London, United Kingdom. 2019 IX

Window & Doorway, The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Spiral Stairway, The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Corner of The Jewel Tower & Old Palace Yard Residential Building, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

The Jewel Tower is a 14th-century surviving element of the Palace of Westminster, in London, England. It was built between 1365 and 1366 to house the personal treasure of King Edward III. The original Tower was a three-storey, crenellated stone building which occupied a secluded part of the Palace and was protected by a moat linked to the River Thames. The ground floor featured elaborate sculpted vaulting, described by historian Jeremy Ashbee as “an architectural masterpiece”. The Tower continued to be used for storing the monarch’s treasure and personal possessions until 1512, when a fire in the Palace caused King Henry VIII to relocate his court to the nearby Palace of Whitehall.

Police Presence, Old Palace Yard, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

BREXIT Protest, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

“‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello!”, Police Patrol, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Government Offices, 100 Parliament Street, Westminster, London, England UK

St Stephen’s Tavern, 10 Bridge Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Street Performer, Bridge Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Big Ben & Elizabeth Tower Maintenance, Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London, England UK

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. On 21 August 2017, a four-year schedule of renovation works began on the tower, which are to include the addition of a lift. There are also plans to re-glaze and repaint the clock dials. With a few exceptions, such as New Year’s Eve and Remembrance Sunday, the bells are to be silent until the work is completed in 2021.

“Boadicea and Her Daughters”, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, England UK

Boadicea and Her Daughters is a bronze sculptural group in London representing Boudica, queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, who led an uprising in Roman Britain. It is located to the north side of the western end of Westminster Bridge, near Portcullis House and Westminster Pier, facing Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster across the road. It is considered the magnum opus of its sculptor, the English artist and engineer Thomas Thornycroft. Thornycroft worked on it from 1856 until shortly before his death in 1885, sometimes assisted by his son William Hamo Thornycroft, but it was not erected in its current position until 1902.

Tube Entrance, Westminster Underground Station, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, England UK

Across The Thames, Victoria Embankment to Queen’s Walk, Westminster, London, England UK

Panorama From London Eye to Westminster Bridge, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, England UK

Vintage Bridge Lamps, Westminster Bridge, Westminster, London, England UK

Bagpiping Busker, Westminster Bridge, Westminster, London, England UK

“South Bank Lion”, South Bank, London, England UK

The South Bank Lion, also known as the Red Lion, is a Coade stone sculpture of a standing male lion cast in 1837. It has stood at the east end of Westminster Bridge in London, to the north side of the bridge beside County Hall, since 1966. Painted red between 1951 and 1966, the paint was later removed to reveal again the white ceramic surface underneath.

Westminster Bridge, Westminster Bridge Road, Bishop’s, London, England UK

Archway, London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bishop’s London, England UK

50 Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

84 Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Advertising Sign, Papyrus House, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Stone Carving, The George & Dragon, Cnr Blackheath Hill & Lewisham Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Side Door, The George & Dragon, Cnr Blackheath Hill & Lewisham Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

“Rainbow” Pub, The George & Dragon, Cnr Blackheath Hill & Lewisham Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

“Duver Court”, 12 Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

(Duver - not Dover)

Don’t forget, there are nearly 6,000 images of mine to be viewed on my Flickr site.

NEXT STOP – ICELAND!

Skógafoss Waterfall, Skógarfoss, Iceland

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Methodist Central Hall, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London, England UK

The Sanctuary, Westminster, London, England UK

Bagpiping Busker, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, England UK

Westminster Abbey, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, England UK

Statue of Nelson Mandela, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

Statue of Robert Peel, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

Robert Peel was Prime Minister of the UK from 1841 – 1846. The statue was commissioned in 1876.

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule, and in turn inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Statue of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

Prime Minister of UK 1868 & 1874 – 1880. Commissioned in 1883.

Statue of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

Millicent Fawcett (1847 – 1929) was an English political leader, activist and writer. Known as a tireless campaigner for women’s suffrage via legislative change, from 1897 until 1919 she led Britain’s largest women’s rights organisation, the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). She would famously write: “I cannot say I became a suffragist. I always was one, from the time I was old enough to think at all about the principles of Representative Government.” Fawcett also sought to improve women’s chances of higher education, serving as a governor of Bedford College, London and a co-founder of Newnham College, Cambridge in 1875. In 2018, 100 years after the passing of the Representation of the People Act, Millicent Garrett Fawcett became the first woman to be commemorated with a statue in Parliament Square.

