Sunday, 31 May 2020
Connecting St. Paul's Cathedral and The Tate Modern, the steel Millennium Bridge is both muscular and elegant - and unusually empty during lockdown.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Built in 1930, this Grade II listed statue of General James Wolfe (1727-1759) commemorates his victory against the French at Quebec which secured Canada for the British. Wolfe, whose parents lived in Macartney House on the edge of the park, died in the battle.
Sunday, 24 May 2020
Running down from Dartford in the north to Sevenoaks in the south, the Darent Valley is a bucolic stretch of Kent countryside, which is a pleasure to cycle around (if you don't mind some challenging hills). It is home to several aesthetically-pleasing villages, such as Eynsford and Shoreham, castles and manor houses. The rich history and verdant landscape draw day-trippers, but much of the area remains surprisingly rural and surprisingly peaceful. Although the southern end of the Darent Valley is ringed by motorways, the river itself is home to rare wildlife, such as otter and water vole, according to the Darent Valley Landscape Partnership.
Friday, 22 May 2020
Dating from the 1860s, the Italianate Foreign and Commonwealth Office is one of the most handsome buildings in Whitehall.
Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Tuesday, 19 May 2020
On a sunny May evening, Blythe Hill Fields offers a small, but perfectly-formed picnic venue with commanding views of the empty office blocks of Canary Wharf and the City of London.
Monday, 18 May 2020
Saturday, 16 May 2020
The outer circle of Regent's Park is a magnet for local road cyclists looking to crank up the wattage. A full circuit constitutes a glorious couple of miles of fairly flat road with just one or two traffic lights. On your left is the green space of the royal park and on the right is the fine white neo-classical architecture of the 1820s. In front of you will be a wheel that you can draft.
Friday, 15 May 2020
Saturday, 2 May 2020
Grade I-listed, the curvaceous and ornate Royal Albert Hall opened in 1871. It is famous for hosting the Proms concerts each summer, but is a memorable and atmospheric venue for all kinds of performances, including the Cirque du Soleil.
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