Sunday, 21 June 2020

Dawson's Hill, South East London


Dawson's Hill is a small park with a big view. You can pretty much see the whole London skyline from the sloping lawns where teenagers like to gather with a few beverages on a warm summer evening.  It backs on to a blocky housing estate, which some imaginative commentators have likened to a Tuscan hill town. 

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Brockley View, South East London

The aptly-named Brockley View offers vistas of Canary Wharf, as well as a diverse mix of housing.

Friday, 5 June 2020

Grand Union Walk Housing, Regents Canal, North London

Designed by Grimshaw Architects, the submarine age Grand Union Walk comprises 10 three-bedroom houses, a one-bedroom maisonette and a bedsit, built in 1988.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Hyde Vale, Greenwich, South East London


Part of the West Greenwich Conservation Area, Hyde Vale curves round and down from the Blackheath escarpment to Greenwich.  "Hyde Vale rivals Crooms Hill for its architectural pretensions, with an impressive sequence of eighteenth and nineteenth century villas and town houses," says the conservation appraisal report, which also notes the street has fine examples of granite cobble gutters and single or double kerbs - a distinctive feature of the area.

College Approach, Greenwich, South East London

One of a group of a grade II listed buildings on the car congested College Approach, the Admiral Hardy pub was built in 1836. Like every other pub in England, it is closed during lockdown.