London Journals

Things to do In London - Part 6

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A May 2013 trip to London by Essexgirl09

The Monument to Great Fire of London Photo, London, England More Photos
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Hollow Ponds, Epping Forest

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Attraction | "Have fun at Hollow Ponds"

Hollow Ponds, Epping Forest Photo, London, England
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Epping Forest is a large forest that spreads across parts of East London and Essex. It is 6000 areas and is 12 miles in length. It is managed by the City of London and is a popular destination for horse riders, walkers and cyclists. There are many parts to the forest, but the area I visited last weekend was Hollow Ponds. There are two parking areas here, between the Green Man and Whipps Cross roundabouts in Leytonstone, East London, on Whipps Cross Road, opposite the hospital. There are other places to park, but this is the place I am most familiar with. If you are coming from the Green Man roundabout (junction with the A12) then try and park in the first car park on your right, which has the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2013

Hollow Ponds, Epping Forest
Whipps Cross Road
London, england

London Stone

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Attraction | "Stone Me."

London Stone Photo, London, England
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London Stone (it doesn't seem to have a definite article) is situated opposite Cannon Street station (Main Line/overground plus District and Circle underground lines). Currently the premises outside which it is located is a WH Smith newsagent, but previously it was a travel agent and a Chinese Bank, (presumably not at the same time). Anyway this not-exactly-world-famous stone can be spotted behind some dirty glass and a metal grille. It isn't even that exciting, just quite old and a bit mysterious. My friend has a book called Secret London and this is one of the places within it that you can visit. The stone is quite old. No one is sure quite how old it is or where it has come from. Some ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 3, 2013

London Stone
109 Cannon Street
London EC4N 5AD

William Morris Gallery

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Attraction | "Museum for Morris"

William Morris Gallery Photo, London, England
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The William Morris Gallery is the only museum dedicated to the artist and interior designer, William Morris and is based in Walthamstow, East London, where he was born in 1834. Within the gallery you will learn a lot about the personal life of the man who was a key contributor to the Arts and Crafts movement which rejects mass-produced, machine made products over handmade and designed goods. There are many pieces here that were designed by Morris himself, as well as by people he worked with and by other artists within the Arts & Crafts spectrum. The range includes furniture, textiles (such as tapestries), wallpapers and paintings/line drawings. Although he died in 1894, Morris had a p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 25, 2013

William Morris Gallery
Lloyd Park - Forest Road
London, England E17 4PP
+44 (208) 527-3782

National Theatre Olivier

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Attraction | "The National's Premier Theatre"

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The Olivier Theatre is one of three theatres within the National Theatre complex on London’s Southbank. The other two are the Lyttleton and the Cottesloe (soon to be Dorfman). The NT do have other theatres around London and the UK that they use. The NT was founded in the sixties and was based at the Old Vic, but this purpose built complex was opened in the mid-Seventies. The NT building is located on the riverside and is about 10 mins walk from Waterloo underground and rail stations. The Olivier theatre is the largest of the three theatres, and was named after Laurence Olivier, one of the first directors of the theatre. You can purchase tickets via the NT website, on telephone or at the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 27, 2013

National Theatre Olivier
South Bank
London, England SE1 9PX
+44 20 7452 3000

The Monument to Great Fire of London

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Attraction | "A Monumental Achievement"

The Monument to Great Fire of London Photo, London, England
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The Monument a tall stone pillar is situated in central London and was built to remember the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is 61m (202 feet) high and is based close to wear the fire started. It is actually based on the junction of Monument Street and Fish Hill Street, close to Pudding Lane (where there is a plaque). If you come here by London Underground, use Monument tube station (District and Circle Lines) and follow the signs in the station to make sure you get the correct exit. You can’t miss it as you come out of the station. The Monument is every day from 9.30am to 5.30pm (extended by half an hour either way in summer months) and the last admission is always half an hou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2013

The Monument to Great Fire of London
Monument Street and Fish Street Hill
London, England EC3R 8AH
(020) 7626-2717