Category London

Harry Potter Paradise 

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 […]

A London Day Out

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 […]

North, South, East & West, England’s Trains Are A Mess

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 […]

Friday Photo 38 (On Saturday!)

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. 

Sunday Photo 36

I took today’s photo last night from the roof of the TFL HQ at St James Park in London. 

En Vogue

The beauty of having a smart phone on you at all times is that you always have a decent camera to hand should the opportunity present itself.  As a frequent visitor to London for work, I often have the opportunity to snap something interesting.  Yesterday for example I had a meeting at the RAC building […]

Platform 9 3/4

I am a huge Harry Potter fan and am reduced to child like tendencies in the presence of anything HP.  I ventured to Kings Cross Station in London yesterday and was delighted to find a shop dedicated to the literary works of the wizardly tale.   Inside stood a veritable treasure trove of Potter paraphernalia […]

Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch

With the news that there was a marble replica that would be in display in London for three days, I had of course to go and look for myself. I visited the historical site myself in May 2009 and you can see the replica and the original photographed by me below. This is how the […]

A blot on the landscape?

There was a time not too long ago when St Paul’s Cathedral was the tallest building within view of the River Thames. The wonderful piece of architecture famously designed by Sir Christopher Wren, took pride of place on the riverside skyline with the steeples of nearby churches standing in deference to their big brother. Then […]

Fortnum & Mason

As tradition dictates (well I did it last year anyway!) it is time to share the famous Christmas Windows. It is indeed beginning to look a lot like Christmas!