IMG 8961fi 690x495 - Crossrail: Woolwich #3 [+ Ferry]

Double bonus! This is a update on Crossrail Woolwich – plus the Woolwich ferry! As some readers will know, the two brand new Woolwich ferries arrived in the UK, they first went to Tilbury before continuing to Woolwich. There’s a further look at the Crossrail station – and yes London’sRead More →

wferrynewfi 690x495 - Woolwich ferry upgrade #2

In the previous installment covering news on the Woolwich ferry upgrade I discussed the new automated mooring system for the ferry. To some it may have seemed the idea of a magnetic mooring system was a bit far fetched. More information has emerged to show this new innovation is indeedRead More →

IMG 2495fi 690x495 - Woolwich Ferry Finale #2

The second part covering the last days of the Woolwich Ferry following the special feature I did on Sunday. In this we see the ferry at work, the run up to the final night, the very last crossings, and some post-closure scenes. This will be the last of the postsRead More →

IMG 2518fi 690x495 - Woolwich Ferry Finale #1

The Woolwich ferries had their last day on 5th October 2018, with James Newman having the honour of the very last crossings. These pictures, taken in the final hour of sister ferry, Ernest Bevin, show the bridge, the captain at work and the engine rooms. I had not expected toRead More →

IMG 0540fi 690x495 - Thames Embankment opened 150 years ago

Its 150 years exactly since the Victoria Embankment opened to the public. The date in question was Thursday 30th June 1868 and the ceremony took place at Temple Stairs. The main official opening itself did not take place for another two years however. For the first time ever in JulyRead More →

IMG 5203fi 690x495 - Woolwich ferry's last trip to town?

Saturday the 8th came and went – it was also the last ever day the Woolwich ferry’s MV James Newman came and went from the city too. This time next year there will be two new ferries, Dame Vera Lynn and Ben Wollacott. One of these (the latter I wouldRead More →

IMG 4938fi 690x495 - Woolwich Ferry upgrade begins

London’s famous free ferry service has begun its upgrade. This was announced last year but has garnered very little attention in the media. The work involves the introduction of two new low energy, clean, diesel-electric ferries with far greater capacity than the present vessels. These new ferries were designed byRead More →

IMG 4190fi 690x495 - The Emirates Air Line

Another quick post, mainly pictorial, just a few words. Need a few more days rest from the mania of typing out tomes of stuff! This is London’s own cable car which goes across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks. I took these pictures over a number ofRead More →

DSC 0008 1 - London Duck Tours end

Very saddened to learn London Duck Tours have ended. This post with tweets plus instagram is a short tribute. Last ever @londonducktours marked with a flotilla on the River Thames today. The amphibious ducks played a vital role in WW2 & were originally used to carry supplies from ships toRead More →

DSC 6445 690x500 - City Spires and Towers #3

In this third installment of the series, we look at four churches within a few hundred yards of each other. They are St Magus, St Mary’s, St Margaret’s and St Dunstan’s. These churches have some of the most varied, and compromised, environments within such a small area. St Magus theRead More →