Statue of Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

Prime Minister of UK 1852, 1858-1859, 1866-1868. Commissioned 1874.

Statue of George Canning, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

Was Prime Minister of UK for the final 118 days of his life. Commissioned in 1832.

Statue of Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

B. 1784 D. 1865 – Prime Minister of UK 1855 – 1858, 1859 – 1865. Commissioned 1876.

Statue of Jan Christian Smuts, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts PC, OM, CH, DTD, ED, KC, FRS (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a South African statesman, military leader, and philosopher. He was Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948.

Statue of David Lloyd George, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, OM, PC (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1916 and 1922. He was the final Liberal to hold the post.

Statue of Sir Winston Churchill, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England UK

The Right Honourable
Sir Winston Churchill
KG OM CH TD DL FRS RA
He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as a Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and imperialist, for most of his career he was a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but from 1904 to 1924 was a member of the Liberal Party.

Government Buildings, Cnr Great George Street & Parliament Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Doorways, St Margaret’s Church, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London, England UK


Victoria Tower, Palace of Westminster, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Westminster Abbey, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Statue of George V, Old Palace Yard, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India. 1910 – 1936

The statue was sculpted prior to World War II in a quarry in Portland UK. It was hidden there until after ther war. The statue was placed in the original proposed spot opposite the House of Lords, which required the demolition of No. 5 Old Palace Yard. It was unveiled by King George VI, on 22 October 1947 and was attended by Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.

Preparing for Brexit Protest, Abingdon Street, Westminster. London, England UK

The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

The Jewel Tower is a 14th-century surviving element of the Palace of Westminster, in London, England. It was built between 1365 and 1366 to house the personal treasure of King Edward III. The original Tower was a three-storey, crenellated stone building which occupied a secluded part of the Palace and was protected by a moat linked to the River Thames. The ground floor featured elaborate sculpted vaulting, described by historian Jeremy Ashbee as “an architectural masterpiece”. The Tower continued to be used for storing the monarch’s treasure and personal possessions until 1512, when a fire in the Palace caused King Henry VIII to relocate his court to the nearby Palace of Whitehall.

Vaulting, The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Internal Doors, The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Windows, The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

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Entrance Gwydyr House, 26 Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

A mansion built in 1772 at a cast of £6,000. It is currently used as the Office of Secretary of State for Wales.

This entrance was featured as the fictional Department for Administrative Affairs in the BBC sitcom Yes Minister.

Cnr of Gwydyr House, 26 Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Memorial to The Women of World War II, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Vintage Street Lamp, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

(That’s “MONTY” in the background)

Gates, Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

The Cenotaph, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

The Cenotaph is a war memorial on Whitehall in London, England. Its origin is in a temporary structure erected for a peace parade following the end of the First World War, and after an outpouring of national sentiment it was replaced in 1920 by a permanent structure and designated the United Kingdom’s official national war memorial.

Close Parking, Police Vehicles, King Charles Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Doorway to Former Grindlay’s Bank, 54 Parliament Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Doorway, 53 Parliament Street, Westminster, London, England UK

The Red Lion, Cnr Parliament Street & Derby Gate, Westminster, London, England UK

Empty Coffee Cup, The Red Lion, Cnr Parliament Street & Derby Gate, Westminster, London, England UK

Triple Arched Bridge Entrance to King Charles Street, Parliament Street, Westminster, London, England UK

This enclosed bridge, added in 1908 , links the New Government Offices (Treasury) of 1898 and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of 1875.

Street Sign, Parliament Street – Whitehall SW1, Westminster, London, England UK

Doorway, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Parliament Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Window Pillar, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Parliament Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Entrance to Downing Street, Westminster, London, England UK

(Residence of the Prime Minister)

Mounted Police Patrol, Parliament Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Sign to Cabinet War Rooms, King Charles Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Doorway, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Ornate Railing, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Gate, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Doorknob, Government Building, King Charles Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Doorway, Government Building, King Charles Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Vintage Street Lamp, King Charles Street, Westminster, London, England UK

“Clive of India”, Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminister, London, England UK

Major-General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, KB, FRS (29 September 1725 – 22 November 1774), was the first British Governor of the Bengal Presidency. He began as a British military officer and East India Company (EIC) official who established the military and political supremacy of the EIC by seizing control of Bengal and eventually the whole of the Indian subcontinent and Myanmar.

