Gilbert – the very model of a modern Major-General

One of the main things I waned to find on my walk I wrote about on Monday was the grave of W S Gilbert.  I’m used to finding obscure graves amongst hundreds thousands in cemeteries a mile or more in … Continue reading

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The ruined church of St John the Evangelist in Stanmore

With the never ending lock-down being met with never ending warm weather, I decided to go and join up the dots of my new Stanmore tour which I actually worked out dreamt up whilst writing my blog posts on the … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 42 – Necessity is the mother of invention

I started Ye Olde England Tours in 2013.  As far as I know, I was the first person in Britain to do what I do.  In fact I was so pioneering that I was thrown off Viator/Trip Advisor as back … Continue reading

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The 900 year old Swan Upping ceremony is cancelled

It is an historic Royal ceremony that has taken place annually for the last 900 years but the Coronavirus means that for only the second time, this ancient practice of counting the swans on the River Thames has been cancelled … Continue reading

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The Master Oak – The Greatest and Oldest Oak Tree in Middlesex

Following on from my post last week where I visited the old WW2 Pillbox, my walk continued through the Bentley Priory Nature Reserve in NW London. The name Bentley is believed to derive from the Anglo-Saxon word Beonet, which means … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary 34 -Social Distancing in a WW2 Pillbox

I was going to post this in a week or two but with it being VE weekend I thought I’d bring it forward a little.  I took these photos on one of my once in a  blue moon walks, I … Continue reading

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