IMG 0330 690x495 - Mulberry's Lights

A special four day light show was held over the weekend in Regent Street. It was organised by Mulberry. The exhibition marked the launch of the company’s new Xmas campaign and was held in an adjacent pair of spare shop units – once part of the former Aquascutum/Austin Reed premises.Read 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 9153fi 690x495 - Coal Drops Yard: a critique

This week’s posts have invariably been about Coal Drops Yard (CDY) and yesterday’s report was one I enjoyed writing immensely, however it doesn’t belie the fact I still want to analyse the new development and discuss its pros and cons. I thought it would be prodigious to write an immediateRead 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 →

IMG 6844 - 64, 65 & 67 New Bond Street

The entire elevation to 64-70 New Bond Street. Source: Great Portland Estates 65 & 67 New Bond Street (in fact the entire block nos 65-72) has been razed to the ground. The block’s original facade will apparently be restored after Crossrail is finished. 67 New Bond Street. Source: Google IRead More →

IMG 5910 - David in Oxford Street

David Pianos Sounds played a session in Oxford Street (corner with Bond St) 5 January 2017. I have previously featured Davide here – under his old name ‘Davide Mozart’ – on the pianos at St Pancras. Here’s his You Tube channel  Read More →

DSC 6797 - Best London Xmas lights?

Carnaby Street has, in my opinion, one of the best 2016 xmas decorations in London. Forget Oxford Street, Regent Street, New Bond Street and others, they’re just sort of bland. Carnaby Street is very different. For a start it embraces the very colours of Christmas and gives the whole streetRead More →

IMG 6740 - Funfiction at Bond Street

Funfiction is a band I’ve not seen before. Here’s some shots of their gig yesterday outside the West One shopping centre generally its solo artists who perform here. Funfiction on Facebook. I’ll post some more pics later of various bands/buskers around the streets of London.Read More →

20161014 164621 - Public Benefit Boot Company - Edgware Road

Recently ebay had a photograph featuring the Public Benefit Boot Company’s shop at 125 Edgware Road. I’m not aware of any photographs in existence showing the store and since the photograph was in quite poor condition, the blemishes, imperfections and patches which badly marred it were removed to make itRead More →

IMG 9341 - Wet, wet, wet!

Plenty of wet days this summer! Another lot of downpours in the early afternoon of Sunday 23rd August – I took a series of pictures in Oxford Street, here’s a selection!Read More →