"I peeped about its old corners with interest and wonder when I was a very little child"
Lying some 50km from London, Rochester overlooks the River Medway. It is a historic town which gained importance from its strategic position on the London to Dover road. A short wander around the town immediately makes apparent why Dickens was so fond of the place. It's a lively and friendly town with old, lopsided, half-timbered buildings. Most date to the 18th century while others are some 600 years old. The long high street with its medieval city walls is lined by Victorian lamps and flower baskets which hang outside the little boutiques, cafes and interesting souvenir shops, all leading to the main tourist attractions; Rochester Cathedral and the Norman Rochester Castle.
Camden Market, an icon in itself, is a must on any trip to London. Although it originally started as a teeny market for crafts it has since swollen b ....Read more
The historic town of Arundel is entirely dominated by its hilltop castle. Lying in the valley of the River Arun, this little town is full of charact ....Read more
The Portobello Road market has drawn crowds since 1837. Every Saturday, the street is swamped by bargain-hunters... ....Read more
Kensington gardens and Hyde Park merge into one at the east end. Originally Kensington gardens were the grounds of Kensington Palace and it was not u ....Read more