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Five secret gardens in the City of London
 
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In the heart of London, in the global business district around St Paul’s, dedicated gardeners from the City of London Corporation tend more than 200 micro-parks in just one Square Mile. Many of this Square Mile’s 400,000 daily workers enjoy the flora and fauna through the seasons. Here five of these ‘Secret Gardens’ are introduced by the gardeners themselves. The elected City of London Corporation also runs major open spaces outside the Square Mile, including Hampstead Heath, seven commons around London, Burnham Beeches & Stoke Common and Epping Forest – for everyone in the South East to enjoy free of charge. See www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
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Posh Picnics, Secret London Gardens and Ikea DIY Hacks  // Weekly Vlog 2
 
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This week I've been drinking and eating my way around London with a posh picnic in the park and discovering a secret garden in the middle of Park Lane. Also I tried my hand at an Ikea chest of drawers hack. ❤ Blog // http://www.heroineinheels.com ❤ Instagram // https://instagram.com/laurajhyatt ❤ Twitter // https://twitter.com/laurajhyatt ❤ Facebook // https://www.facebook.com/heroineinheels
Views: 2267 Heroine In Heels
Beautiful Secret Gardens - Solitude, Peace and Serenity
 
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Subscribe to Ephigenia Stamate: http://bit.ly/toEphigenia Stunning images of beautiful gardens. #BeautifulGardens Music: "Long Road Ahead B" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Copy and paste the following text into your video's credits: "Long Road Ahead" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...
Views: 21180 Ephigenia Stamate
Things to Do in Covent Garden London England
 
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Covent Garden London, England is my favorite place! There are tons of things to do in Covent Garden London, England. However, some of them are hidden. This video will show you the best secret things you can do in Covent Garden London. My blog also has a full guide on Covent Garden restaurants, pubs, hotels, afternoon teas and more. http://sunnyinlondon.com/guide-covent-garden-london-restaurants/ LINKS mentioned are: http://withluvdesign.com (For custom t-shirts like mine). Use promo code SUNNY10 for a 10% discount on orders over $25, not including shipping. Harry Potter Things to Do in London: http://sunnyinlondon.com/harry-potter-guide-visiting-london/ The blog also features a 'Guide to London for Visitors' with tips and strategies for planning your first London visit. http://sunnyinlondon.com/guide-to-london-for-americans-visiting-for-first-time I am a Florida expat living in London. Subscribe to this channel for regular news and updates about London. You will learn advice for visiting London and things to do in London like events, attractions, hotels, restaurants, pubs, afternoon teas and more! SOCIAL: TWITTER: @sunny_in_london FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/sunnyinlondon PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/SunnyInLondon INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/sunny_in_london BLOGLOVIN: http://blogloving.com/SunnyInLondon GOOGLE+ http://plus.google.com/+sunnylondonSunandFun Music by: Song: Kontinuum - Lost (feat. Savoi) [Sunroof Remix] | NCS Release Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Watch: https://youtu.be/vKAHowm3Ry0 Download/Stream: http://ncs.io/LostSunroofRemixYO Song: Kovan & Electro Light - Skyline [NCS Release] Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Download/Stream: http://ncs.io/SkylineYO
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Secret gardens of London - Get Inspired London
 
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Hello Everybody, Have you ever wondered what you can find behind lock doors? If the answer is yes, check out this website and join the open garden weekend in London: http://www.opensquares.org We made this selection for you to show how this fascinating world looks. We hope you enjoy! Get Inspired London Team
Royal Botanic Gardens e le piante carnivore!!! #9 Secret London.  Cose da fare e vedere a Londra
 
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Questa settimana vi porto a fare un giretto al Royal Botanic Gardens di Kew. Sono rimasta incantata dalla bellezza del posto e dalla vegetazione esotica che cresce rigogliosa nelle enormi serre. Inoltre the Princess of Wales Conservatory, inaugurato da Lady Diana, ospita la più antica collezione di orchidee con circa 5000 specie e ogni anno, tra febbraio e marzo, viene organizzato il Festival delle orchidee! Bellissimo :-) Per info: www.kew.org Ogni settimana, con questa rubrica, vi porto con me ad esplorare Londra. Spero di farvi vedere scorci curiosi, negozi interessanti, posti insoliti e di darvi qualche informazione utile su questa incredibile città. Un video nuovo ogni venerdì. Seguimi su/follow me on : INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/barbara_cherryglimmer TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/Barbira76 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/barbaracherryglimmer BLOG: http://www.loradelblog.blogspot.co.uk
Travel London: Parks and Gardens
 
