Today is the 13th April 2018 (and its a Friday!) 150 years ago on this day the Metropolitan and St. John’s Wood Railway was opened – the opening day in 1868 was on a Monday! The Metropolitan and St. John’s Wood Railway was first incorporated on 29 July 1864 andRead More →

Its hard to find continuity errors in 2001: A Space Odyssey however here are some that I do not think many have discussed. These are specifically the hotel room shots. Just one main element from these scenes is usually examined and that is the clothes inadvertently left on the bed.Read More →

A second post on the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) including a look at the trains and track transmitters. The recent Easter weekend tests on the Edgware Road – Hammersmith Line were apparently successful – each station had engineers with computers testing the trains’ progress to see how they managed 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 →

The refurbishment works at Euston Square is progressing – very slowly however. Its now eight months since TfL began its work to refurbish Euston Square! Apart from taking the old poster panels down, the station remained untouched for nearly six months, leaving commuters to enjoy and analyse the mysterious contentsRead More →

Today is the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey. This post is about the London locations related to the film, plus a look at the film’s UK premiere, including a run down of the actual date in question and the errors that were perpetuated when stating the date ofRead More →

This Easter its fifty years since the classic space film, 2001: A Space Odyssey had its world premiere at the Lowe Theatre in Washington D.C. Despite being an American movie, 2001 was in fact one of a number of US films entirely made in England. Hence the credits: Made atRead More →

A London Blog has featured The Prisoner before… the ‘Mountains’ play quite a big part in the series. Which summits could be seen? A look through the Prisoner episodes filmed in North Wales revealed surprises with regards to the Snowdonia (Eryri) mountains. Most of the area’s prominent summits including SnowdonRead 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 →