General Wolfe window at St. Alfege Church, Greenwich (Courtesy of St. Alfege)

Rare chance to see General James Wolfe’s family vault in Greenwich

St. Alfege Church in Greenwich is offering to show visitors the church crypt, which holds General James Wolfe’s family vault, on Easter Saturday the 15th of April 2017 between 10 am and 5 pm. This is a rare chance to visit the crypt of the historic church. (I emphasized Saturday on purpose.) Details are below. I wouldn’t Continue reading


John Law Baker Fountain behind St Martin in the Fields (Jill Browne)

Ever noticed the John Law Baker fountain behind St. Martin in the Fields?

Did you know there’s a fountain behind the famous church on Trafalgar Square, the Church of St. Martin in the Fields? In fact there’s more, but today I’m just looking closely at the fountain. I walked round to inspect it on a chilly day in November. There was no one else taking an interest, and Continue reading


The Sutton Hoo Helmet at the British Museum, by Don Brown

A Tudor Tower, Oranges and Lemons, a Gothic wonder, and the magnificent British Museum

Did you know you can visit a Tudor tower right in central London? It’s almost hidden in plain sight. Here are four special places for your London Heritage Hotspot explorations: the British Museum St Clement Danes Church St Pancras Station Canonbury Tower. The British Museum with Don Brown What’s one of my favourite London Heritage Continue reading