Ice rink outside London's National History Museum

Day 1.  A late autumn visit to London

A cold morning at home so before leaving the house I donned my winter coat and woollen scarf for my journey to London.  I find long distance train travel relaxing and, once on board, I settled down to reading 'Mr. Gandy's Grand Tour' by Alan Titchmarsh and happily spent the journey with my book, some …

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Tower Bridge, London at night

Day 2.  A walk along the Thames Path 

Leaving our hotel in Clapham Junction we walked the few steps across to the railway station in order to board a service to Putney in south west London, just 10 minutes away.  We then enjoyed a hearty breakfast on the high street before wandering round the shops and making our way towards the river. Strolling …

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Historic Buildings, Kingston Upon Thames

Day 3.  Kingston-upon-Thames to Richmond

A 20 minute rail journey from Clapham Junction lies the south west London town of Kingston-upon-Thames and our starting point for today. The large town has some attractive Tudor buildings and a small market selling fruit and vegetables takes place in the central market square at weekends.   The town has a good range of shops including …

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Former Naval College, Greenwich, London

Day 4.  Maritime Greenwich and London’s South Bank

We woke to clear blue skies and sunshine but needed to wrap up warm on this November morning.  After checking out of our Travelodge, we left our luggage and made our way to Greenwich taking the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from Canary Wharf.  Please remember if using the DLR that there are no ticket barriers …

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