Queens Wood

The road from the west to the Mossy Well runs through woodland. Once the trees would have extended much further. Now the Mossy Well has become the North London suburb of Muswell Hill and the forest has shrunk to two small patches along either side of the main road from Highgate tube.

Along the Riverbank

Late one Saturday afternoon I took the half hour train ride out of London to the small town of Hertford for a walk along the River Lea.

A1

The A1 runs 610 kilometres from London to Edinburgh. It has been designated the A1 for exactly 100 years

Markfield

One of a series of posts exploring the obscure landmarks of London. This time Markfield Park – now an art gallery but once a sewage works.

The People’s Stone

The People’s Stone or the Freedom of Speech Stone stands on Hampstead Heath on the climb towards Parliament Hill. I have been unable to find out much about it beyond the fact that it may have once been a place where people congregated to protest or to speak out on controversial matters, a little bit like Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park.