IMG 1376fi 690x495 - Crossrail - the failed prophecies

This weekend should have seen a big transport day for London to celebrate. A new rail line in operation from Paddington to Abbey Wood. And any prospect of this new railway opening will not happen for perhaps a year maybe more.  The great foretold was finally revealed to London onRead 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 →

DSC 0463 690x495 - Regent Street and all that jazz...

Tonight was the annual Regent Street Xmas lights switch on and there were many festivities. Jodie Whittaker was present to turn on the lights. I didn’t actually see the switch on, my intent was to cover today’s launch of the new exhibition Spectacles and Half a Millennia. However the organisersRead More →

IMG 9027 690x495 - Coal Drops Yard: a primer

A set of photos taken this week and today – just before the final gloss is put on and London’s latest and much anticipated shopping and cuisine venue opens. Coal Drops Yard is the latest shopping centre to open in London. Located just north of King’s Cross and St. PancrasRead More →

DSC 0406fi 690x495 - Euston Station Anniversary Special

On this day fifty years ago the Queen opened the new Euston station. This embedded video (below) from You Tube shows pretty much the whole proceedings. The large stone unveiled by the Queen still stands to this day near the escalators leading to the tube station. Euston station is aRead More →

IMG 6993 690x495 - St Pancras at 150 #2

A follow on from Monday’s feature which showed mainly aspects of the station and the railway from the 1860s to 2016. This post covers the period 2006 to 2018, from the reconstruction of St. Pancras as an international station right through to the 150 celebrations and includes many aspects ofRead More →

IMG 7095fi 690x495 - St Pancras at 150 - the cake!

Today at St Pancras was cake day! A huge cake featuring all the main elements of the station was made to celebrate the station’s 150th birthday and at 6pm on Monday evening the cake was cut after renditions of ‘Happy Birthday’ by King’s and other schools. The beer festival wasRead More →

IMG 6993 690x495 - St Pancras at 150

Today its 150 years since St. Pancras station opened its doors. I thought it would be nice to celebrate with a series of pictures. These pictures range from the construction of the station right to the present as well as the hotel and other aspects and there is a goodRead More →

IMG 5410fi 690x495 - Another Europe

This is a new photography exhibition based about the west side of King’s Cross station. The subjects depicted are generally traditions and cultures specific to each of the 28 countries in Europe that are being lost. The photographs shown here are my own selection of those on exhibition. There areRead More →

CCI12052018 0010bfi 690x495 - The old Waterloo & City Line shut 25 years ago

Twenty-five years ago today the Waterloo & City Line – as London knew it closed for good. The old line or the ‘Drain’ as it was affectionately known to Londoners had reached the end of its days. Friday May 28th 1993, was a whole day of celebrations and countless numbersRead More →