DSC 0900fi 690x495 - The One Million Queen

One Million Queen was unveiled on 29th November 2018. This unusual sculpture at Hyde Park Corner is based on Marga’s earlier work at the Ventique art gallery in Chelsea. It was meant to be launched in the summer of 2018, the idea being the bright sun would reflect the 1Read More →

IMG 8060fi 690x495 - Winter Wonderland is open!

Winter Wonderland opened on 22nd November 2018. It had a charity evening on the 21st which was attended by celebrities and others who paid £65 a head for unlimited ride tickets. The event was in aid of the Royal Parks. Tonight (22nd) was the public’s turn to sample Britain’s largestRead More →

IMG 9801fi 690x495 - The München Looping tests its lights

The München Looping tested its new digital lights for the first time in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 11th November 2018. These lights were installed in time for the ride’s residency at Munich’s Oktoberfest a few weeks ago. The München Looping is basically complete and the other rides and stallsRead More →

IMG 3865fi 690x495 - The München Looping is being built

As discussed a few weeks ago, the München Looping has returned to London’s Hyde park for a third year running! The sections of the park needed for Winter Wonderland were closed off from the 4th November and the perimeter fence put up. On Monday 5th November the different venues startedRead More →

IMG 6050fi 690x495 - The München Looping Returns

This year’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park – the festival’s 12th year – also sees the return of the Olympia Looping or as we in Brexit angst England know it – the München Looping, or if you prefer, the Munich Looping – is back for a third year. Very littleRead More →

IMG 6362fi 690x495 - Burberry's Bear at Marble Arch

I had no intention of making a post on this first day of the new domain/blog name, most definitely not one from ‘Hyde Park’ either! However that soon changed when I spotted this huge inflatable bear from a passing bus! It was just being put up, this was about 17.30pmRead More →

DSC03264fi 690x495 - The man in the glass box

Does anyone remember a man living in a glass box hanging above the River Thames near Tower Bridge? He promised he would stay there 44 days! Thousands came to cheer him on and he kept his promises by staying up there, cooped in this little space for the entire 44Read More →

IMG 5624 690x495 - Not the Lambeth Country Show....

I wasn’t going to write anything on the Lambeth Country Show this year. I did go, however was unsure it was what it was meant to be. So many changes. Confusing layouts and the main stage in a location that was ridiculous because it offered barely anyone a good viewRead More →

DSC 0087fi 690x495 - London's Bug Hotels

This isn’t some dodgy London hotels that have a bug or two in their rafters! Its the art of conservation in fact. These are genuine attempts to provide homes for bugs. They’re the kind of insects that everyone loves, like bees, butterflies and ladybirds, Its quite hard for these livingRead More →

DSC 0585fi 690x495 - A cemetery no longer wanted

London has a number of famous cemeteries or graveyards with a certain air of dereliction, yet still owned and partially maintained by councils or local organisations – with Highgate perhaps the best known example – and Abney Park, Kensal Green, Norwood on the list too. The cemetery I am aboutRead More →