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Sonia Gil frolics through London's green spaces! Great Britain isn't all grey skies and clouds. Check out picnics, puppies and more with Sonia in London's best parks and gardens! http://www.facebook.com/soniagilspage http://www.twitter.com/sonia_gil
Views: 23830 soniastravels
The Secret Gardens of New York
 
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New 2 NY Tours www.new2nytours.com A walking tour of New York's west village. Visit many secret gardens.
Views: 484 Evgeniya Simmons
Hidden London : York Water Gate in Victoria Embankment Gardens
 
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This is a short video review of the York Water Gate in Victoria Embankment Gardens bought to you by Visiting London Guide .com We give you a sneak preview and illustrate what the building can offer visitors. For the latest London news, views and reviews go to http://visitinglondonguide.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/visitinglondon
City gardens 🌲 Giardini segreti #15 Secret London Cose insolite da fare e vedere a Londra🇬🇧
 
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In questa puntata di "Secret London", vi porto ad esplorare alcuni City gardens della zona si St.Paul. Si tratta di giardini cittadini ricchi di storia e fascino. Molti sorgono su aree distrutte dal Great Fire del 1666 o bombardate durante la Seconda Guerra mondiale. 🌍Trovate la mappa, un po' di foto e descrizioni sul mio blog: http://www.loradelblog.blogspot.co.uk In ogni episodio di "Secret London" vi porto con me in esplorazione. Spero di farvi vedere scorci curiosi, di darvi qualche informazione utile su questa incredibile città e sulle cose insolite da fare durante una vacanza qui. Buona visione :-) Ciao, ciao! 👉Seguimi/Follow me on: 📷INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/barbara_cherryglimmer 🐦TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/Barbira76 👤FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/barbaracherryglimmer 📝BLOG: http://www.loradelblog.blogspot.co.uk 👻SNAPCHAT: cherryglimmer
Secret Gardens Of Rome
 
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Rome is home to a number of secret gardens that were built for the private pleasure of aristocracy such as Napoleon Bonaparte. Allen Pizzey reports.
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Roehampton Club: London's Secret Gardens
 
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We visited the Roehampton Club a new addition to this weekend's Open Garden Squares event showcasing London's hidden green spaces
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GoPro: London's Secret Spots - #1 Kyoto Gardens
 
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New series on my channel, London's Secret Spots, the first time we discover the japanese gardens in Holland Parka, the Kyoto Gardens, an amazing place. Nuova serie nel mio canale, sara' la London's Secret Spots, dove vi portero' o vi porteremo negli angoli piu' remoti e nascosti di Londra Leggi Qui - Read Description *** ★★★ Se il video ti è piaciuto clicca mi piace e condividi ★★★ ★★★ If you appreciated this video please like and subscribe ★★★ ★★ Seguimi anche sui social, follow me on social networks ★★ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rodrigo_mattiuz Instagram: https://instagram.com/rodryuki Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodrigoshdtv ★ Subscribe - Iscriviti ★ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user= ★ Iscriviti anche al primo canale GoPro Tips & Tricks ★ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RodryFromItaly
worthing secret gardens
 
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worthing secret gardens
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PBS Secrets of the Dead The Lost Gardens of Babylon 720p
 
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Secrets Of The Dead: The Lost Gardens of Babylon Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Hanging Garden of Babylon is the most elusive of these constructions of classical antiquity. While traces have been found of the Great Pyramid of Gaza, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, centuries of digging have turned up nothing about the lost gardens of Babylon – until now. Why, in the nearly 3,000 years since the gardens were presumably built, has no archeological evidence ever been found to support their existence? Is the Hanging Garden of Babylon a myth or a mystery to be solved? Travel with Dr. Stephanie Dalley of Oxford University’s Oriental Institute and author of The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon, to one of the most dangerous places on earth, as she sets out to answer these questions and prove not only that the gardens did exist, but also identify where they most likely were located, describe what they looked like and explain how they were constructed.
01 The Secret Gardens of Harwich, England Part One
 
