DSC 0485fi 690x495 - Victoria station shambles!

Just a quick post – many people complaining the new facility at Victoria tube station is useless. TfL apparently imposing a one way system that forces people to walk ‘miles.’ From tomorrow access to from the Victoria Line and District and Circle Lines will be only possible via Cardinal Place.Read More →

IMG 7023sml - Places for Nova

Places for Nova is a public participated artwork created by Saad Qureshi which can currently be seen at Victoria. Residents, commuters and visitors passing through NOVA were able to give ideas of places they had in memory which they would like to see depicted in an arts installation and QureshiRead 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 2862 - Castle Lane

Castle Lane is a lovely tree lined road in the centre of London. The three groups of buildings that lead off Palace Street, Victoria are architecturally significant. The buildings are being controversially turned into luxury homes for the rich… These lovely old flats have many unique features evoking memories of Swindon or Port Sunlight,Read More →

IMG 6596 - Bayswater's 1861 Tram

George Francis Train was an American who introduced tramways (streetcars) in the States. In 1860 he came over to England to introduce his tramways which had been running in the USA for three decades. Train opened his first line at Birkenhead in 1860, followed by three short lines in LondonRead More →

DSC 6119 690x500 - The Queen's Xmas Tree

The Queen’s Xmas tree arrives at Buckingham Palace! I saw the xmas tree today (1 December) and thought it would be nice to feature it 🙂 It will look lovely once it is all tidied up and decorated. Did you know Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were the ones whoRead More →

IMG 2959 - The Queen's Locks

Not her Ma’am’s hairstyle but her Palace’s locks! Few bother to take a really close look at the carefully crafted iron locks dotted around the Palace’s perimeter. Here’s some of the Queen’s exquisite locks… The locks are from the reign of George V – who had the palace’s frontage remodelled between 1910 – 13.Read More →

IMG 0902 - The King's Scholars myth busted?

The King’s Scholars Pond Sewer (KSPS), aka the River Tyburn, is often touted as falling into the Thames at a place which was once known as the King’s Scholars Pond. Is this a fact? Several sources indicate the pond was sited in the locale where the sewer meets the Thames,Read More →