London, United Kingdom. 2019 V

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

London, United Kingdom. 2019 II

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

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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

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