Friday, 7 February 2020

Hill Street, Mayfair, Central London


Laid out in the eighteenth century, Hill Street is home to numerous listed buildings that have housed dozens of lords and nobles over the past two centuries.

The Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, Central London


Unveiled in 1872, The Albert Memorial commemorates the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 42.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Cycle from Herne Hill to Peckham Rye, South London

Burbage Road, Herne Hill, South London

This 3.5km ride takes you from Herne Hill to Peckham Rye, via Dulwich Village. Cycle down tree-lined Burbage Road, past the grand Edwardian houses, the mural of Elizabethan actor Richard Burbage underneath the railway bridge and the historic velodrome. At the roundabout in bucolic Dulwich Village, take the second exit on to College Road and then turn immediately left into Dulwich Park. Cycle directly across this rather plain park, noting the bizarre elliptical sculptures, and exit through the Court Lane gate. Continue in the same direction, riding up Eynella Road to the traffic lights at the cross-roads with Lordship Lane. Ride straight over on to Barry Road and then take the first right onto Etherow Street, before turning left onto Friern Road, which is lined with compact, but handsome late Victorian terraces. After about  a kilometre of cruising slightly down hill, cross straight over Upland Road, through the cycle cut and you'll soon emerge where Friern Road meets the green expanse of Peckham Rye.