Category London

Lest We Forget

‘On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns of Europe fell silent.’ After four years of bitter fighting, The Great War was finally over. The Armistice was signed at 5am in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne, France on November 11, 1918, exactly 100 years ago today. We should never forget and forever be […]

Halloween

“The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.” Roald Dahl, The BFG Trafalgar Square Witch, London […]

Sunday Photos – Karl Marx’s Tomb & Highgate Cemetery, London

“Workers of all lands unite”, is the proclamation on the headstone of the renowned Prussian (modern Germany) philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist, author and socialist revolutionary Karl Marx (1818-1883). That’s quite a CV and indeed Marx is credited with being one of the most influential people in history, his ideas and ideals forming […]

Sunday Photo – Message on a Pig

At the Roger Waters gig, Hyde Park, London

A Harry Potter Year

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 […]

London’s New Floating Bar

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 […]

Fortnum & Mason London – Christmas Window Displays

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……

Poppies

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 […]

Their Mortal Remains – The Pink Floyd Exhibition

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 […]

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 […]