Tag Archives: London

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 […]

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 […]