Housed in a beautiful Grade-2 listed house in historic Greenwich, the Fan Museum provides a fascinating history of the fan.Read more
The history of Three Mills Island is the history of London. It ground the flour and distilled the gin to feed Londoners for hundreds of years. ODO has visited to learn more.Read more
ODO has been to visit two locations used in the Harry Potter films for the famous street of Diagon Alley.Read more
The Bata shoe factory looms incongruously out of the windswept marshlands of Essex.
Around the factory are hundreds of flat-roofed modernist houses. This is East Tilbury, once home to the Bata shoe works and company town.
Few people have left their mark on a town as profoundly as Little has on the East Sussex seaside-resort of Hastings. Appointed the town’s Borough and Water Engineer in 1926, he helped shape Hastings for 34 years. It was Little’s expertise and enthusiasm for reinforced concrete that earned him the nickname “The Concrete King” and it was with this material that he left his mark on Hastings, much of which can still be seen today.Read more
Billed as “London’s first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk” the Line links a series of al fresco art pieces through a route running from the O2 in north Greenwich to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. It takes its name from the Greenwich Meridian which it crosses and crisscrosses on its meandering path.Read more
Grain is at the end of the long Hoo Peninsula in north Kent and there is only one road in and out. It’s the last stop on the B2001; an eerie route lined with power stations and refineries. At night, these buildings are lit up, creating a strange vista, akin to something out of Blade Runner.Read more
If London had an epicentre for oddness, it would surely be Trinity Buoy Wharf, situated at Bow Creek, the confluence of London’s River Lee and River Thames on the opposite bank to the 02 arena.Read more
Predator 2, London’s least-known and smallest ferry, runs a frequent service between North Greenwich and Trinity Buoy WharfRead more