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City Farm Review: Spitalfields City Farm

This blog post is part of a series about London’s City Farms This venue has become quite famous over the past few years thanks to the annual “goat race”, run on the same day as the posher boat race, and


Chance to take a trip in a 1938 tube train

The venerable art-deco 1938 tube train will be out and about again later this month as part of the Rickmansworth Festival. One of the best preserved tube trains it is slightly reminiscent of a bygone age and has been wonderfully


Photos – the City of London’s 800 year old Guildhall

Last week, the City of London Guildhall hosted the too rarely held London Maze – which is not at all maze like, but is a collection of stalls set up by local history associations around London. It’s the sort of


City Farm Review: Hackney City Farm

This blog post is part of a series about London’s City Farms This city farm has the huge advantage of not just being slap bang in the middle of a fairly residential area, but its main entrance is right on


City Farm Review: Kentish Town City Farm

This blog post is part of a series about London’s City Farms As it is the founder of London’s city’ farms, I was looking forward to visiting the Kentish Town City Farm, although I expected¬† a slight difficulty in finding


Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom….

If you were by the Tower of London today, your ears might have rung with the Boom Boom Boom Boom of the Queen’s Birthday Salute by the Honourable Artillery Company by the banks of the Thames. 62 Booms in fact


City Farm Review: Freightliners Farm

This blog post is part of a series about London’s City Farms. A short walk from Highbury and Islington tube station is the Freightliners City Farm. The name incidentally comes from the early days of the farm when many of


City Farm Review: Brooks Farm

This blog post is part of a series about London’s City Farms Brooks Farm is owned and managed by the local council, and was one that I had a bit of difficulty finding. Not only is its online presence limited


City Farm Review: Belmont Children’s Farm

This blog post is part of a series about London’s City Farms This is one of two city farms in London that charge an entrance fee (the other being Hounslow) and is sufficiently away from the centre of town as


A review of London’s City Farms

Dotted around London, although mainly in the Eastern side are a number of small city farms which aim to give people a small insight into farm life and maybe a bit more awareness that a lamp chop isn’t born in