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London’s Alleys: Reston Place, SW7
London’s Alleys: Reston Place, SW7

London’s Alleys: Reston Place, SW7

Walking up Palace Gate road in Kensington, just short of the main Kensington Road you might spy a sign for a Pedestrian Right of Way leading to Kensington Road, and be intrigued.

Dec
06
2021
An unexpected entrance for St Mary Abbots church
An unexpected entrance for St Mary Abbots church

An unexpected entrance for St Mary Abbots church

This large but at a glance seemingly ordinary church in Kensington has a wonderful feature -- a cloister like covered walkway to the entrance.

Sep
02
2021
London’s Public Art: Unfurl by Eilís O’Connell
London’s Public Art: Unfurl by Eilís O’Connell

London’s Public Art: Unfurl by Eilís O’Connell

On a side street in Kensington can be found a large bronze petal slowly unfurling.

Aug
23
2021
London’s Alleys: Canning Passage, W8
London’s Alleys: Canning Passage, W8

London’s Alleys: Canning Passage, W8

This narrow back lane in Kensington looks like a back passage for the houses that back onto it, but in fact, it predates the main roads around it.

Aug
23
2021
The chapel of the Convent of the Assumption
The chapel of the Convent of the Assumption

The chapel of the Convent of the Assumption

In a posh Kensington square, what looks to be a classic Victorian Anglican church is actually a French Catholic convent.

Nov
12
2020
Developer wants to build over the tube tracks in Kensington
Developer wants to build over the tube tracks in Kensington

Developer wants to build over the tube tracks in Kensington

A section of railway in central London could be built over if plans for a major housing development are approved by Kensington and Chelsea Council.

Mar
02
2018
Tube tunnel sized sewer planned for Kensington
Tube tunnel sized sewer planned for Kensington

Tube tunnel sized sewer planned for Kensington

One of London's lost rivers could get a tube-tunnel sized bypass under planned announced by Thames Water.

Jan
02
2015
Changes Announced to London’s only Parliamentary Train Service
Changes Announced to London’s only Parliamentary Train Service

Changes Announced to London’s only Parliamentary Train Service

Regular readers may recall my rather fun little trip earlier this year on the

Oct
31
2011
Taking a Private Trip in London’s Parliamentary Train Service
Taking a Private Trip in London’s Parliamentary Train Service

Taking a Private Trip in London’s Parliamentary Train Service

A mysterious train runs between North and South London during the week, direct between two stations that shouldn't be possible to travel between. Once in the morning, and once in the afternoon - and never at weekends.

Jun
24
2011

One hundred and fourty years of London Underground complaints

I have a small (and slowly growing) collection of old issues of the wondrous Illustrated London News. I originally started collecting them as sources for research, but I actually find they are quite wonderful to read (although sometimes I think

Feb
27
2008