London’s only cable car, Emirates Air Line, crosses the Thames between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. A while ago a group of us took the trip from Greenwich. The cable car is only a short walk from North Greenwich Tube station, near the O2. The journey across the river takes about 10 minutes. What… More The Emirates Air Line experience
One morning in 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts, a prominent businessman and his wife were axed to death in their home. The prime suspect was their daughter Lizzie. Lizzie Borden’s name passed into American legend as the story of her trial for the murder became a media sensation. There was even a rhyme about the case. The rhyme suggests… More Lizzie Borden is now a musical!
World Heritage Site The National Maritime Museum building started out as a school for seafarers children in 1807. Following an Act of Parliament establishing The National Maritime Museum in 1934, the museum was opened to the public by King George VI in 1937. In 1997 UNESCO awarded World Heritage Site status was to ‘Maritime Greenwich’.… More The National Maritime Museum
Christopher Wren was born on 20th October 1632 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He became a mathematician and scientist but is perhaps best known as an architect. After the Great Fire of London in 1666,Christopher Wren came up with plans to rebuild the city. He designed 51 new city churches, as well as the new St Paul’s Cathedral.… More Christopher Wren’s Birthday – 20th October