20 Great Walks From 20 The Barons

20 Great Walks From 20 The Barons “TWENTY bridges from Tower to Kew – Wanted to know what the River knew, Twenty Bridges or twenty-two, For they were young, and the Thames was old And this is the tale that River told.” ― Rudyard Kipling  The River Thames has been […] Read more »

London Rooftops

“When there’s hardly no day, Nor hardly no night, There’s things half in shadow, And halfway in light, On the rooftops of London, Coo, what a sight!” The Baron has come over all Mary Poppins, all Chim Chiminey, after indulging in a night on the tiles and discovering that the […] Read more »

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

With Easter weekend upon us, The Baron’s thoughts have turned to chocolate. He has little time for eggs and rabbits, but will happily employ the holiday as excuse to indulge his addiction to chocolate truffles. And in this, he shares a vice with that most chocolate-infused of children’s authors, Roald […] Read more »

Gravity

As the credits rolled on the Oscars for another year (and Gravity pulls us all back down to earth eventually), it was a joy for everyone at 20TheBarons to see so many golden statuettes migrating to the trophy cabinets of the West London region’s famous film studios. Gravity, which won […] Read more »

Valentine’s Day at 20 The Barons

It’s Valentine’s day at 20 The Barons and Cupid’s flight-path soars over London today. The great love god might be surprised to see some of the finest evening celebrations taking place in the city’s museums and galleries: a reminder of the cultural diversity on offer in our fine capital, even on […] Read more »

Two Twickenham Floods in History

In this watery winter of drenched discontent The Baron is considering whether we should all commence on the Ark. Counting our lucky stars at The Barons and hoping the skies clear and ground drains for those suffering at the hands of the current flood waters, it is high tide and time to […] Read more »

The Thames, Fair River

The Thames, Fair River “Glide gently, thus forever glide, O Thames! That other bards may see, As lovely visions by thy side As now, fair river, come to me.” ‘Lines written near Richmond, upon the Thames, at Evening’ —William Wordsworth, 1798 What would St Margarets, Twickenham and Richmond be without […] Read more »

St Margarets and The Beatles

The story of St Margarets and the Beatles can be told in three movies with St Margarets at their heart. Filmed at Twickenham Studios, a minute’s walk from 20 The Barons, they also featured location shoots that stamped the area with the Fab Four’s historic boot-prints. In March 1964, the […] Read more »

A tour of St Margarets village

Residents at 20 The Barons are fortunate enough to find themselves at the centre of St Margarets Village, an area that combines the best of two worlds. It has a mainline railway station only 9 miles west of central London, yet retains the local atmosphere, community spirit, independent shops, and […] Read more »