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Harwich Secret Gardens: This is the 5th Annual garden tour put on by the residents of Harwich, England. "Secret Gardens" are small, but beautiful gardens that cannot be viewed from the street, usually hidden from view. The event raises money for local charities each year. I was lucky to be in Harwich on the weekend of this year's event, and visited most of the hidden gardens. This video is Part One of Five Parts. See the other four videos on my channel.
Views: 20632 Ron Phillips
Silver man secret revealed London street performer, floating and levitating trick
 
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This video shows the diagram how it is done https://youtu.be/AD1Eqa5qstA Silver man Covent Gardens from start to finish you will see how this trick on the streets of London is done, this video clip will show you step by step the secret of the street artist performing a floating and levitating trick.
Views: 16641391 Education
The Secret Gardens of Mayfair
 
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There exists in Mayfair three secret gardens, so secret that they are not named on the maps, are not seen from the street and only accessed from the properties that surround them.
Lovely 'Secret Gardens' that Blend with the Surroundings
 
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Fabulous images of 'secret gardens' in this video. CREDITS: Music: Bird Water Wind Harp Violin by Jeris (c) 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/49278 Ft: SackJo22
Views: 15649 Grig Stamate
Silver man secret revealed from start to finish, floating and levitating trick
 
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Silver man Covent Gardens from start to finish you will see how this trick on the streets of London is done, this video clip will show you step by step the secret of the street artist performing a floating and levitating trick. Must watch this ---- https://youtu.be/z5lb6ZlQPq0
Views: 9976188 Education
Greenwich Royal Tours - Law in London, Shakespeare In London and Secret Gardens of London
 
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Central London tours with a difference courtesy of Greenwich Royal Tours. We have our popular Shakespeare in London Tour, Secret Gardens of London Tour and Law in London Walking Tour. Come along with us and let us treat you like royalty on one of our very personable small London group tours!
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London Gardens & Parks Walk - design and history garden tour guide
 
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London is the world's garden capital. See http://www.gardenvisit.com/londongardenswalk London has museum exhibits about gardens and gardening in the Ancient world; archaeological remains of Roman gardens and medieval gardens; good examples of Renaissance gardens, Baroque gardens, Neoclassical gardens, Romantic gardens, Arts and Crafts gardens, Abstract Modern gardens and Postmodern gardens. London garden design is disussed in the art-historical categories used by art historians and architectural historians and also in stylistic categories. In London, the best represented garden history design styles are: the Augustan Style, the Serpentine Landscape Style, the Picturesque Style, the Gardenesque Style and the Arts and Crafts Styles of garden design. The Chelsea Flower Show and Chelsea Fringe Festival, held in May each year, are great place to see recent trends in the history of garden design, including the Abstract Modern and Postmodern Styles of garden design. The video has clips of Chelsea designs by David Cubero, James Wong, Paul Hervey Brookes, Dairmuid Gavin, NIPpaysage, Petra Horackova, Caroline Comber, Tom Hoblyn, Laurie Chetwood, Patrick Collins, Robert Myers, Andy Sturgeon, Marcus Barnett, Jim Fogarty, Sarah Eberle, Nigel Dunnett. The script is by Tom Turner, author of books on the garden history, philosophy and design of Asian Gardens, European Gardens and British Gardens. Many of the places mentioned in the video are further described in the London Gardens Walk (a Kindle eBook published in 2012 and available from Amazon ASIN: B007L110K0). http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-Gardens-Walk-history-ebook/dp/B007L110K0 See also European gardens: history, philosoply and design http://www.gardenvisit.com/history_theory/european_gardens_companion British gardens: history, philosophy and design http://www.gardenvisit.com/history_theory/british_gardens_companion
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Secret Garden Tour: the Hidden Gardens of Castletown
 
