Travel An Edwardian gazebo in Kingston, passed as you meander along the river Thames

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Pile 'em high, flog 'em cheap? Not this time, Westminster

Millennium funds could be used to rescue the Royal Naval College from the Government's car-boot sale, says Jonathan Glancey

Anniversaries: 20th October 1995

Anniversaries

Labour says Naval College should be taken off market

IAN MacKINNON

LEADING ARTICLE: Selling our heritage down the river

Knight, Frank and Rutley has just sent us its latest estate agent's brochure. Who are this happy couple, smiling broadly from the inside cover? None other than Virginia Bottomley and Michael Portillo. And it is hardly surprising that they are beaming. The Secretaries of State for Heritage and Defence have a distinctly des res to sell; they are not flogging off council houses. This time they are into serious real estate: the Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Greenwich means madness

The idea of flogging the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, to the private sector - a decision announced by the Department of National Heritage last week - must be one of the most hare-brained and piratical yet in the history of the Conservative governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Selling the family silver is one thing; trying to get shot of the house is quite another.

For sale: Wren pile, with views of river

DANNY PENMAN

Buyers flock to Wren's old nest for a view of history

Heritage for sale: Contents of house where architect oversaw building of St Paul's to be auctioned

History in a day and all that

"THE FIRST date in English history is 55BC." So opens that model of scholarship, 1066 and All That. And so, give or take some rough verbiage, opens This Sceptr'd Isle (R4), a series that will fill the sacred 15 minutes after the Morning Service throughout the next year, offering us Memorable Dates and Bad Things aplenty. The rounded, nay spherical, tones of Anna Massey give spurious orotundity to Christopher Lee's bumpy script, filled out, so far, with solemn readings from Winston Churchill and extracts from a remarkably bad translation of Tacitus.

So you thought you knew the Thames ...

The river still provides new sights and hidden surprises, says Michael Leapman, even for a Londoner. Just take a walk on the south side

Of gusts and shadows

Buffeted and battered by one wind tunnel too many

London: the step-by-step guide Michael Leapman takes a springtime walk on Turkey Street

this springtime walk on the northern edge of London takes in two splendid gardens and gives a surprising view of a famous City landmark, designed by Sir Christopher Wren but now festering in the countryside.

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An enormous - and hugely expensive - hoarding has run afoul of the Corporation of London. But Amanda Baillieu says that it's w ell worth seeing - while you can

Royal parks `sliding into shabbiness and decay'

Nicholas Schoon reviews a plan for Greenwich to be turned into `a new Versailles'

Bright future on the horizon for Greenwich : DOCKLANDS A SPECIAL REPORT

The talk along the Greenwich waterfront is of change. Over a lunchtime pint in the Anchor and Hope looking out at the wooden jetties at low tide, locals ponder how life in the south London borough once was and how it might be in the future.

A monumental achievement

Jonathan Glancey welcomes the hi-tech changes at an architectural and u rban archive
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