I admit it, I am potty about Potter! This year has seen me indulge in more Potter than is normal for somebody in their fifties. It started with a February trip to Edinburgh, when I dragged Mrs Wilbur to Elephant House Cafe, the proclaimed birthplace of HP himself courtesy of the then single mum Joanne […]
Moored on the Grand Union Canal near Paddington Station there is a new venue in town. Darcie & May Green floating bar & restaurant is located on two barges (May Green & Darcie Green) . that have been designed & decorated by pop art legend Sir Peter Blake. Blake is best known for creating the […]
Every year since I started my blog in 2014 I have uploaded the magical Christmas window displays from F&M in Piccadilly in London. Here goes……
As we fondly remember this and other nation’s fallen heroes today, I am reminded of the amazing display of poppies at the Tower of London in late 2014. The artist Paul Cummins & designer Tom Piper filled the fortress’s ancient moat with 888,246 handmade ceramic poppies (one to represent every British fatality during WWI) to commemorate […]
For Floyd fans, a visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London by October 1st is a must. For any music fan of any generation, even if you are indifferent to output of Messrs Barrett, Waters, Wright, Mason & Gilmour, I urge you to make the effort to fully appreciate the influence the group […]
For £39 adults can become kids for a few hours with a visit to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. A few thousand square metres undercover have been transformed into a marvellous magical world frequented by wizards, muggles, fabulous creatures and grotesque goblins. The greatest part is that you are there to witness the actual sets […]
When meeting friends in London last Sunday, I was tasked with coming up with an itinerary, so I looked north. Our meeting point was Warwick Avenue tube station, from where we walked a few minutes to the Regents Canal and Little Venice. We had decided to take the narrow boat to Camden Lock, which leaves […]
After months of misery for me courtesy of Southern Rail, the whole country has felt the pain caused by Storm Doris. My journey this afternoon started in Peterborough at 1pm as I headed to my home in Surrey. I boarded a train that was shown to be about to leave, totally unaware that many passengers […]
Last week I went to the Sky Garden in London and was afforded some superb views. Situated in Fenchurch Street, it is free to go to but you have to book in advance – well worth the effort.
I took today’s photo last night from the roof of the TFL HQ at St James Park in London.