Ruskin Park is an open space set between three very densely populated areas in South London. It is an award-winning Edwardian park with many different features. A perfect place to escape on a Sunday afternoon with your partner and have a picnic in the ornamental gardens.
The Horniman Museum and gardens stand on the brow of the hill in Forest Hill, South London. The museum has unique collections of musical instruments, artifacts from around the world, and enough stuffed animals to make a taxidermist squirm!
Dulwich Picture Gallery was designed by Sir John Soane in 1811, it was the first purpose built public gallery in England. If you go there you will see why, especially from the exterior. It houses one of the oldest collections bequeathed by Sir Frances Bourgeois RA, in the United Kingdom and mostly consists of Old Masters brought together between 1790 and 1795.
North Cross Road always had one or two odd and interesting shops but it is now becoming a bit of a mecca for those in the area to visit on a Friday or especially a weekend. Here, you will find a melting pot of vintage, designer, junk, vinyl, CDs, galleries, food, café culture, welcoming pubs and coffee houses...somewhere to spend a relaxing Saturday lunchtime!
Brixton Village is changing. It is growing in a funky, hip, and very appealing way. The pop-up-shops are really popping and the market is there for all your provisions. You have to visit just to soak up the atmosphere.
The Scoop is London's own version of an outdoor amphitheatre, a wonderful place to see a variety of often free events brought to you by More London.
The Gothic towers of Notre Dame Cathedral appear to loom out of the river bank of The Seine, lying in the heart of Paris on the île de la Cité. We were continuing our flying visit of Paris and the day was getting on by the time we reached here to find an amazing celebration taking place.
London Zoo stands proudly at the North End of Regents Park and straddles the Regents Canal. This is not just a zoo for the amusement of people but it has a history and it is such an important place of learning and research that it is valued all over the world.
Looking for somewhere 'strange' to chill out on the South Bank of the Thames? Head to the National Theatre where you can absorb the culture and watch the world go by.
If you want crisp, clean, and funky then Wasabi is the place for you. This food outlet, in my opinion, has it just right for a touch of Japan in London.
London is a frenetic city, so for those of us that need to seek out a little time with our thoughts and not have to wear headphones then the place to be is down by the river. The Thames, despite what people may think is actually quite clean now and it also has some wonderful quiet little places along its banks that a person in need can retreat to.
Somewhere to take your mum, well it's got to be The Royal Albert Hall and if you can get it, go as 'poshed' up as you can and get a Box on the Grand Tier, so you can see everyone. Don't forget the chocolates and champagne!
A little visual recollection of the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, not so well known yet but showing some serious promise. The Hop Farm Music Festival takes place in a 90-acre field just outside of Paddock Wood Kent in the South East of England. It came about because the general feeling was that people were a bit sick of over branding and they really wanted a smaller scale gig that was about music and not sponsorship and brands. There is no special treatment there and children are welcome - and those under 12 years of age get in for FREE!
There can be no better way to spend your weekend than wandering around this now world-famous market. It really does have something for everyone, old and young alike. It doesn't matter what 'tribe' you belong to, it is cool for all. Great atmosphere, food, and of course the clothes and knick knacks!