Warren Mews

A mews is a marvellous London thing. In the old days, before the invention of the internal combustion engine, large houses shared a sliver of local land in…

Church Street Market

I was following one of Geoffrey Fletcher‘s old walks through 1970’s London which he’d documented in his excellent book London At My Feet. Practically all of the “old…

Maiden Lane

It’s not a long street; just over one hundred metres I would guess. Nor does it have an exceptional location. Part of the underbelly of Covent Garden, it…

Woburn Walk

One great pleasure of walking the streets of London is to turn a corner, wander down an unfamiliar street and find something at the end of it that…

Just another church on a busy main road

It was beginning to rain as I was walking down Euston Road and I was forced to take shelter under the portico of a church on the corner…

A grave concern

A dreaded sunny day So I meet you at the cemetery gates…. ….we go inside and we gravely read the stones All those people all those lives Where…

The clown’s hat

This picture has been taken from an unusual angle. In the words of the now much-reviled Rolf Harris, can you see what it is yet? It is the…

A sitch in time

George Washington & Co founded the United States of America in 1776.  In London, W.Sitch & Co founded a new company in the same year. Despite being as old…

Pond Square, Highgate

There were two ponds here originally. Both man-made, the first had been single-handedly dug out by a local hermit in the fourteenth century, possibly as a hobby in…

Christmas at The Spaniards

A cold foggy day in the deliciously dead period between Christmas and New Year when London, emptied-out for the holidays, takes a breath and relaxes. My very favourite…