tubexmas 460x270 - Tube Xmas posters and pictures

Now that Xmas is most definitely over, can we move on and look forward to the New Year? Not just yet! I have a selection of Xmas tube goodies for those of you who still need their yuletide fix! Roll on Santa once again as we take a look atRead More →

DSC 0028fi 460x270 - Westminster's Winter Windows

The annual Leicester Square Xmas fayre is on from 9th November to 6th January 2019. This year there is a difference and it entails a series of Xmas art by some of the local schools in Westminster. There are 42 or so of these works dotted about the site, howeverRead More →

DSC 0050 460x270 - London’s festive sights - spaced out

Happy new year 2018! And another Xmas lights installment! People will think I’m starved of ideas for posts, simply staving off the day admission be made that there are no more useful posts or topics to be published on this blog. How wrong they are! Anyhow I do want toRead More →

DSC 0578fi 460x270 - London’s festive sights 2017 – Mayfair

A post with a slight difference – xmas decorations in those posh parts of Central London! I could have gone on for hours and hours doing this but limited it to just Mayfair (inc Shepherd Market and Green Park.) Some of these places I would never be able to setRead More →

IMG 6542 460x270 - London’s festive sights 2017 – Harrods

Xmas is with us once again, in fact its just five days before the main day in question, and once again a post featuring an aspect of London’s 2017 decorations. This time its Harrods in Knightsbridge. The famous shop has always had some interesting xmas theme on show however thisRead More →

IMG 7156 460x270 - London's festive sights 2017 - Southbank

Xmas is with us once again, in fact its just twelve days before the main day in question (though mind you this is not the traditional 12 days with partridges and pear trees!) Here’s the first of several posts showing selections from London’s Christmas sights. Despite having taken photographs sinceRead More →

DSC 0061fi 460x270 - London's 2017/18 Festive Lights

Its Christmas time again! Well not quite but its the time when ye olde merry lights go up! Although I only featured one of these at this time last year, in my view there were two sets of illuminations constituting the best of 2016’s lights. This year those two veryRead 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 →

IMG 1224 460x270 - The Marks & Sparks Guy

Another post featuring the capital’s buskers – and we’re back in Oxford Street. This weekend I spotted an eminently enjoyable busker outside Marks & Spencer’s. Had no idea who the guy was yet everyone clearly enjoyed his singing and dance moves. He was right on his marks and sent theRead More →

IMG 1053fi 460x270 - Xmas Mayfair

Cambridge House in Piccadilly is the big surprise. The front area of this long closed exclusive venue (once frequented by famous people like Lawrence of Arabia, Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, and owned by Lord Palmerston) is now open to the public. It has a small Christmas fair on the forecourtRead More →

DSC 6119 460x270 - 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 6422 460x270 - Father Christmas' fun at Selfridges

Ever wondered what Father Christmas got up to when it wasnt Christmas Time? Selfridges wanted to show the world the white bearded guy’s spare time activities! Its a wonder our Christmas man has time left to deliver his Yuletide cheers across the world!Read More →

IMG 0011 460x270 - London's strangest festive trees #2

The second of two parts about bygone Christmas trees! Part 2) Disney Junior & Sledges Xmas Trees in King’s Cross/St Pancras Disney Junior Xmas Tree St Pancras – no doubt one of the more popular London trees. The split level galleries m,eant one could inspect the tree quite close upRead More →

IMG 1711 460x270 - London's strangest festive trees #1

This is the first of two parts about the erstwhile, bygone, Christmas! Part 1) Damien Hirst’s tree in Mayfair A novel 30ft tall xmas tree has sprouted up in Central London and stirred controversy. Instead of baubles and candles, its got medicine jars, syringes, razor-sharp blades and strings of sausages,Read More →