Tag: 1980’s

Behind another green door; the rural idyll of Bellevue Place in Stepney

Unfamiliar with this part of London my satnav took me into an alley that led to a development of identikit 1980’s houses. I assumed I must be about…

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…

Court out by po-mo

It does not feature on many of the maps of London; it’s not even on Google Maps. But if you walk away from the column at the centre of…

King’s Cross on a wet Wednesday morning

Just as the redundant docklands were transformed into a modern financial area – and more – in the 1980’s, so too King’s Cross has been changed almost beyond…

Bill Jacklin – London cityscapes

This is Before The Hurricane, Regent Street by Bill Jacklin, painted in 1988. I like the movement in this picture, the sweep of Regent Street and the lines of vehicles…

I left the North, I travelled South…and I can’t help the way that I feel.

 Morrissey was the lead singer with The Smiths. They were a tremendously Northern, as in North of England, band their faces set stern against the soft South and suspicious of…

Telling tales: a proper London night out in N1

My evening began appropriately enough sitting in a pub, pint in hand listening to a man “banging on”. Arriving early for the latest True Stories Told Live I…