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St Dunstans In the East

St Dunstan’s survived the Great Fire but took a bomb during the Blitz and not much of it remains except for the tower that was designed by Christopher…

St John’s Churchyard, Wapping

Not much is left of St John the Evangelist Church in Wapping. It dates from the middle of the eighteenth century but did not survive World War Two….

Paddington Green, an actress that’s seen better days

Sarah Siddons sits on her marble throne looking as theatrically pissed off as only a former acting superstar (missing her nose) can. Living through the heady years of…

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…

Immigrant song: Bread of Heaven in Eastcastle Street

London is pretty much full of people who weren’t born here, including me, and I’m interested in where they came from. Whenever I take an Uber, I usually…

Down and out in Covent Garden

The man was sitting on the base of one of the pillars of the portico of St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. He was taking his time over…

A Sex Pistol sang in Nightingale Lane

Nightingale Lane runs from Clapham Common to Wandsworth Common and was originally a rural track that local yokels used to drive their cattle from one common land to…

The gothic towers of Highbury Corner

In 1800 there were only 10,000 people living in the self-contained village of Islington. By 1870 there were more than 200,000 and a swollen Islington was absorbed into…

The view along Fleet Street

The classic picture looking east along Fleet Street has St Paul’s Cathedral sitting at the end, fat and majestic. These days if you stand slightly to the south…