• London: Freebies

    Be Inspired at the Imperial War Museum London

    Nearby to Lambeth North tube station is the imposing and impressive Imperial War Museum. Its large military guns are guarding the entrance. Not that far from its original home in Crystal Palace from 1917, the idea was to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of the British Empire during World War I. Since this time, the museum has expanded to include all conflicts in since 1914 across the British Commonwealth. The current home of the museum has a dark and infamous past before the Imperial War Museum relocated there in 1936. The building used to be the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Southwark, also known as Bedlam, albeit the hospital…

  • London: Freebies,  London: Things To Do and See

    The Magnificent Seven – Brompton Cemetery

    A slightly morbid and macabre London destination compared to the local tourist attractions is Brompton Cemetery. Nestled in Kensington and Chelsea, the cemetery has been opened since 1840, making it one of the large seven ancient private cemeteries in London. Brompton Cemetery During one of the population booms in London, local parish churches who would customarily bury the public couldn’t cope with the increased demands and were becoming increasingly overcrowded. An unexpected Parisian inspiration led to the consecration of the first London public cemeteries as an alternative to local churches. One of Seven One of the youngest of the seven, boasting 39 acres and over 205,000 burials at over 35,000 graves.…

  • London: Freebies,  London: Wining & Dining

    Treat and Delight Your Tastebuds at Borough Market

    Borough market is one of the largest and oldest markets in London. This fresh food market has been situated near London Bridge since before 1014, and it has a prime location along the wharf and docks of London. Although no longer used as a wholesale market, it is still open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays just a short walk down from London Bridge and nestled next to Southwark Cathedral. Stallholders Many of the Market’s stallholders are themselves producers, where there is no chain or middle-man. The Market’s stalls, shops and restaurants reflect London’s status as a truly global city, with traditional British produce sitting alongside regional…