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Periodically, gardening enthusiasts from the ancient capital of Mann open their gardens for public viewing. It's an opportunity to get a glimpse into some rather unique vegetable and leisure gardens. Many hidden away by tall stone walls, this video takes you along with me on my tour of the Hidden Gardens of Castletown. In this video: ✽ Vegetable gardens built on the beach ✽ a walled garden more than 500 years old ✽ Several handmade greenhouses and what's growing inside ✽ Tiny garden ideas ✽ Container garden ideas ✽ a quirky front garden filled with creative garden art THINGS MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO: Photos from the Hidden Gardens of Castletown 2011: https://lovelygreens.com/gardening-monthly-august/ Vintage jewelery collection: https://lovelygreens.com/vintage-jewellery-necklace-brooch/ -- note: "Isabelle" was not one of the people who participated in the Hidden Gardens tour. Just someone I bumped into :) Questions for you about the video: ✽ What are your thoughts on the walled gardens? ✽ Do you have a local garden tour in your area? ✽ What about creative garden art? Do you have any in your garden/yard? ➤ If you enjoyed this video please give it a thumbs up and subscribe (thank you!) ➤Remember to TURN ON notifications to know when new videos are out ➤ FIND LOVELY GREENS ONLINE LEARN MORE: https://lovelygreens.com/about INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/lovely.greens/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LovelyGreens FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lovely.greens.iom/ ➤ NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION https://www.subscribepage.com/q2d1b7 ➤ ENQUIRIES [email protected]
The Secret Gardens of the Open Garden Festival | FULL INTERVIEW
 
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This week, we feature one of the best gardens the Cape has to offer. Join us in the beautiful Franschhoek valley as we explore this masterpiece! http://www.topbilling.com/
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London guide: Kew Gardens (best botanical garden ever) 🌿🐝
 
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A little guide to the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew, in southwest London. A hidden gem of this lovely city. (I had the most amazing autumn day in BEAUTIFUL Kew Gardens, and I just had to show you how pretty it is) 🌞 You can find me here: http://atinybitbeautiful.com/ https://www.instagram.com/martinejska... https://twitter.com/martinejskaret Contact me: [email protected] 🌞 On this channel, you will find vlogs from London and the places I travel, and chatty videos about books and other things I like. I blog more than I film, so check out http://atinybitbeautiful.com/ Please subscribe for more videos!
Views: 526 Martine Skaret
Hidden London: Bear Baiting Bear Gardens, London
 
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This is the area where bear baiting was common in London during Pepys time.
Views: 379 urbancyclist1
360⁰ Tours of London - Hampstead Secret Garden (1/6)
 
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Hampstead Hill Garden & Pergola Southern Pergola & Terrace (1/6) Address: North End Way | Hampstead Heath, London, NW3 7ET, England Experience one of London’s hidden treasures in 360⁰ Take a trip into serenity and explore the unspoilt atmosphere of the Hampstead pergola and hill garden. A secret paradise within a busy city brought to you exclusively in virtual reality. Situated amongst one of London’s most popular open spaces, this is a part of Hampstead Heath some may not be familiar with. This Edwardian utopia hosts 5 acres of enchanting scenery and is a grade II listed national heritage site. Lord Leverhulme’s iconic Edwardian Party Garden ‘The Hill’ is better known today as the Hampstead pergola & hill gardens. Construction was completed in 1906 with the help of landscape architect; Thomas Mawson. The gardens purpose was to serve as an extravagant setting to entertain family, friends and guests. Leverhulme previously named William Lever continued to expand on the pergola until his passing in 1925. The gardens unique character has been accessible to the public since 1963 and boasts an impressive 800ft long pergola. We have captured the ambience of this truly fascinating scenery on a beautiful day in the English capital. Take a trip through these tranquil gardens that include a breath-taking landscape filled with exotic flowers and overgrown vines that engulf the stunning surroundings. Find out more about the history of this park at; Also Known as ‘Hill House’ ‘The Hill’ ‘Inverforth house’ ‘Heath lodge’ ‘Cedar Lawn’ https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/hampstead-heath/heritage/Pages/the-pergola.aspx http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=CAM055 https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1113202 360⁰ video is currently available for Google Chrome (Desktop) and through the YouTube app (Mobile) Please do select the highest quality setting and use with a WIFI connection to achieve best possible results.  If viewing through your Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard, Sony PlayStation vr or any other virtual reality headset please also ensure you select the cardboard view option. CAPTURE MORE WITH VIRTUAL REALITY If you would like your event or space recorded in 360⁰ video please get in touch at  [email protected] or visit our website www.1turn.co.uk. Twitter: @1turn360  Facebook: @1turn360
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What to look out for in autumn at Kew Gardens | City Secrets | Time Out London
 
