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The Bull’s Head, Strand On The Green

A stout and well established riverside pub in Strand-On-The-Green, the Bull’s Head looks uncompromisingly across the water to its more prosperous neighbours in Kew. The Kew Railway Bridge…

Bateman Street, Soho

I seem to be getting mildly obsessed by the origin of street names in Soho. This one, Bateman Street, which connects Dean Street to Greek Street was named…

You can be as naughty as you want but don’t get caught. A sighting of Princess Di on Monmouth Street

I came into Monmouth Street looking for a scene sketched by Geoffrey Fletcher in his book The London Dickens Knew. That’s how sad I am. I collect old…

The Mayflower, Rotherhithe

There’s been a pub on the site continously since 1550. This particular incarnation, however, was built in 1780 and only became The Mayflower quite recently in 1957 when…

White Horse, White Horse Road, Limehouse

Across the road from the Half Moon Theatre in Limehouse, and justĀ up from picturesque pub The Grapes, is a different kind of old London boozer. The White Horse…

No muck but plenty of brass: A day on the toot in London

Each autumn London welcomes the nation’s best brass bands to their annual championship at the Royal Albert Hall. It’s a splendid occasion depicted on the big screen in…

The Hoop and Grapes, Aldgate

The Hoop And Grapes, Aldgate is just about the last bit of Pre-Great Fire London left. Almost alone as a remnant of old London in a sea of…

The Duke of York, Bloomsbury

This is a rather lovely pub that I stumbled across recently. The Duke of York sits as part of a Grade II listed, 1930’s development on the corner…

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….

Christmas at The Spaniards

A cold foggy day in the deliciously dead period between Christmas and New Year when London, emptied-out for the holidays, takes a breath and relaxes. My very favourite…