IMG 1237fi 690x495 - Paddington's Design Festival

This weekend the Design Festival begins with many locations London wide. For the first time Paddington basin is getting involved along with a number of other sites. Although today, Thursday 13th, was a launch event for participants, the exhibits are already up and running and can be previewed prior toRead More →

IMG 8807fi 690x495 - Colour Transfer at Paddington

This is a new art commission for the Paddington Basin area in the bit officially known as Paddington Central. “Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through herRead More →

DSC 0143 690x495 - Heathrow Dis-Connect

A quick post, mainly pics and a just few words on the last day of the Heathrow Connect service. From tomorrow (20th May 2018) TfL will be taking over the Heathrow Connect and it will be known as TfL Rail in readiness for the new line that’s dedicated to aRead More →

DSC 0157 690x495 - Flotilla at Paddington

The art installation known as Flotilla will be around for about three or so weeks at the Floating Pocket Park in Paddington Basin. These pictures were taken on the first night when the new display was switched on for the first time, this being 15 March 2018. The boats areRead More →

IMG 1903fi 690x495 - Ffestiniog Railway at King's Cross

The iconic setting under the large concourse roof at King’s Cross station was once again a setting for the famous Ffestiniog railway. Two of its locomotives plus the replica Ashbury carriage, built at Boston Lodge Works, formed the centrepiece of the exhibition just a month ago. The locomotives were Velinheli andRead More →

DSC 0229fi 690x495 - A little brrrit of London

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 →

IMG 5299 690x495 - Sir Peter Blake's new paint job in London

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.Sir Peter Blake is the guy and many will know him as the artist who created the famous cover for theRead More →

IMG 4269fi 690x489 - London's Little Venice is not a Robert Browning creation!

It is often claimed Robert Browning came up with the idea the area he lived in should be known as Little Venice. At no time did he ever claim any notion of this nor did he write anything that indicated this should be the case. So who was it responsibleRead More →

DSC 0121 - London's tube stations that began life as a terminus

When one asks which tube stations are true underground termini, Brixton, Walthamstow (both Victoria Line) and Bank, Waterloo (both Waterloo & City Line), Elephant and Castle (Bakerloo Line) plus Heathrow Terminal Five (Piccadilly Line) will most likely come to mind. There were loads more underground tube station termini at oneRead More →

IMG 9369 - Paddington station's unusual walkway - retrospect

There has been so many visits to the Paddington station walkway page I decided to do this second bit. Its a sort of discussion/retrospect thingy – filling a few gaps – or maybe confuse people a bit more 🙂 As I have said its a shame this walkway was neverRead More →