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The M25 – London’s grand circle - Lucinda Lambton

Travel | By Lucinda Lambton

Egham’s Loire château: Royal Holloway College (1886), Surrey, by William Henry Crossland, inspired by the Château de Chambord

Next time you’re stuck on the motorway, rejoice in the necklace of jewels strung around the capital. By Lucinda Lambton

‘There is a necklace of jewels that is strung around London – otherwise known as the M25.’ BRAVO! I wrote that sentence many years ago and can proudly say that I have not written a better one since. That motorway, which causes such mayhem and misery to so many, is surrounded by a wealth of historical and architectural diversions. ...


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