Tag: thames

Woolwich Foot Tunnel

I walked south from North Woolwich under the Thames via the foot tunnel. Unlike its neighbour in Greenwich, this foot tunnel takes you from one rough and un-celebrated…

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…

Under the river, the Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Designed by Alexander Binnie, an engineer who was also responsible for the Blackwall Tunnel and Vauxhall Bridge, the Greenwich foot tunnel connects Greenwich on the south bank to…

Pie, mash and liquor at Manze’s on Deptford High Street

Pie and mash shops sprang up in the early Victorian period. They sold value-for-money tasty stodge and took hold in the working class East End. The first recorded…

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 Rotherhithe Beach I sat down

If one of London’s dockers – say Danny Baker’s Dad, Spud, from the excellent Cradle To The Grave TV series – came back from even fifty years ago…

Walkway across the Thames

Just along from The Prospect of Whitby pub in Wapping, there is a semi-circular walkway that takes you part-way out into the Thames. I took this photo from…

Bridge meets buildings meets Thames

I really liked the 3 different textures. The grimy underbelly of the tart that is Tower Bridge contrasting against the brazen posturing of the More London buildings on…

The Barbican’s concrete jungle, “Looking From Cromwell Tower”

The Cripplegate area of the City of London was decimated during the Blitz. In the 1950’s it was decided to build the Barbican residential estate on the Cripplegate…