April 16, 2020

Abbey Road, the pedestrian (or zebra as we like to call them n the UK) crossing made famous by the Beatles is pretty close to where I live and I often cycle by it on the way home.

Pictures taken a few days apart, before and after its paint job. In both cases, it is incr...

April 8, 2020

Although it looks straight out of Hogwarts, this noble building in the heart of Chancery Lane, aka Legal London, has been the main library of Kings College University since they acquired it in 2001. Known as the Maughan Library after a past graduate and major benefacto...

April 2, 2020

Stars and Stripes majestically flying over Winfield House, the British residence of the US Ambassador.

Located within Regents Park, this 35 room palatial mansion was originally commissioned in 1936 by Barbara Hutton, heiress of the retail tycoon Frank Woolworth and one...

March 31, 2020

One of my most favourite places to visit of all time is Windsor Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in the world and favoured weekend (and then some) residence of Her Majesty. So many amazing events have happened here over the centuries, most recently of c...

March 28, 2020

Whilst it may not be my absolute favourite of squares in London, Red Lion Square near to Holborn tube station doesn’t half pack a punch when it comes to cool stuff that has happened there over the years.

It is said to be the final resting place of Oliver Cromwell who ru...

March 26, 2020

And on the subject of Hawksmoor churches with odd spires, I bring you St Luke’s, Old Street with this rather striking obelisk spire which he also designed.

But this is the only bit of the church that he did design, well that and the flanking staircase wings. Although th...

March 25, 2020

Random things from my cycle around London in this glorious weather.

So, this is a picture of a church, which I imagine you have already guessed. It is St George’s, Bloomsbury and known as a Hawksmoor Church, on account of the fact it was designed by a leading architect...

March 14, 2020

London is full of unexpected surprises, hidden alleys and gorgeous little ‘finds’ and one of my favourites is Victoria Square, just a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace.

It is a collection of 26 stucco fronted houses that surround a delightful square enclosed with tra...

March 10, 2020

Always loved these heraldic beasts that you see dotted around London. They are known as Dragon Boundary Marks and are used to mark the different gates (Aldersgate, Bishopsgate, Temple Bar, Bridge Gate and Moorgate) located around the City of London, by which I mean the...

March 2, 2020

Took a trip to Dennis Severs House at 18 Folgate Street, in an area towards the east of London called Spitalfields. It is a unique testament to the artistic vision of one man who was born in California but moved to London in the late 1960s and decided to disengage from...

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