journey

What you can do during ninety minutes? You can travel form Kensington and Chelsea College to Photographers Gallery and take some nice shots. But not if you have to travel via Kensal Green:)

Chelsea Harbour is a mixed-use development in Central London, situated on the north bank of the River Thames, in the Sands End area. It lies within the eastern boundary of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and on the southwestern boundary of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains luxury apartments, a luxury hotel named Wyndham Grand, and offices and showrooms, surrounding a small marina.

Kensal Green cemetery is London’s oldest public burial ground and has an eclectic mix of architectural styles. The layout of the graves appears to have no discernible order or pattern. You will find tombs from the 1700s next to gravestones from the 1990s. You will see simple grave stones next to mausoleums, Greeks next to Russians next to French next to Mr Jones of Carlton Villas, Maida Vale.

There are two ways to explore the cemetery; the first way is to take a two-hour guided tour every Sunday at 2pm for under £5. If you go on the first Sunday in the month, you will then be able to explore the vaults underneath the Dissenters’ Chapel; all the organisers of the tours ask is that you bring your own torch. The other, more adventurous way to explore the cemetery is to do it yourself. You’ll have as much time as you want to take in the sights and surprising smells of heather and lavender from the cemetery and madras from the bustling high street behind the cemetery walls.

Hamley’s is the oldest toy shop in the world and one of the world’s best-known retailers of toys. Founded by William Hamley as “Noah’s Ark” in High Holborn, London, in 1760, it moved to Regent Street in 1881.

Its flagship store in London is across 7 floors with more than 50,000 toys. Located at Nos. 188-196 Regent Street, it is considered one of the city’s major tourist attractions, receiving around five million visitors per year. The chain has several other outlets in the United Kingdom and others worldwide.

Hamleys was bought in 2003 by Baugur Group, an investment company in Iceland. Then was taken over by the Icelandic bank Landsbanki. In September 2012 Groupe Ludendo, a toy retailer based in France, bought Hamleys for £60 million.

Marlborough Street and Photographers Gallery