Tag Archives: London

Walks: ‘Camden Market’ In London, England (Video)

In this video we take a walking tour of Camden Market or Camden Lock. Started in 1976, Camden Market started off as a small arts and crafts fair in the backyard of Dingwalls. Originally it was temporary and only open on Sundays, however its popularity grew fast. Today it is one of the largest market in London, open seven days a week. Recorded: Dec 2020.

Sunday Morning Podcast: Latest News From Zurich, Hong Kong & London

The weekend’s biggest points of discussion are dissected by Tyler Brûlé, Solène Léger, Florian Egli and Marcus Kraft, with commentary from our editors in London and Hong Kong. Plus: Israel’s ‘Haaretz’ newspaper.

Sunday Morning Podcast: Headlines From Zurich, London & Tokyo (2021)

The weekend’s top news with Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé, Urs Bühler, Eemeli Isoaho and Chandra Kurt, with commentary from our editors in London and Tokyo. Plus: what’s on the pages of Greece’s ‘Kathimerini’ newspaper.

Walks: City Of London’s Hidden Parks (4K Video)

Filmed: Thursday 3 January 2021 – A tour of the City of London’s hidden peaceful parks and gardens from Millennium Bridge to London Wall.

Video timeline: 00:00 Millennium Bridge 05:35 Peter’s Hill 08:04 Sermon Lane 12:03 St Paul’s Churchyard 16:00 Cheap Side 16:48 Newgate Street 18:33 King Edward Street 19:31 Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden 22:18 King Edward Street 23:48 Postman’s Park 28:11 Aldersgate Street 29:30 Museum of London 33:12 London Wall

Historic Villages: ‘Barnes – Richmond Upon Thames’ In Southwest London, UK

Barnes played a role in everything from the invention of football to the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. Carla Passino takes a closer look.

Toby Keel – January 6, 2021

Until an army of 19th-century engineers descended on Barnes to build bridges and railways, this was a world apart, a rural idyll preserved intact by the Thames that bounds it on three sides.

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the village had made history even earlier, when it was granted by King Æthelstan to the canons of St Paul in the 900s. The link between Barnes and St Paul’s persists more than 1,000 years on, as the Dean and Chapter owns one of the local gems: 122-acre Barnes Common.

Today, its woodland and acid grass-land are an oasis for hedgehogs, bats, butterflies and Nature-starved Londoners, but, for many centuries, they were home to grazing cattle. The livestock even became embroiled in a dispute between Barnes and neighbouring Putney in 1589, when ‘the men of Barnes refused to allow the men of Putney to use the Common and impounded their cattle,’ reports A History of the County of Surrey.

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