Roughly a 2.5 mile walk from Banbury town centre can be found an Elizabethan manor house which has been owned by the same family for around 650 years.
Through a locked gate, down a road past more locked gates, and here on the edges of London is a grand building which played a very secretive role during WW2.
The bookings pages apparently open tomorrow (Thur 18th Aug) for next month's annual Open House Weekend.
A series of events in the city to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London will culminate in a 120 metre long panorama of the ancient city being set alight while floating on the Thames.
The Barbican library has put on a display of "zines", those self-printed pamphlet style magazines that marked a certain sub-culture which still needed to promote and communicate.
Three lovely places to visit should you fancy a visit to the small town of Bushey
It's difficult to imagine, but one of the best views of London, and a wonderful park to walk through are but a few minutes from the Jubilee line.
A long cavernous space within the Science Museum has been filled with over 160 retro computer games, from the earliest Pong to fairly recent 3D virtual reality headsets.
The weekend before London Open House Weekend, the rest of the UK does exactly the same thing, with a couple of thousand venues open to visit as part of Heritage Open Days.
A sixth of London's population made homeless, emergency camps erected in the fields, proclamations offering assistance to the destitute.
A new tube map has been released showing of the London Underground's art installations, and this coming Sunday, there is a chance to tour of some of those artworks.
The month long Thames oriented festival has published the details of what it is putting on this year.
For two hundred years, you've been a grand stately building in a prime part of London, but just recently, holes have been knocked in your backside, and lots of modern art scattered around your grand rooms.
As Crossrail turns from building site into polished end product, a new exhibition showing off the design of the future Elizabeth line stations has opened at London Transport Museum.
Next Wednesday is a chance to watch a radio-active dinosaur terrorise the English coast and head up the Thames to rampage through London.
|The last days of Banbury's railway signal boxes|
|Ian Visits Broughton Castle|
|TfL issues "tube map" for walking distances|
|In photos - the new London Bridge station concourse|
|The Mansion, The Military, The Museum - Bentley Priory|