Category: Boats

Canals were the future once, too

When a young David Cameron first faced veteran Tony Blair as Leader of the Opposition at Prime Minister’s Question Time in 2005, he famously scored a withering put…

Rotherhithe village

I love arriving in Rotherhithe. It feels a little isolated from the rest of London. Its history has been outward looking, towards the oceans and beyond. Adventures began…

The Mayflower, Rotherhithe

There’s been a pub on the site continously since 1550. This particular incarnation, however, was built in 1780 and only became The Mayflower quite recently in 1957 when…

A fine walk interrupted by beer: in search of London Pubs

Start: Limehouse          Finish: Canary Wharf Coming out of Limehouse station’s Branch Road exit there is a path down to the Limehouse Basin which is…

Sailing at Shadwell basin

I don’t know this neck of the woods very well. Turning east  out of Wapping Station I was surprised to come across this lovely sight while crossing the…

Tower Bridge from the East

I’ve lathered this picture in filters to make it feel like an illustration from a ladybird book. Looks retro-futuristic, I think.

Walkway across the Thames

Just along from The Prospect of Whitby pub in Wapping, there is a semi-circular walkway that takes you part-way out into the Thames. I took this photo from…

A scene from a future Dr Who episode

It could be the 19th century apart from The Shard and the Mayor’s offices which look as though they have been dropped in from the 22nd century. I…