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Barham Park in West London is an 18th-century garden built on the property of George Barham. He is known for founding Express Dairies. George Michael’s Round Here video features scenes that were shot in Roe Green Park. The Spirit of Youth statue by sculptor Freda Skinner can be found next to the entrance of Roundwood Park.
The University of West London was established in 1860 as Lady Byron School. Notable alumni include musician Ben Salter, musician Pete Townshend, singer Freddie Mercury of Queen, film producer and Oscar nominee Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, and politicians Diane James and James Cleverly.
Legend has it that a 7th-century fisherman ferried a stranger to Thorney Island. The stranger was in fact Saint Peter who was on his way to consecrate the church that would later become Westminster Abbey. The Abbey was founded in 1059.
There are not that many areas where you can take butchery classes. West London is one of them. The Ginger Pig offers classes that will help you become an expert in choosing the best meat and you will be shown exactly what to do with the pieces to get the most of them.
In a corner of Kensington Gardens you can meet… Peter Pan. Stumble into the statue that has been commissioned by J M Barrie himself.