The statue was unveiled in 1912 outside Gwydyr House, also in Whitehall, and was moved to its current location in 1916.

Institution of Civil Engineers, Great George Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Street, Sign. Great George Street SW1, Westminster, London, England UK

The Westminster Arms, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London, England UK

Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England UK

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Drinking Fountain, Charlton Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Inscribed:

Erected by public subscription 1889
Rev. RW Marshall Chairman of Committee
W. Fox-Barley Hon. Secretary

Barclays Bank, 43A Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, London, England UK

Directions, Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, London, England UK

21 Stratheden Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Prince of Wales Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Slow Ducks, Prince of Wales Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Prince of Wales Pond, Prince of Wales Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

The Princess of Wales, Montpelier Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Old Door, 1c Montpelier Row, Blackheath, London, England UK

Letterbox, 74 Royal Parade, Blackheath, London, England UK

Laneway, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Ghost Signs, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

“VR” (Queen Victoria) Mail Box, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Derelict Building, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Palace of Westminster, Westminster Bridge Road, Westminster, London, England UK

Statue Charles G Gordon, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England UK

Inscribed:
Charles G Gordon CB
Major Gen Royal Engineers
Killed at Khartoum
XXVI January MDCCCLXXXV

Statue Charles Portal, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England UK

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, KG, GCB, OM, DSO & Bar, MC, DL (21 May 1893 – 22 April 1971) was a senior Royal Air Force officer. He served as a bomber pilot in the First World War, and rose to become first a flight commander and then a squadron commander, flying light bombers on the Western Front.

Fleet Air Arm Memorial, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

The Fleet Air Arm Memorial, sometimes known as Daedalus, is a war memorial in London, commemorating the service of the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm from their establishments in 1914 and 1924 respectively, in the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Falklands War and the Gulf War, including over 6,000 killed in all conflicts.

Korean War Memorial, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England UK

Statue of Hugh Trenchard, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England UK

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO (3 February 1873 – 10 February 1956) was a British officer who was instrumental in establishing the Royal Air Force. He has been described as the “Father of the Royal Air Force.”

Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England UK

The Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial in London commemorates British citizens, including both military personnel and civilians, who participated in the Gulf War, the Afghanistan War and the Iraq War. In these three conflicts, which took place between 1990 and 2015, 682 British soldiers lost their lives.

Inscribed:
In Memory of Major General Orde Charles Wingate DSO 1903-1944
Commander of the Chindits Killed on Active Service in Burma 24th March 1944

“A man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny” -Winston Churchill

An important influence in the creation of the Israeli Defence Forces and the foundation of the State of Israel.

Chindit Memorial, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Chindit Memorial is a war memorial in London that commemorates the Chindit special forces, which served in Burma under Major General Orde Wingate in the Second World War. The Chindits – officially designated the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade in 1943, and the 3rd Indian Infantry Division in 1944 – were organised by Wingate to serve behind Japanese lines in the Burma Campaign, in 1943 and 1944. The memorial was erected in Victoria Embankment Gardens in 1990, near the Ministry of Defence headquarters, and also commemorates Wingate, who died in 1944.

Inscribed:
The Chindit Badge Portraying a Chinthe, a Mythical Beast, Guardian of Burmese Temples from which was derived the name Chindits, their motto being:
THE BOLDEST MEASURE ARE THE SAFEST
In memory of all who fought on the first and second expeditions into North Burma 1943 and 1944 with the Chindit Special Forces.

Formed trained and commanded by Major General Orde Charles Wingate DSO.

Chindits came from the armed forces of the United Kingdon, Burma, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, West Africa and the United States of America.

Air supply and direct operational support was given by the Royal Air Force and 1st Air Commando Group, United States Army Air Force and 10th United States Army Air Force.

Victory was hastened by the Chindits daring exploits behind enemy lines.

