Know the Legible Street Signs? They’re touted as being accurate. Lots of money spent on them (at 2015 prices the bigger ones cost about £20,000) ensuring the information is as factual as possible along with expensive maps. TfL say of their signs “The signs offer a consistent experience and information about distances between areas.”
As some of you will know, the famous Oktoberfest roller coaster the München (aka Olympia) Looping made a return to Hyde Park for this year’s Winter Wonderland. Publicity for Winter Wonderland in the London papers during the weeks running up to the November 17th opening night included pictures of the ride.
Winter Wonderland is back. Its official opening was on 17th November and it’ll be open everyday (except Xmas Day) until New Years Day.
Most of the popular rides are back and some new ones too. The layout this year is mainly similar to last year however the big difference this time is the inclusion of a huge Bavarian theme section, which has changed the western side of Winder Wonderland, meaning somewhat fewer rides this year.
Its Christmas time again! Well not quite but its the time when ye olde merry lights go up!
Although I only featured one of these at this time last year, in my view there were two sets of illuminations constituting the best of 2016’s lights.
Today (14 November 2017) one of the world’s most prestigious artists launched his latest commission. This happens to be a pair of barges on the Grand Union Canal at Paddington.
This summer has seen an exhibition at the London Transport Museum, as well as several online articles and a good number of tweets, covering the excellent work by women depicting various adverts for the London Underground. Many of these are vintage posters. It depicts works by artists from as early as the 1900s to the present.
Flabergasted I’d been walking right past these places (and travelling past on the train too) for years!
Twas the other day I discovered Roupell Street. Actually Tweed Street was the first I encountered, then Roupell and the others. The ghost sign on Tweed Street caught my eye and so I ventured down that way first. As soon as I set my eyes on this area I thought to myself this is so much like a northern industrial townscape right in the middle of London. However could I have I missed it?
One, Two Three, Swing!
That’s the Tate Modern’s latest arts project.
I visited it on the first public day of opening. And what fun it is too!