London Diary – Box Hill inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma

Aug 17, 2019

An excursion to Box Hill, Surrey, inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, turned out wonderfully well. Despite the cloudy and rainy forecast, weather was lovely all the way through. One can drive up but we took the steep climb from Burford Meadow and Stepping Stones. Views along the way are delightful and the most spectacular is from Solomon’s Monument. P.S. P8 is Juniper Hall seen from Box Hill. P9 is Burford Bridge Hotel at the foot of Box Hill and it is said that Jane Austen stayed there. P10 is a Blue Plaque found at Westhumble Village nearby. It shows Fanny Burney, whose novels were read and enjoyed by Jane Austen, once lived in the village.