Wednesday, September 8, 2010


National Health System, London, NHS -

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General Information

Visit London -

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Google Map of London –,+U.K.,+W1J+7BN&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title

recommended Hotels, nice, more expensive than I like, but excellent location

The Rubens: 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS

The Fleming W1J 7BN,

Good sites offering significant points of interest

London Gardens Trust -

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London Black Cabs -


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Timeout – the best guide to what is going on -

Government to the Boroughs and Cities

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Parks -

The PMO -

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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the Office of Public Sector Information -

the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information.

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Tourist Attractions

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The Original London Sightseeing Bus - , Map -


more history

Tyburn Convent, 8 Hyde Park Place, London W2 2LJ . England

equestrian statue of Edward VII, London

very interesting – check it out

some places of Interest

St James,'s,_London,_England)

St James Church, Piccadilly,

photo sites

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Westminster Libraries and Archives




The Guardian -, Money -

Independent -

Telegraph -


BBC entertainment -


St Paul’s Cathedral website -

Lambeth Palace Library -

Dean and Chapter of Westminster (Abbey) -

Westminster Cathedral -


The 2012 Olympics

The 1908 Olympics

The 1948 Olympics

Commonwealth Games Federation

The FA -

Eleven Professional football teams:*

Arsenal, Brentford, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Leyton Orient, Millwall, Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United *excludes Watford which is strictly outside the London borders and Barnet who have recently gained promotion to the football league. Source:Visit London

The Rugby Football Union

Guinness Premiership. Premier Rugby

Wembley National Stadium Limited.

Marylebone Cricket Club

Surrey County Cricket Club

The All England Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC),

the Flora London Marathon,

the Boat Race,,

Horse Racing Tracks

Epsom (home to The Derby),

Kempton Park and

Sandown Park Source:Visit London

Auto Race Tracks

Higher Education

Twenty Four Universities and Colleges:* List -

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City University London -

The University of London

University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

School of Oriental and African Studies

Part of the University of London, SOAS is the world's leading centre for the study of a highly diverse range of subjects concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

London School of Economics,

London Metropolitan University,

Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music Museum

Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL,

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some random stuff




Street Sensation,

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for Theatre

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Maze set up in Trafalgar Square

If its August, there must be a new attraction at Trafalgar Square. This Maze is totally unexpected. I would have thought the next installation would be a Ferris Wheel. But I guess the London Eye needs not some competition.

Here are three links to check out.

Friday, July 30, 2010

London Transport Bicycle Docks near Trafalgar Square

A new bicycle rental system went into effect in July 2010. Operated by London Transport, information is available at this website;

Here is the link to the map showing a good many ‘stations’ where you hope a good bike is available.,-0.139046&spn=0.074779,0.157928&t=h

and here are the locations near Trafalgar Square where…

Charles II Street, @ Haymarket, SW1

Craven Street, WC2 @ Charing Cross

Embankment (Horse Guards), SW1

Little Newport Street, WC2, @ Charing Cross Road

Northumberland Avenue, close to Embankment, I think

Pall Mall East, @ Cockspur SW1

Panton Street, SW1, southwest of Leicester Square

St. Martin's Lane, WC2, @ Long Acre

St. Martin's Street, WC2, behind the National Gallery, (this might be your best bet).

Waterloo Place, SW1

Whitehall Place, @ Embankment

William IV Street, near the Strand

Thursday, May 6, 2010

0.6 The Northeast Corner above Trafalgar Square

St. Martin’s Place is one of my favorite little gateways in London. It is here, around the corner from the National Gallery, that you find the National; Portrait Gallery, a true treasure trove of fascinating stories, and true historic tales. But there is much much more. Here the noise and exhaust from the incredibly busy Charing Cross Road seems muted in the shade of tall Plane trees, and the dynamic atmosphere as one walks past the open spaces of Trafalgar Square, into the warren of alleys and Streets stretching between Soho and Covent Garden. It is in these passages, courts and places that so many book stalls give this the air of an intellectual haven, despite the density of Theatres, pubs, crass souvenir shops and fast food joints. But what gives me a magical feeling, are the to monuments, first, in the centre of St Martins Place, the grand edifice memorializing Edith Cavell is one of so many tributes that stand throughout Westminster. Take a moment to educate yourself. . This is an open space, and the benches here do well on a sunny day.

A second monument, to Sir Henry Irving, can be found around the corner, (counterclockwise around the National Gallery/National Portrait Gallery Complex), off Charing Cross Road at Irving Street, near Orange Street, . This is a Shady place, and worth the walk, on rare hot summer days in London.

It is from this location that one can look north, through so many book shops, towards Seven Tottenham Court Road, and further, to Mornington Crescent, and Camden Town, beyond, or look west, towards Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.

But for the purpose of this exercise, look southeast from the Cavell memorial, for St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Church, and the glass cylinder entry of the new plaza.

The Cylinder is the new entrance to the church’s crypt, but the Church is most worthy of a visit. Check the website…… and find tabs for ‘church’, ‘cafĂ©’, ‘music’, ‘visiting’, ‘hiring spaces’, ‘building’, ‘Christmas appeal’, ‘Chinese’, and ‘about us’. There is also a column on the right showing each day’s schedule. This is a very ‘happening’ place.

The music of this place can not be described in words. Check the music tab on the website, then plan a visit. It is a great way to spend part of a day.