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Sir Richard Burton’s curious “tent tomb”
Sir Richard Burton’s curious “tent tomb”

Sir Richard Burton’s curious “tent tomb”

In southwest London is a most unusual mausoleum to an unusual man (and his wife), that's in the shape of a Bedouin tent. Oh, and it has a ladder to climb up and peer inside it.

Sep
16
2021
See inside the St. Leonards air raid shelter in East Sheen
See inside the St. Leonards air raid shelter in East Sheen

See inside the St. Leonards air raid shelter in East Sheen

On a side street not far from Mortlake station is a set of 1930s residential flats and in front a curious brick building - the entrance to an underground air-raid shelter.

Sep
15
2021
London’s Alleys: Model Cottages, SW14
London’s Alleys: Model Cottages, SW14

London’s Alleys: Model Cottages, SW14

This is an alleyway in East Sheen that runs down an avenue of delightful 19th-century cottages, the model cottages.

Sep
13
2021