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Barclays Bank, 20 The Town, Enfield

What possible interest could there be in a bank in a friendly, though unremarkable town in north London? Well the branch of Barclays bank at...

Bir-Hakeim

Like the London Underground, the Paris Métro has its share of interesting or unusual station names: Campo-Formio, Dupleix, Europe, Glacière, Invalides, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Malesherbes, Oberkampf,...

Most featureless place in Britain

How do you decide what is the most featureless place? The Cambridge dictionary defines featureless as ‘looking the same in every part, usually in...

Clockwise v Anticlockwise

I was at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London, a few weeks ago with my eight-year old grand-daughter. As the official website says ‘water...

The Quietest Place in England

If you were asked where the quietest place in Britain was, what would be your answer? You might say it all depends. Where there is...

Extremes of Britain – The Furthest North

What are the furthest points north, south, east and west in Britain? Are they worth a visit? How easy are they to get to?...

Snapshot 3

This giant hole constructed of stone goes somewhere. Have you any idea what it’s for and where it is? Here is the bigger picture with the answers. And here is...

Horsell Common & H G Wells

Map of Horsell Common. The common also has three Bronze Age barrows which are scheduled ancient monuments protected by law, as well as a...

A Crisis of Brilliance

A new exhibition has opened at Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London, Nash, Nevison, Spencer, Gertler, Carrington, Bomberg: A Crisis of Brilliance, 1908-1922. These six...

The Lost World

Mount Roraima, a table top mountain in South America marks the border between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. The mountain is  2,810 metres high, and...

The Obscure Cities

The covers of the series of graphic novels by the Belgians François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters, Les Cités Obscures, published by Casterman Les Cités obscures (The Obscure Cities) is a...

Horsell Common & H G Wells

To the north of the modern town of Woking in Surrey, England, is the village of Horsell, and to the north of Horsell is...

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