Category: Theatre

The skinny alley

It’s 200 yards long and only 15 inches wide at its narrowest point. Brydges Place connects St Martin’s Lane to Chandos Place and Bedfordbury in Covent Garden. On…

Behind the Cambridge Theatre

Look at the size of those doors! (Or is that a very small woman walking beside them?) The Cambridge Theatre was built in the late 1920’s as a…

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…

Behind the green door: Elms Lesters Painting Rooms and Stores

In the madness that is the current rebuilding of Tottenham Court Road station as part of the ¬†Crossrail development, there is one small oasis of calm. Tucked in…

Pop goes the Eagle

On an unusually sunny, blue-skied November Saturday afternoon, I went looking for the Eagle. Being the London nerd that I am, I was genuinely excited to be visiting…

Dramatic architecture

At the National Theatre  

South Bank in the sun

I took this walking across Waterloo Bridge