Pevensey Castle

Where the Normans landed in 1066!

In September 1066, Duke William II of Normandy landed a French force at Pevensey, intent on taking the English throne from King Harold II.  Two

Woolwich Arsenal

London’s first and most successful professional football club!

Arsenal was the first football team to turn professional in London.  That was back in 1893, playing as Woolwich Arsenal.  The team holds 43 honours,

The Cenotaph in Whitehall

The Cenotaph in Whitehall – London’s most special monument

A centrepiece of remembrance The Cenotaph in Whitehall is truly special. It, more than any other monument, has been embraced by the people of the

St. Paul's Cathedral during the Blitz of London

The Blitz of London – after the ‘Darkest Hour’

The ‘Darkest Hour’; directed by Joe Wright and starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill is an account of Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister, machinations

Image of the Duke of Wellington

Wellington and the special relationship

This is a painting of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by Sir Thomas Lawrence. It is an oil on canvas painted in 1829. In

Virginia – the ‘Old Dominion’

This is a portrait of the ‘Chief of Men’, Oliver Cromwell, by Robert Walker.  It is an oil on canvas and was painted in 1649

Exterior of Horse Guards parade in the afternoon sun

Where 007 started out

This is one of a collection of buildings in Whitehall that was the centre of British naval power from the mid-1700’s to the 1960’s.  

Bletchley Park once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers,

Codebreaking at Bletchley Park

Back from a fascinating (and technically mind boggling!) visit to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes.  It’s about an hour from London.    Featured in the