Some died of gluttony, others fell beneath the wheels. A certain Balu was even poisoned. This fenced-off Victorian canine graveyard in the back garden of the park’s Victoria Lodge brims with sorry tales. They hadn’t quite nailed dog names back then – see ‘Scum’, ‘Freeky’ and ‘King of Pussies’.
It’s fair to say we’re all doing quite a bit of wandering around the city at the moment. If you’re after stuff to head to on those ambles, then look no further. With going abroad not really an option for the next few months, now is the perfect time to reimagine London. Let’s start looking at our city’s historical sites, tranquil beauty spots and architecture with the eyes of a tourist, taking time to explore parts we’ve never seen before and dig into their histories. From dark and weird artefacts and really, really, really old stuff to the super-cool curiosities hidden in plain sight at some of London’s major landmarks, this guide is a starting point to exploring the stranger side of our city.