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Love autumn? Love walking around London's green spaces? Well here's the TIME OUT GUIDE to Kew Gardens. We flag up some of the amazing spaces to find autumn colours, and speak to one of the gardeners about his favourite spots.
Views: 4741 Time Out
Top 4 Secret Gardens In Sydney
 
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Including: Wendy's Secret Garden Lex and Ruby's Garden Lisgar Gardens Swain Gardens Full post on my blog londonerinsydney.com More secret things in Sydney and things to do on my blog too!
Views: 1306 Londoner In Sydney
Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden (Leeds 7/24/13)
 
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Music video by Bruce Springsteen performing Secret Garden. (C) 2013 Bruce Springsteen
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The Secret Garden Wedding
 
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An enchanted display inspired by the most intricate details of a garden whilst incorporating aspects of Arabic design Dubai World Trade Center
Views: 319739 Eventique Arabia
THE QUEEN'S GARDEN | Garden Party | PBS
 
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Premieres Sunday, January 11, 2015, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS. With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.
Views: 40793 PBS
Hidden London: Fake Facade in Leinster Gardens W2
 
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A building that isn't a real house!
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The Emperor's Secret Garden (2010) 乾隆花园修缮记
 
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The fabled Forbidden City in Beijing, a 178 acre city-within-a-city, clothed in secrecy and surrounded by myth, was for centuries a tantalising mystery to the west. Isolated behind high walls for nearly five hundred years, successive rulers built up a collection of the most remarkable and opulent buildings and artworks of Chinese culture. The city became The Palace Museum when the Emperor left its sanctuary in 1924. But the city had one more secret to reveal; tucked away in the Forbidden City's north-east corner lay something different; a unique group of buildings that had lain unused and virtually untouched for more than two hundred years. In 2001, the Palace Museum and a foreign NGO, the New York-based World Monuments Fund partnered to conserve the Garden, choosing to restore Juanqinzhai (倦勤斋, the Studio of Exhaustion from Diligent Service) first. This was the first large-scale interior conservation project and the museum's first international collaboration. May 2010, China's ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, joined Prince Charles at a showing in the British Museum of "The Emperor's Secret Garden", a documentary sponsored by the Robert Ho Foundation of Hong Kong about the lodge's restoration. The film was aired on Sky in June. Later that year furniture and fittings from the garden also began a year-long tour of America, the first such showing outside China.
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Best FREE View Of London! | Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street
 
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Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street offers one of the best views of London from above - and it's completely free to visit. Check out my video for the top things you need to know before going there. If you're planning a trip to London, this hidden gem is a total must see! ...SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE VIDEOS... https://www.youtube.com/girlvsglobe ...FOLLOW ME... BLOG: http://www.girlvsglobe.com INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/girlvsglobe TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/girlvsglobe FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/girlvsglobe PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/girlvsglobe ...SIGN UP TO MY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER... http://eepurl.com/9KoZ9 Sabina Trojanova aka girlvsglobe is a full-time UK-based lifestyle blogger, travel blogger, fashion blogger and YouTuber. I'm all about responsible travel, sustainable fashion, natural beauty and veggie food. If that's your kind of thing go ahead and subscribe for more! :) destination guide | travel vlog | fashion lookbook | vegetarian food and lots more
Views: 35346 Girl vs Globe
Secrets of the District Line
 
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It's Part 3 of 'Secrets of the Underground' and this time Geoff Marshall is starting at Upminster and travelling from east to west on the District Line, and along the way will point out all the things you've most likely missed on your travels. LIKE THIS? Watch the secrets of other Underground lines on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Londonistvids
Views: 638498 Londonist Ltd
Hidden London (Part 1) : Pimlico Gardens - iPhone and Android App
 
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Get the free Hidden London iPhone app ! http://www.itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hidden-london/id425927592?mt=8 Android (Amazon App Store) : http://www.amazon.com/Beutelkind-Hidden-London-Free/dp/B008I6BJI0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1343578163&sr=8-2&keywords=hidden+london London Thames : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/london-thames/id543712781?mt=8
Views: 240 Martin Smith
The Fake House In Leinster Gardens - Britain's Secret Homes
 
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All is not as it seems in Leinster Gardens...
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7 Things to Do in Covent Garden, London
 
