It might be scorchio on Hampstead Heath this week – but it’s still much cooler than the rest of the city
Channel 4 reporter Jennifer Rigby plots a local city hike with a purpose
From Boadicia to Dick Turpin, this ancient wood has seen it all. Stephen Emms takes the tube there for a weekend stroll
No airport hassles, no glum faces and no half-hearted compulsion to extract historical interest from an unknown city. Stephen Emms sets off on a week-long hike around London
It’s 14 miles. And takes the best part of an hour on the tube. But what if you walk it instead?
Gospel Oak boy Benjamin Garfield dropped us a line the other day about ‘Benches’, a three minute flick he’s entered into this year’s Reed Short Film competition. Rather wisely, it’s inspired by a 2006 feature yours truly wrote for the Times Magazine. Flattery will, of course, get you everywhere. ‘I
A few years ago I used to write a blog and Time Out column on the stories behind London’s memorial benches. Of the dozens covered, none was more touching than that of Peter Stevens, a young man who died at just 26, and is remembered by a bench at the
There’s nowhere else in the area like it. Some say it’s rundown and depressing, others that it’s unpretentious and one of the last pockets of real London. Go decide for yourself tomorrow (or every Thursday/Saturday), when the street market (one of the oldest in the capital) runs from 9am -3pm.
Kelly Street is one of the jewels in the Kentish Crown (the others being Quadrant Grove and Little Green Street). It’s a perfect curve of mid-19th century Grade II-listed pastel terraces, all worth far too much money to be called ‘bohemian’ but swooningly lovely nonetheless. You might need a restorative
OK, so if there’s a hierarchy of cute NW5 streets, then this one sits fatly at the summit (and isn’t the sky blue?) It’s just about the oldest byway in the area, too (most of the other 18th century buildings were torn down in the industrial revolution, history fans). And,