His Majesty King George VI graciously awarded the Victoria Cross to
Major Frank Blaker MC
Highland Light Infantry attached 3BN 9th Gurkha Rifles

Captain Michael Almand
Indian Armoured Corps attached 3BN 9th Gurkha Rifles

Lieutenant George Albert Cairns
Somerset Light Infantry attached 1BN The South Staffordshire Regiment

Rifleman Tulbahadur Pun
3Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles

 

Ministry of Defence Entrance Portal, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

The Latin inscription is Per ardua ad astra meaning “through adversity to the stars” or “through struggle to the stars” that is the official motto of the Royal Air Force and other Commonwealth air forces such as the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well as the Royal Indian Air Force until 1947.

Ministry of Defence Plaque, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

“Monty”, Ministry of Defence, Raleigh Green, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Inscribed:
MONTY
Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of Alamein KG GCB DSO
1887 1976

Statue Field Marshall The Viscount Alanbrooke, Ministry of Defence, Raleigh Green, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO & Bar (23 July 1883 – 17 June 1963), was a senior officer of the British Army. He was Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS), the professional head of the British Army, during the Second World War, and was promoted to field marshal in 1944. As chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, Brooke was the foremost military advisor to Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister, and had the role of co-ordinator of the British military efforts in the Allies’ victory in 1945. After retiring from the British Army, he served as Lord High Constable of England during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. His war diaries attracted attention for their criticism of Churchill and for Brooke’s forthright views on other leading figures of the war.

Statue Field Marshall The Viscount Slim, Ministry of Defence, Raleigh Green, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Inscriptions:

FIELD MARSHAL/ THE VISCOUNT SLIM/ KG. GCB. GCMG. GCVO. GBE. DSO. MC./ 14TH ARMY. BURMA/ 1943–1945/ GOVERNOR GENERAL AND/ COMMANDER IN CHIEF/ AUSTRALIA 1953–1960 (fornt of pedestal)

COMMANDER IN CHIEF/ ALLIED LAND FORCES SOUTH EAST ASIA/ CHIEF OF THE IMPERIAL GENERAL STAFF/ GOVERNOR AND CONSTABLE/ WINDSOR CASTLE (back of pedestal)

DEFEAT INTO VICTORY (on both left and right sides of the pedestal)

Statue Field Marshall Earl Haig, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Inscribed:
Field Marshall Earl Haig
Commander in Chief of the British Armies in France 1915-1918


Haig has, since the 1960s, become an object of criticism for his leadership during the First World War. He was nicknamed “Butcher Haig” for the two million British casualties endured under his command. The Canadian War Museum comments, “His epic but costly offensives at the Somme (1916) and Passchendaele (1917) have become nearly synonymous with the carnage and futility of First World War battles.”

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Tracks & Platforms, London Bridge Railway Station, Tooley Street, London, England UK

The Mordern Arms, Cnr Brand & Circus Streets, Greenwich, London, England UK

St Paul’s Parochial Room 1872, 111 Royal Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Doorway, Blisset House, 91 Greenwich South Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

The Royal George, Blissett Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

The Graduate, 107 Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

The George & Dragon, 2 Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Industrial Look, Blissett Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

The Hill, Mediterranean Restaurant, Royal Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Picturesque Doorways, 23 & 27 Blissett Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

Gated Entrance, 18 Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

The Old Vicarage, 97 Greenwich South Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

A flat in this building sold not too long ago for £720,000. (AUD ~$1.4 mil)

“Belushi’s”, Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

St Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

View along Straightsmouth (don’t you love English street names?) from the Greenwich Railway Station platform.

Platform & Tracks, Waterloo East Railway Station, Wootton Streeet, Bishop’s, London, England UK

From Walkway, Waterloo East Railway Station, Wootton Streeet, Bishop’s, London, England UK

Sniffer Dog & Handler, Waterloo Railway Station, Waterloo, London, England UK

Train Passing, Platform 1, Motspur Park Railway Station, Motspur Park, New Malden, London, England UK

Scott House Entrance, Suite 1 The Concourse Waterloo Station, Waterloo, London, England UK

On the right doorway pillar is a memorial plaque to Herbert Ashcombe Walter, an previous general manager of earlier railway companies.

1914-1918 Roll of Honour, Station Entrance, Waterloo Station, Waterloo, London, England UK

Ornate Window of London & South Western Railways, Concourse, Waterloo Station, Waterloo, London, England UK

Vintage Lamp, South Western Railways, Waterloo Station, Waterloo, London, England UK

This part of the memorial to fallen employees in war. There is one of these each side of the station entrance. See Google Image here:-

St James House, 52 Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

This is where we rented an apartment for the week in London.

