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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…

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….

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…

Slow train coming

The DLR train came to a momentary holt as it passed across Canary Wharf so that the passengers could admire the City of London; the Gherkin, Cheese Grater…

The pink thinker

Out the back of The Grapes pub in Limehouse, if you swivel your head to the left you see this fellow.

By Poplar demand

Poplar from Canary Wharf, looking over Poplar Dock

Casting off

A father and son fishing off the side of the Limehouse Basin. Shard photo-bombing in the distance.

The Gun at Coldharbour

I found this pub after walking from Limehouse and across Canary Wharf. Heading south on a busy faceless road past Poplar Dock and then the West Indian Millwall…

London’s pub heritage: The Grapes at Limehouse

It sits on Narrow Street as part of a row of old houses and warehouses that now look shabby chic among the modern houses that surround them. The…