Friday Photo: The Garden Museum

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THE GARDEN Museum is a small museum created in the late 70s in a disused church next to Lambeth Palace by the River Thames. It aims to capture “what gardens mean to people, in a collaborative forum of activities, debate, collections and archives.” With exhibits and activities inside what was once St Mary’s Church, it has a delightful cafe and knot …

Photos: Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race 2014

Rob PowellEvents

LAST Tuesday saw the historic Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race take place on the Thames. The rowing race between London Bridge and Cadogan Pier, Chelsea for young watermen was established in 1715 by the Dublin-born stage actor Thomas Doggett. The entrants in this year’s race were Harry McCarthy, Charlie Maynard, Louis Pettipher, Dominic Coughlin and Benjamin Folkard. Prince Philip was present to …

Photos: Clipper Race homecoming parade

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THE TWELVE yachts that took part in the Round The World Clipper Race arrived back in London last weekend. With the race completed the evening before, the clippers came up the Thames on Saturday in a Parade of Sail which passed the Thames Barrier at 11.45 and reached Tower Bridge an hour later. The race was established in the 1990s …

Putney Bridge closed to traffic until October

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PUTNEY Bridge in South West London has closed to all motor traffic until October. The scheduled closure is so that Wandsworth Council can undertake a £1.5million repair programme on the bridge which was opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1886. While the “vitally-needed repairs” take place to the Grade-II listed structure, pedestrians and cyclists can still cross …

Friday Photo: Thames sunset behind Dartford Bridge

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It’s only a month since I lasted posted some photos of a lovely sunset behind the Dartford Bridge but the sky was again rather magnificent last night. As with all photos on the site, any of these pictures can be ordered as a print and you can all the photos in your inbox by subscribing to the site. You can …