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Continuing the endless miles of walking….

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“Witch” Shop?, 112 Greenwich South Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

John Penn and Widow Smith Almshouses, Greenwich South Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

Built in 1866 and designed to house local people over the age of 60. The complex contains 10 flats, cottages of 1 bedroom.

73 Greenwich South Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

Public Library,146 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Front Door, The Shipwrights Arms, Cnr Tooley Street & Shipwright Yard, London, England UK

Built in 1884 and is a Grade II Listed Building

Tower Bridge Looking Down More London Riverside, London, England UK

Tower Bridge, More London Riverside, London, England UK

Tower of London, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London, England UK

Tower Bridge, River Thames, London, England UK

Old Bridge Operating Machinery, Tower Bridge, London, England UK

Construction of the bridge was from 1886 until its opening in June 1894. The bridge raising relied on steam up until the change to electricity in 1976.

Stairs Inside a Tower,Tower Bridge, London, England UK

On the Bridge, Tower Bridge, London, England UK

The Upper Walkways, Tower Bridge, London, England UK

The Shard and River Thames from Tower Bridge, London, England UK

Doors in the Tower, Tower Bridge, London, England UK

Bridge Traffic, Tower Bridge Road, Tower Bridge, London, England UK

The Gherkin and Tower of London from Tower Bridge, London, England UK

HMS Belfast, River Thames, London, England UK

HMS Belfast is a Town-class light cruiser commissioned in 1939 for the Royal Navy. She is now permanently moored as a museum ship on the River Thames in London and is operated by the Imperial War Museum.

Dedication Plaque, Tower Bridge, London, England UK

Commemorative Plaques, Tower Bridge, London, England UK

Centenary Plaque, Tower Bridge, London, England UK

Hanging Pub Sign, The Raven, Tower Bridge Road, London, England UK

The Shard from Queen Elizabeth Street, London, England UK

Samuel Bourne Bevington Statue, Queen Elizabeth Street, London, England UK

Samuel Bourne Bevington VD, JP. Son of James Bevington. A member of the Bermondsey leather manufacturing dynasty and a philanthropist. Colonel commanding 3rd Volunteer Battalion The Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment 1884 – 1899. First Mayor of Bermondsey 1900 – 1902.

The LaLit London, 181 Tooley Street, London, England UK

One of London’s best 5 Star luxury hotels.

Doorway, Devon Mansions, Tooley Street, London, England UK

London Bridge Railway Station, Tooley Street, London, England UK

 

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Vintage “GR” Mailbox (King George V), Cnr Lee Terrace & Lee Park, Blackheath, London, England UK

Blackheath Halls, Lee Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Built in 1895 it is the oldest surviving purpose built cultural complex in London. It is still hosting shows today.

Blackheath Private Hospital, Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London, England UK

Street Sign, Quentin Road SE13, Blackheath, London, England UK

Green Door, 28 Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London, England UK

St Margaret’s Church, Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London, England UK

Sundial, St Margaret’s Church, Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London, England UK

Memorial, St Margaret’s Church, Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London, England UK

Inscription:

In affectionate remembrance of the Rev George Lock ??? for 61 years Rector of this parish. (George was the vicar in the early 1800s)

Old Churchyard, St Margaret, Lee, Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London, England UK

The ruins of the tower are all that remain of an 800 year old church. It is a Listed Building.

Residence, 66 Belmont Hill, Lewisham, London, England UK

Lourdes Close Private Estate, Cedars Close, Lewisham, London, England UK

Weather Vane on Cupola, Cnr Belmont Hill & Boyne Road, Lewisham, London, England UK

The Lewisham Tavern, Cnr Belmont Hill & Lee High Road, Lewisham, London, England UK

St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Grove, Lewisham, London, England UK

The Anchor, Lewisham Road, Lewisham, London, England UK

Blackheath, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Lewisham Road, Lewisham, London, England UK

The border between Blackheath & Lewisham

The Sydney Arms, Cnr Lewisham Road & Morden Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Greenwich Magistrates’ Court, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Magistrates’ Court & Police Station, formerly Greenwich Police Court was built in 1909 and is a Grade II Listed Building.

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, England UK

Formerly the Bethlem Royal Hospital built in 1812, the building became home to the Imperial War Museum in 1936. The 15″ naval guns in the front are from HMS Ramillies and HMS Resolution and were installed and unveiled to the public in 1968.