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A guide to one of London's most popular areas, Covent Garden. Here's what to do while in Covent Garden, including where to grab some food, a visit to Neal's Yard in Seven Dials, and a bit about Covent Garden's street performers. *click see more for my Covent Garden guide* Next up: Watch "Things to Do in Soho, London" over on Wandergasm's channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8XE3CRbx0g&feature=youtu.be **Download my free guide to Covent Garden: http://loveandlondon.com/covent-garden-guide ** My other London advice videos: 10 Important Things to Know Before Visiting London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX9OkVTnQUc&index=1&list=PL6u96nZN-L_bjBvhTdAYvq0EpL3y-At9C How to Get Around London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaArq1R1n1c&list=PL6u96nZN-L_bjBvhTdAYvq0EpL3y-At9C&index=2 How to Spend + Exchange Money in London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ywl5zU2cDo&list=PL6u96nZN-L_bjBvhTdAYvq0EpL3y-At9C&index=5 Subscribe for more videos like this every week (it's free): https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=loveandlondon You can also find me on: Blog: http://loveandlondon.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/jess_inlondon Facebook: http://facebook.com/Loveandlondon Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jess_inlondon Snapchat: jess_inLondon Music Provided by NoCopyrightSounds: Kontinuum - First Rain: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKI1P2gEK54 Kontinuum: https://soundcloud.com/Kontinuum
Views: 95534 Love and London
Secret of Kate Middleton's garden is revealed: Kensington Palace's 300-year-old.
 
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Secret of Kate Middleton's garden is revealed: Kensington Palace's 300-year-old pathways were carved symbolically to align with the summer and winter solstices. The gardens of Prince William and Kate Middleton are riddled with pathways carved to symoblically align with the solstices, researchers have discovered. The 300-year-old paths wind across Kensington Palace Garden's 265 acres (107 hectares) of land. Physicists from Italy reexamined the complex networks of paths using satellite imagery and discovered that key walkways are orientated along the sunrise of the solstices. Kensington Palace, which is situated in west London, has been the home of British monarchs since 1689. The Gardens' network of paths was first drawn up in 1728. 'In origin, the Gardens were the western section of the park created by Henry VIII in 1536 for hunting purposes,' Professor Amelia Sparavigna from Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy wrote in a research paper. 'At the request of Queen Caroline, in 1728 the Kensington Gardens were separated from the Hyde Park. 'The Gardens were designed by Henry Wise and Charles Bridgeman in order to form a landscape garden, which included the Round Pond and formal avenues.' The paths in the Gardens have remained unchanged for almost 300 years. Now, researchers from Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy have discovered that the paths align with the British solstices. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, when the sun will reach its highest point in the sky. But the spectacle could be spoilt by trees looming overhead, she said. And Kensington Palace opens to the public at 6am, which is after sunrise in the summer months. It is not clear why the Gardens' pathways were built to align with solstices. Professor Sparavigna told Live Science that she thinks that the solstice alignments were created 'for symbolic meaning, not for practical reasons.' But she is unsure as to what the symbolic meaning could be. The research was published online by the Social Science Research Network. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk
Views: 32823 Breaking News
Welcome to London - Tour around Covent Garden
 
