Tag Archives: London

Sunday Photos – Orthodox Easter

Today is Easter Sunday in the Orthodox Church with celebrations in the likes of Greece, Cyprus, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine & Romania taking place today. These pictures were taken on Friday evening and after midnight this morning in and around the St Constantine & St Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Upper Norwood, South London. Christ’s Epitaph […]

The Holland Express

Originally posted on On Track:
Yesterday Eurostar launched their inaugural scheduled services to Rotterdam & Amsterdam and yours truly naturally had to be on the first departure at 08.31. The big cameras were out in force, Eurostar were handing out Dutch & Union Jack flags as well as free waffle cookies and there was a…

Wilbur’s Travels Meets Harry Potter World

Despite being north of fifty years-old, my favourite ever book series is J K Rowling’s wizarding tales of good versus evil. Over recent years my muggle travels have coincided with some magical locations, so I have decided to collect my Potter themed posts together onto a dedicated page that can be accessed via this link. […]

Eurostar – Going Dutch

The long awaited direct service from London to Rotterdam & Amsterdam is soon to be operational, but you will have to wait a tiny bit longer to book. Yesterday saw a promotional run of the route for invited journos and the like (my invite was clearly lost in the post, haha). The route takes a […]

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 […]

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 […]