From the air Heathrow looks like The Star of David but this is pure co-incidence. If transporting a bicycle to England by air in the aircraft hold as you travel, buy a ‘bike bag’ whereby the bicycle can be schlepped on the shoulder and reassembled at the destination airport. Modern bicycles are light aluminium. Foreigners are greeted at Heathrow by images from all the main earthbound religions Islam, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu. A multi-denominational Chapel is prominent at Gatwick as most airports. Wherever Roman cities and towns grew so did Jewish influence. 1258 – Hagin fil’ Rabbi Moses of Lincoln, was the Arch-Presbyter, an extremely wealthy member of the community. Since Cromwell cleverly admitted a Jewish cemetery in London, England is synonymous with religious tolerance. Unanimously, England a sanctuary from The Spanish Inquisition, monolithic papal power and barbarity. The Jews most obvious quirk in England is they do not like you knowing their business. Cromwell used the Jews as a network as spies as far as Goa and beyond.
Early Mosque Laygate, South Shields for Yemen community. All major towns and cities in The Midlands and North of England have prominent Mosques. In Newark a bingo hall is modelled on a Mosque and may been once used as a Mosque. Regent’s Park Mosque, London prominent copper dome not a stone’s throw from American residency. Cycling through Regent’s Park is allowed only on limited tracks or on the Inner and Outer Circles. Visit Primrose Hill directly and Camden Market via the Grand Union Canal. Camden Lock Market from Camden Town Tube or Chalk Farm. Visit Little Venice and Portobello Road also from Regent’s Park but there is a tunnel under Edgware Road.
Dollis Hill has a Viriswammi Temple reached by cycling to Queen’s Park towards Willesden from Portobello Road. Cycle out to the warehouse and food factories of Southall via the Grand Union Canal via Park Royal London’s food manufacturing area. This was the city boundary in 1910 when Heinz and tinned food production arrived from the United States of America.
England’s foreign policy to contain war abroad possible only by being an island with the English Channel it’s greatest asset. Looking at nearly all the British Navy in port because of summer holidays and expensive fuel from the St Malo ferry looked rusty,dated, somehow inappropriate. The class system more and more appears to have been learnt in India. Europe is not much use to England except for trade.
Hinduism is a geographical religion linked to India only. Crossing The Black Ocean (The World which is not sacred India) When the Raj Mogul visited Southampton to visit Queen Victoria he did not leave the ship garlanded and part of India. The River Sour, Leicestershire is a holy Hindu river now.
Patak, once from Uganda have a curry factory in Lancashire. In Watford there is a India Millionaires Row at Manor Park. Alight here from the Metropolitan Line which may allow cyclists and cycle to Manor House golf course. Find the canal and cycle back to London via the grand Union canal. Pinner is noted as typical suburbia as much as Surbiton, near Wimbledon. Use the Thames path to access Wimbledon Common, Kew, Richmond Park, Teddington, Kingston and Sudbury using Silverlink North London Line. Be selective about slicing through Suburbia. Remember the canal towpaths have no vehicles or vehicle exhaust. Try the branch canal to Slough and visit Windsor following the rail viaduct to Eton.
Bangladesh is the main origin of the majority of curry restaurant staff not India. Brick Lane is the centre for Indian (Bangladeshi)food but travel by Underground or bus not on a bicycle.
Christianity in England is mainstream Protestant and Catholic. In industry both Catholics and Protestants fair about the same. The wealthy shires are protestant and are not ashamed of wealth like the catholics. A typical shire church as Hawkesworth, Nottinghamshire or Norton Disney, Lincolnshire would be Protestant. London churches are diverse and rooted in location as Greek Orthodox in Bayswater, Swedish and French in Soho, Christian Scientist in Surrey and African in Dalston Kingsland. Alight from North London Line to see how one district quickly changes to another as from Islington to Hackney, West Ham to Canning Town. Notable churches are those of Hawkesmoor or Sir John Vanburgh on Old Street, Spittalfields and Silver Town. A tour of London churches by bicycle should start at St. Paul’s cathedral in the centre of The City emptied of traffic weekends except on thoroughfares.
South Africans with Afrikaans and English heritage are noted networkers using a church as a basic for temporal wellbeing living mainly in the south west of London typically Wimbledon. German schools are in Richmond.
London like American cities Chicago in particular is ethnically centred. Like the Nigerians live in South London as the Irish used to live in Kilburn or Lewisham. Further south east its almost like there’s a big sign “Whites Only”. The border line is Eltham. The overtly white areas in Kent are Bromley, Bexley, Sidcup, Chislehurst to Orpington and then it gets patently posh outside the M25 motorway at Sevenoaks. In Orpington fish and chip shop they only sell white bread but this is to do with unpretensiousness and tradition. All these places can be visited from Charing Cross and Waterloo. From Kent cycle back to the Woolwich ferry and visit Eltham Palace via the South Circular Road. Return to London via North London Link.