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Welcome to Covent Garden, London. I’m going to show you around and tell you what I know about this famous neighbourhood. Covent Garden is a popular place for tourists to visit in London, so I thought you’d like to see it. Native Londoners (like me) also go to Covent Garden just to walk around and to soak up the atmosphere. Join me as we learn about how this area was in the old days. I will tell you a little bit about the history of London -- how Covent Garden once used to be a very poor area and was considered to be a slum. You can now see how different it is -- there are many theatres and expensive shops. I wonder what it would have been like to be a flower seller in Victorian London. I had fun making this video for you -- hope you enjoy it! Take the quiz here: http://www.engvid.com/welcome-to-london-covent-garden#quiz TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. I'm Jade. In today's video, we're going for a walk around Covent Garden in London. It's one of London's famous areas, and it's known for entertainment and performers. So as we walk around, I'm going to tell you some of the things that I know about this area. Are you ready? Let's go. That's a cool shop! So here we are in Covent Garden. This area's really famous for theaters and street performers. And even though there are modern shops all around us and cafes, whenever I come here, I really get a sense of the old London, the London of 100 years ago or 150 years ago. At that time, too, there would have been street performers. And they would have sold roses and sung songs, songs like this, "Who will buy my sweet red roses? Such a sight you never did see." That song is from a musical called "Oliver". And that was written by Charles Dickens. So yeah. When I come to Covent Garden, I get a sense of all the history of London. Let's take a look at some of the performers. I don't know about you, but I think I've seen enough street performers now to last me a while. So I've taken you to a different part of Covent Garden because right behind me is a house where the great author Charles Dickens used to live. And do you know anything about Charles Dickens? Because he's one of our most famous writers. And he wrote at a time where London was pretty much poverty, disease, and misery for most Londoners. So we're really lucky to have the very different London that you see today. But I want to show you a part of Covent Garden so you can really imagine that time of Charles Dickens. Shoe distraction! Here we are at Seven Dials. It's a part of Covent Garden where there's a roundabout and seven streets coming off the roundabout. This place, in Victorian London, was a very different place. It was London's poorest slum. So it was one of London's worst areas. At that time, in a single house, as many as seven families lived. There was no electricity. There was no running water. So you can imagine it was a very dirty place. Also, there would have been a lot of crime around here because the families were very poor. These days, we see something really different. We see expensive boutiques. We see nice cafes. But at that time, the shops were called "rag and bone shops", and that means they didn't sell new things; they sold really, really old clothing that was almost falling apart, very, very old boots. So there was nothing new because this was a really poor area then. Because London is so old, we have secret alleyways like this. This is called "Neal's Yard", and it's actually one of my favorite places in Covent Garden because just down there, there are some cafes and really nice juice bars and things like that. But can you imagine how scary it would have been in Victorian times when all the people around here were a bit poor and a bit dodgy? But we're quite safe now. What I'm going to do now is get warm in one of those nice cafes there. And what you can do now is go and do the quiz for today's video on the EngVid website. If you enjoyed this tour around Covent Garden, thumbs up. And don't forget to subscribe. And I'd just like to say thanks for watching. See you later.
The Secret Gardens of Sandwich
 
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We invite you to take a look around our beautiful gardens and stunning grounds based at The Secret Gardens of Sandwich in Kent.
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Kew Gardens London
 
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The Royal Gardens in Kew and Richmond upon Thames in London. 120 hectares of natural beauty. It started in 1759. The Palm House and the Temperate House among others. It's the world's largest collection of living plants. The gardens are world heritage. Kew Gardens initiated in 2000 the Millennium Seed Bank Project.
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''PENTAGRAM" LONDON - Hyde Park  - Masonic Symbols & Serpentine - Kensington Palace Gardens
 
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An interesting view from above 'Kensington Palace Gardens', Freemason Capital City lots of Symbolism here & Esoteric Secrets The Duke of Kent's residence, Master Mason in England so I heard The Beatles knew about the Freemasons... it is mentioned in the film 'HELP'... FREEMASONS mentioned in the film... even The Beatles is an ANAGRAM of The BEAST in 'REVELATION'... Beast is an ANAGRAM too.... with a hint of French ---- Le Beast Paul McCartney died in 1966, maybe killed for mentioning Freemasonry, yet replaced by MI5 with Billy Shears/Shepherd. Watching the film 'Prometheus' may shed more light on this subject,
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The Secret Gardens of the Open Garden Festival
 
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Gardeners are exterior designers and the special reward that their work lives, grows and offers another look, every season. This week we head over to see just such an Eden in Franschhoek and a competitor in this year’s Open Garden Festival. This week, we feature one of the best gardens the Cape has to offer. This English country garden, with formal edging, flowing lawns and personal wine and olive farm, is something owners Clive and Joanna Venning are very proud of. Joanna’s enthusiasm was born of growing up in England where her mother is a very keen gardener and her father a farmer. For his part, Clive has owned several golf courses and is a master at lawns. Together, they boast all the skills required. The entrance to their home suggests a couple who loves to be in touch with Nature and there’s almost as much plant life inside as out. The lawns are a golfer’s dream, with the pool and terrace is awash in the healthiest looking iceberg roses. Cyprus trees lend structure and height, and while everything is laid out in scale and proportion, it never feels overly formal. The couple have also used soft, loose English plantings where possible and have avoided hard colours, going for a palette of blues, whites, pinks, purples and apricots. This is one garden that definitely proves what you put in is what you get out. Step in to this Cape Eden on Top Billing this Thursday at 7:30pm on SABC3. http://www.topbilling.com/
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