dg10122018fi 460x270 - The Diamond Geezer challenge 2018

When famous bloggers make claims what does one see these as? Challenges that’s what! Last year there were three Diamond Geezer challenges – alas this year it seems there were going to be none but at this very late stage in 2018 a challenge duly arose and I took itRead More →

IMG 3432fi 460x270 - London's Low Line (Part 2)

This is the second part of the Low Line article. As I mentioned in the previous post, the Low Line route at Great Suffolk Street is perhaps the most confusing part. Three different routes along the numerous railway viaducts – the official Low Line guide is quite incomplete when itRead More →

IMG 3028 460x270 - London's Low Line

Bankside’s Low Line is London’s response to New York’s High Line. Instead of walking along the top of railway viaducts this takes one along the bottom of the many viaducts that populate the area south of the Thames. It may come as a surprise that the Low Line if you’veRead More →

DSC 3497fi 460x270 - Legible London - The original scheme

Its just over ten years since Legible London signs first made their roots on London’s streets. Everybody’s been tweeting, blogging, about the 10th anniversary of these signs. However this is a look at whats left of the original 2007 scheme. Where were the original monoliths/miniliths/fingerposts located? And do they stillRead More →

DSC 5497 460x270 - Leicester Square to Covent Garden - time tests

This is the third part of the Leicester Square -Covent Garden investigation – how long it takes to use the tube/walk between the two stations. Here’s Part One: An overview Part Two: Station sightings Covent Garden station – start of the most expensive, useless, tube journey in London! In November 2016Read More →

DSC 5451 460x270 - Leicester Square to Covent Garden - Station sightings

Covent Garden tube station – where London’s most expensive tube trip begins. This is the second part of my investigation into the Leicester Square/Covent Garden conundrum.The first part is here. We look at the overground route using photos to ascertain if the stations can be seen from each other. PopularRead More →

IMG 4432 460x270 - Leicester Square to Covent Garden - an overview

This is a trilogy of posts exploring the shortest distance between London tube stations, namely Leicester Square and Covent Garden. There’s myths that have never been fully investigated. Time to demolish some of these! Officially the shortest distance between two tube stations at 0.26km/0.16miles (although the closed British Museum toRead More →

DSC 0691 460x270 - LGBT+ traffic lights in Trafalgar Square

Special LGBT+ pedestrian traffic lights were installed for London Pride 2016 following the similar initiative in Vienna during Eurovision 2015.The 50 signs were not quite enough to cover the entire set of lights around Trafalgar Square, hence those the furthest away from the square at the top end of Whitehall were not fitted (exceptRead More →

gpstube2 423x270 - The Great Portland Street walk

The news has been abound with reports of TfL’s new tube walking map, which shows distances between tube stations in terms of walking times. The usual walking alternatives such as Paddington-Lancaster Gate,  Aldgate-Aldgate East and others come up again and again (Standard 11th Nov 2015) However few ever discuss conundrumsRead More →