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Mazes, dinosaurs and roasts in Crystal Palace

  • Destination: Crystal Palace
  • Inspiring your London adventure: Spend a Sunday afternoon releasing your inner child at Crystal Palace park. After you’re done getting lost in the maze and taking selfies with dinosaurs, head to one (or more!) of the numerous pubs in the area for a Sunday roast and leave a fully paid up member of the SE London fan club…
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Small Steps

I lasted posted about my recovery towards running after a serious accident in January a couple of weeks ago. At that stage I was off painkillers, my movement had improved and had started some urban wandering. 209 more words


20th February 1913. Outrage at Kew.

In 1629 John Parkinson’s, Paradisus Terrestris, was published, a compendium of ‘all sorts of pleasant flowers which our English air will permit to be nursed up’. 543 more words


The Crystal Palace we could have had

With a plan to rebuild Crystal Palace in the news, here’s the winning design  from a 1946 competition to find a replacement for the original, which burned down in 1936. 147 more words

Lismore Castle Gardens – Past and Potential: A Talk by Darren Topps, Head Gardener

Lismore Castle Gardens – Past and Potential: A Talk by Darren Topps at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Thursday 13th November

Lismore Castle and gardens are steeped in history with an initial design by Sir Joseph Paxton dating to the 1840s with some elements of the gardens almost certainly older. 376 more words


The Crystal Palace

By Christina

On the night of 30th November 1936, thousands of people gathered around Upper Norwood in south London to watch an iron and plate glass building known as The Crystal Palace burn to the ground. 1,923 more words


Visitor attraction: in the Crystal Palace 1851

When I first visited London in the 1960s we stayed with my uncle who lived in Crystal Palace. The first place he took us to was the park, where the stone dinosaurs immediately became one of my favourite things in London. 774 more words

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