Saturday, 12 July 2014

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This section of the website deals with other towns and cities around the UK. It has nothing to do with Birmingham or the West Midlands and essentially it is a log of places visited. There are many photographs in this section. They are all subject to copyright.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Waterloo


Waterloo district in Central London is part of the the Borough of Lambeth. The Waterloo Quarter which is famous for The Cut and The Old Vic and Young Vic theatres also features some great places to eat out in the capital.


Monmouth


Monmouth is a small market town in Wales in the county of Monmouthshire. It is very close to the border of England. The Romans and later the Normans built fortified settlements here and Monmouth is the birth place of King Henry V.


Monmouth today is a popular local tourist destination in the Wye Valley. It has a busy high street with a selection of well known brands and a fair share of independent traders. The statue by the Town Hall is that of Charles Rolls the famous Rolls Royce car makers.


There are some good restaurants, bars and cafes in the town and although parking can be tricky at weekends there are two or three large car parks at each end of the main high street. 

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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Shepherds Bush


Shepherds Bush is predominantly a residential area with a business and shopping quarter based around the Shepherds Bush Green. The shops here are mainly independent unlike those in the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre which by contracts are nearly all major chains and well known brands.


Shepherds Bush has a great market with a wide selection of stalls offering goods at exceptionally keen prices. Shepherds Bush is near Hammersmith, Fulham and Earls Court. The Loftus Road Football Stadium is home to the famous Queens Park Rangers F.C.

For more photos of Shepherds Bush click here



Brompton Cemetery


Brompton Cemetery is in Earls Court. It is managed by the Royal Parks and is one of the Magnificent Seven London cemeteries. Opened in 1840 it is a large expanse of land that has tombstones dating back to this period. Many of the tombs are family mausoleums of particularly ornate design.


This garden cemetery is one of Britain's oldest. Within the graveyard there are some fine buildings and landscaping and on a hot summers day this is actually a peaceful and serene place to visit. Walking along the wide avenues you can forget that you are actually  in the heart of London. 

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