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DSC 3015fi 460x270 - While the angels watched...

While angels watched o’er Regent Street, there was loads of fun. First the xmas lights were switched on, then pop up stores and fun palaces followed. The angels approved because it was important that people have fun. And so everyone did. These places, with their large and bright windows drewRead More →

DSC 0972fi 460x270 - A chocolatey Christmas!

Its that time of year again and since its all about sumptuous food and celebrations, I thought a post featuring chocolates would be most appropriate. For the first time this year a famous French chocolate company, whom some of you may know as Alain Ducasse’s, has a new branch inRead More →

IMG 0330 460x270 - 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 460x270 - 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 460x270 - 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 7477fi 460x270 - Thomas Heatherwick celebrates Coal Drops Yard's opening

This is a special feature about Thomas Heatherwick! I am sure most of you will not need an introduction to the famous designer or his sometimes controversial work and most will know him as the one who brought the new futuristic concept of design to the Coal Drops Yard at King’sRead More →

IMG 9027 460x270 - 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 460x270 - 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 460x270 - 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 460x270 - 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 →