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Gone to Greenwich

Even though November is apparently the wettest month in London we were hopeful of some fine weather as we had a few outdoor activities on our ‘to do’ list for this trip.  352 more words


Tour of England: In praise of SatNav and the man who “cracked” Longitude

“Here lies the real, hard-core difference between latitude and longitude—beyond the superficial difference in line direction that any child can see: The zero-degree parallel of latitude is fixed by the laws of nature, while the zero-degree meridian of longitude shifts like the sands of time.

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Greenwich - Where East meets West.

As one of the boroughs that make up the Docklands area, Greenwich means a lot of things to a lot of different people. However, what makes it truly special is that it’s known throughout the world without many even realising it, most likely as a Greenwich Mean Time, but how exactly did the borough become a by-word for time and space? 441 more words


"You are not stuck in traffic. You ARE traffic."*...

We’ve used 2016 information on population. There are now at least 3.8 billion people living inside the highlighted circle, and that’s not even including the tally from countries that are partially in the circle like Pakistan or Russia.

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Saving Lives with Clocks and Telescopes

From the physics lab in Manchester where the atom was first split, to the hut in Gloucestershire where Edward Jenner developed the first vaccine. England’s historic places are a hotbed of innovation.  1,074 more words

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How I Spent A Day in Greenwich

Travel is about embracing the unexpected and trying new things. Although I stayed in an Airbnb in Greenwich for part of my London trip in April/May,  I didn’t actually explore the area until my final day. 367 more words