June 2021 archive


Snaresbrook’s name derives from a corruption of Sayers Brook, a tributary of the River Roding that flows through Wanstead to the east.

TUM Book Club: This Other London

Join John Rogers as he ventures out into an uncharted London like a redbrick Indiana Jones in search of the lost meaning of our metropolitan existence. Nursing two reluctant knees and a can of Stella, he perambulates through the seasons seeking adventure in our city’s remote and forgotten reaches. When John Rogers packed away his …

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Shepherds Bush

Shepherd’s Bush is an area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Victoria Line

The Victoria line – coloured light blue on the tube map – runs between both Brixton and Walthamstow Central. Victoria Line: Walthamstow Central to Brixton Victoria Line southbound Walthamstow Central to Blackhorse Road walk Blackhorse Road to Tottenham Hale walk Tottenham Hale to Seven Sisters walk Seven Sisters to Finsbury Park walk Finsbury Park to …

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Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters’s name is derived from seven elms which were planted in a circle with a walnut tree at their centre on an area of common land known as Page Green.

Russell Square

Russell Square station, now on London’s Piccadilly Line, was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906.

Ruislip Manor

The construction of a halt on the Metropolitan Railway in the area in 1912 led to the development of Ruislip Manor on what was rural land.

Emoji answers

The answers to the Emoji Quiz 1: Balham 2: Wanstead 3: Clapham 4: Shooters Hill 5: Swiss Cottage 6: Angel 7: Hyde Park 8: Nine Elms 9: Catford 10: Queens Park 11: Strawberry Hill 12: Blackfriars 13: Dalston 14: Gants Hill 15: Madame Tussauds 16: Abbey Road 17: Battersea Cats and Dogs Home 18: Olympic …

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Sloane Square

Sloane Square station was opened on 24 December 1868 by the Metropolitan District Railway when the company opened the first section of its line.

Ruislip Gardens

Ruislip Gardens is on the Central Line, situated between West Ruislip and South Ruislip.