John Horniman (1803 – 1893) established ‘Horniman's Tea Company’, a tea trading and blending business using mechanical packaging. He then passed the business onto his son, Frederick John Horniman (1835 – 1906) in 1869 when he retired.
On the banks of the River Thames at Greenwich from 1443 to 1660 sat a spectacular palace. It was the Palace of Placentia.
The Devil's Dyke V-shaped dry valley is the result of solifluction and river erosion more than 14,000 years ago. In the late 19th century though, it was turned into an adventure park.
In 1572, cartographers Georg Braun from Germany and Frans Hogenberg from Belgium produced an early birds-eye detailed map of London.