Regent Street was designed by John Nash and built between 1813 and 1823. It was originally a majestic road between the Prince Regents 'Carlton House in St James Park and Regents Park. This was London's first answer to congestion as well as its first conscious attempt to clear the slums and in so doing segregate the classes. Since the first rebuilding of the street in 1898, much of John Nash's original plan has been destroyed. Regent Street is now lined with expensive, luxurious shops which compete with huge well-known and loved department stores such as Hamley's (the renowned toy store) and Liberty (since 1875) which sells its wares behind its mock-Tudor fa?ade on Great Marlborough Street.
Between bouts of busy tourism, picturesque Lynmouth is a romantic, smuggler's seaside village. The town lies on the shores of the estuary where the E ....Read more
Lying at the eastern edge of the Thames and the London Bridge, The Tower of London has the dubious fame as being one of the most consistently bloody s ....Read more
A historic harbour, Portsmouth has been home to the Royal Navy for over 500 years. Strategically located, Portsmouth was flattened in WWII. Tourists ....Read more
Herne Bay saw its heyday in the Victorian era when Londoners came here in droves in a fashionable search for refreshment from the sea air. Nowadays t ....Read more