After the devastation at St Paul’s Cathedral

I have a book of sketches by Hanslip Fletcher called Bombed London. He drew the pictures during World War Two and published many of them in The Daily…

Wig and Pen

There they are, huddled together for strength against the prevailing and uncaring winds of this modern world. Known to the postman as 229-230 Strand, and home to the…

Phantom Thread in Fitzroy Square

I’ve just got back from the pictures where I saw the new Daniel Day-Lewis flick, “Phantom Thread”.  Day-Lewis threatens that it’s his final film. I hope not. He’s…

A wet afternoon at Twickers, or as Peter West might say, “HQ”

Ok, so, I have to admit that I support Wales and find it difficult to cheer for anybody in an England game other than the opposition. I do…

King’s Cross Remembrance Memorial

There was another lovely memorial to the fallen servicemen and women within King’s Cross Station again this year. It’s just inside the ticket barriers of platforms 0 to…

Clowntime is over

As I walked along St Martin’s Place  into Trafalgar Square I came across this man wearing a clown’s outfit. He was sitting on the wall just about to…

An urban crop circle in the shape of a barbell: Alfred Place, South and North Crescents, Bloomsbury

I have walked along Store Street and past South Crescent many times without questioning whether, as there is a South Crescent, is there also a corresponding North Crescent?…

Stockwell Park Crescent

Stockwell was originally a manor house and its surrounding lands which was granted by the crown in the thirteenth century. It remained in private hands until the very beginning…

Haircut in Cranworth Gardens

The council have been busy giving the trees of Stockwell a short back and sides, ready for winter. These trees in Cranworth Gardens appeared to be startled and…

Van Gogh in Stockwell

Who knew Vincent Van Gogh lived in Stockwell? Turns out nearly everyone who I mentioned this fact to. I didn’t but was fascinated to learn that Van Gogh…