Gatehouse, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, England UK

Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls’ School, Cnr St George’s Road & Gladstone Street, London, England UK

Tiled Mural, St James Tavern, 45 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, England UK

Quotation:
Falstaff
For me, I am here a. Windsor stag; and the fattest, I think, i’ the. forest.

::The Merry Wives of Windsor

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At the beginning of our holiday, we spent a week in London (staying in an apartment in Greenwich) and managed to get around a fair bit.

College Way Gate, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England UK

“Cutty Sark”, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, England UK

One of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest. After the opening of the Suez Canal, Cutty Sark spent only a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years. The ship has been damaged by fire twice in recent years, first on 21 May 2007 while undergoing conservation. She was restored and was reopened to the public on 25 April 2012 but again on 19 October 2014 she was damaged in a smaller fire.

Dedication Plaque, Greenwich Foot Tunnel South, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, England UK

Greenwich Foot Tunnel, Under River Thames, Greenwich, London, England UK

Thames Clippers, Greenwich Pier, River Thames, Greenwich, London, England UK

Greenwich Peninsula, River Thames, Greenwich, London, England UK

River Bank, River Thames, Greenwich Pier, Greenwich, London, England UK

18th Century Turkish Cannon, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England UK

The cannon was originally captured by Admiral Sir John Duckworth from the island of Kinaliada in the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul in 1807.  It was then taken to London and presented to the Royal Naval Asylum, later the Greenwich Hospital School, in the same year, but when the school moved to Suffolk in 1933 the bronze cannon went with it.  The barrel of the cannon was cast in 1790-91 in the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Selim III, while its cast-iron display carriage was made later by the Royal Carriage Department of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.

Its decorative plaques mark British naval victories including the Battle of the Nile and Trafalgar. It is thought that it was first presented to the Royal Naval Asylum to commemorate the battles that had created the need for such a school for children whose fathers had fallen in battle for the Royal Navy.

Statue Sir Walter Raleigh, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England UK

The Gipsy Moth Pub, Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

Old Royal Naval College, River Thames, Greenwich, London, England UK

A World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London, described by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as being of “outstanding universal value” and reckoned to be the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles”.

Thames Path, Island Gardens, Greenwich, London, England UK

Intersection of Dartmouth Row & Dartmouth Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Old Garage, Dartmouth Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Hare & Billet Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Cardigan Place, Aberdeen Terrace, Blackheath, London, England UK

Built 1855 – rental £1,962 pw

Mounted Police, Blackheath Green, Hare & Billet Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Blackheath Green, Hare & Billet Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Memorial Bench, Blackheath Green, Hare & Billet Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Inscribed: Gerald Maurice Frizzelle 1929-2002 A Magical Grandfather

The Hare & Billet, Cnr Hare & Billet Road & Eliot Place, Blackheath, London, England UK

All Saints Church, All Saints Drive, Blackheath, London, England UK

Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain, Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London, England UK

Inscribed: 1897 Erected by the inhabitants of Blackheath to commemorate the 60th year of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria.

Goffers House, Duke Humphrey Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

A two bedroom flat in this property is worth around GBP £700,000 (AUD=$1,360,000)

Buenos Aires Café & Bookshop of the Heath, Royal Parade, Blackheath, London, England UK

Street Sign, Tranquil Passage SE3, Blackheath, London, England UK

London, United Kingdom. 2019 I

First post to the site at the new host.

On our recent trip to Europe we used London as a base flying in and out of there to other destinations.

Tower Bridge, River Thames, London, England UK

Royal Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Street Sign, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Sundown from Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Street Sign, Albion Quay, Thames Path, Battersea, London, England UK

The Shipwrights Arms, Tooley Street, London, England UK

Built in 1884 – Grade I listed building

Cemetery Gates, Magravine Cemetery, Magravine Road, Hammersmith, London, England UK

Margravine Cemetery was opened in 1868 on a site previously occupied by market gardens and orchards, known as Fulham Fields. The first burial took place on 3 November 1869. Margravine closed for new burials in 1951, when the 16.5 acres of cemetery land were restored by the council and designated a ‘Garden of Rest’. The cemetery is now a part of the Barons Court Conservation Area, designated in April 1989.

