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A walk around Greenwich with a camera

Some photos from a wet Saturday afternoon in the Borough of Greenwich. The featured photo is of the Painted Hall Project where the painted ceiling of the Old…

Electioneering on Petticoat Lane

The 2017 General Election was in full swing at the weekend but the Labour activists were putting more effort into taking selfies of each other than canvassing in…

The corner of Sclater Street and Brick Lane

Look at the modest Georgian splendour of this building at the intersection of Sclater Street and Brick Lane. It was a mixed use development built in the eighteenth…

On the waterfront

There are parts of London that have been ravaged beyond despair by the Luftwaffe working in tandem with post-war developers and Lower Thames Street is one of them….

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…

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…

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…

Hedgehogs were the 19th century Rentokil

In the south-west corner of Covent Garden market you can still just about see the name of one of its early inhabitants. “Jas. Butler, Herbalist and Seedsman, Lavender…

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…

New Covent Garden

The market not the soup. It’s a great place to walk around early in the morning (it seems to trade from middle of the night to middle of…