Angerstein wharf branch accommodation crossing in South East London. It’s fascinating and a must see – especially for those who never leave the City – like me! This must be the only one like it in this country and its almost on a par with the foot tunnel under theRead More →

The Bakerloo Line’s trains are dreadful! In recent years the seats on the line were such a source of consternation so many people complained. For a while they seemed nice and clean but no worries what goes up must come down for the Bakerloo once again has scruffy trains! TheRead More →

This is a follow up to the original Back of Waterloo post covering the history of those streets I wrote about in October last year, these being Roupell/Theed Streets, Cornwall Road etc. These historic thoroughfares are just a minute or two from the main Waterloo Station, whilst Waterloo East stationRead More →

I have written about Lower Robert Street before. This subterranean roadway, quite possibly built during the reign of King George III, remains one of London’s little used public thoroughfares – even though it provides a useful shortcut between The Strand and the Victoria Embankment. The view above is the ‘newRead More →

The latest innovation to be seen in London is this ‘City Tree’ at Piccadilly Circus. I spotted it on 17th March (the day after it was installed) between doing some St Patricks Day pics and photos of a march down Regent Street. The tree claims to combat air pollution inRead More →

London’s sub-surface lines, at least in part of the central and western zones, are facing some changes quite soon. These will occur during the course of the next few months and will consist of an ‘enhanced system’ between Hammersmith/Finchley Road and Euston Square stations. TfL says customers will benefit fromRead More →

London’s famous department store, Gamages, at 125-129 High Holborn, closed on this day in 1972. A. W. Gamage Ltd was one of the city’s leading stores, in fact Gamage himself innovated the idea of department stores well before Harry Selfridge came up with the idea and it was perhaps theRead More →

A quick post tonight covering a little bit of London – a sort of zig zag photo tour in the cold and snow (but not always) as night marches on the city. The starting point is the same as two days ago – Little Venice and eventually finishes at PiccadillyRead More →

Bodgers store in Ilford closed today (28 Feb 2018.) It was essentially the last of the iconic department stores the town once had. Other famed departmentals such as Wests, Harrison Gibsons, etc had succumbed many years ago. I always found Bodgers fascinating, being the more unusual of the Ilford departmentRead More →

Brrrr! These were the scenes in London’s Little Venice early this morning after a night of heavy snowfall. Its always difficult to decide where to go when there’s snow. Central London? The Royal Parks? Little Venice is almost always the winner because of its pretty canals, the boats, wildlife andRead More →