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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…

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…

A golden moment

Sometimes you are in the right spot at the right time. On the last Friday evening before the clocks were turned back I found my self approaching St…

Woolwich by Foot Tunnel

I walked south from North Woolwich under the Thames via the foot tunnel. Unlike its neighbour in Greenwich, this foot tunnel takes you from one rough and un-celebrated…

Charlton House

James I, the King Of Scotland, who also took over the crown of England when Elizabeth I died childless, had this house built for Sir Adam Newton who…

The Saturday market on Deptford High Street

Deptford High Street on a Saturday afternoon. Still plenty of bustle and life, but its changing. The traditional market hangs on by its fingertips, there are still plenty…

Tales from the Riverside. Green-eyed in Strand On The Green

Imagine living here on the edge of the Thames in a house that is not only beautiful but a couple of centuries old and shaped by the memory…