War Memorial, Margravine Cemetery, Margravine Road, Hammersmith, London, England UK

A screen wall memorial erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (who list it as Hammersmith Old Cemetery) in Section 31 lists all 191 Commonwealth service personnel buried in registered war graves in the cemetery – 186 from World War I and 5 from World War II.

Yellow Dahlia, Belmont Hill, Blackheath, London, England UK

War Memorial, Putney High Street, Putney, London, England UK

Unveiled: Date: 16 June 1921

“IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM PUTNEY WHO FELL IN THE GREAT & VICTORIOUS WAR”

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Erected by the Borough of Wandsworth to Putney residents killed in the First World War – no names were inscribed. Subsequently additional inscription for Second World War added.

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Vintage Lamp, Bridge Pylon, Tower Bridge, River Thames, London, England UK

Vintage Advertising, Myron Place, Lewisham, London, England UK

The Wellington, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, England UK

The Royal Standard, Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, London, England UK

The Princess of Wales, Montpelier Row, Blackheath, London, England UK

The Pear Tree, Margravine Road, Hammersmith, London, England UK

The Gipsy Moth, 60 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, England UK

The George & Dragon, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

The Connaught, Lynx Way, London, England UK

Thames Tunnel Entrance, Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, England UK

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel…. a 370 metre walk under the Thames River. Opened in 1902.

Street Musicians, Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, England UK

Street Lamp, Chelsea Embankment, River Thames, Chelsea, London, England UK

Steam Engines, Tower Bridge, London, England UK

The bridge raising relied on steam up until the change to electricity in 1976. Construction of the bridge was from 1886 until its opening in June 1894.

Samuel Smith, The Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet Street, London, England UK

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a Grade II listed public house at 145 Fleet Street, on Wine Office Court, City of London. Rebuilt shortly after the Great Fire of 1666, the pub is known for its literary associations, with its regular patrons having included Charles Dickens, G.K. Chesterton and Mark Twain

Rik Mayall Memorial Bench, Hammersmith Bridge Road, Hammersmith, London, England UK

Plaque:-

In Memory Of The Man. The Myth, The Legend.
Dr The Rik Mayall
Pan Global Phenomenon
Equality, Opportunity, Wisdom, Freedom & Love.
“Barbara: Love Is The Answer”

Newspaper Article

Residential Building, Barbican Centre, Barbican London, England UK

Private Lane, Lincoln’s Inn, Chancery Lane, London, England UK

Preparing for Brexit Protestors, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Mounted Police, Hare & Billet Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, England UK

O’Neill’s Blackheath, 52 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London, England UK

Name Plate, Tower Bridge, River Thames, London, England UK

James McNeill Whistler Statue, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, England UK

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903, was an American artist active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the United Kingdom. His most famous painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (1871), commonly known as Whistler’s Mother, is a revered and often parodied portrait of motherhood.

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, England UK

These 15 inch guns are from HMS Ramillies and HMS Resolution and were installed and unveiled to the public in 1968.

Harrods Furniture Depository, South Bank River Thames, Hammersmith, London, England UK

This was built on the site of an old soap factory in 1894 as a storage centre for the larger items that could not be taken into Knightsbridge to the world-famous Harrods department store. The present salmon-pink terracotta clad buildings date from 1914.

Greenwich Magistrates’ Court, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London UK

Built in 1909 as a courthouse and police station, this Grade II Listed building is about to be party demolished for development as a hotel.

From Tower Bridge West Walkway, Tower Bridge, River Thames, London, England UK

Walk across the viewing platforms making up Tower Bridge. The walkway is 42 metres above the River Thames.

Ely Place, Holborn, London, England UK

Ely Place is an exclusive gated community of multi-story terraces in Holborn, London .It stands on land that had been the site of Ely Palace or Ely House, the London townhouse of the Bishops of Ely from 1290 to 1772.

Draft House, Tower Bridge Road, London, England UK

Door to Seafarers Hospital Society, 29 King William Walk, Greenwich, London, England UK

Beer Taps, St James Tavern, Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, England UK

453 to Marylebone, Deptford Bridge, Deptford, London, England UK

“Driver Under Instruction”, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

“Move Over”, St George’s Road, Lambeth, London, England UK

“Move Over”, Lewisham Road, Lewisham, London, England UK

“Books Galore”, Blackheath Bookshop, 34 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London, England UK

“Belushi’s”, Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, England UK