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Bonfire of whose vanities?

350 years ago today, 2nd September, a spark in a bakery changed the face of London in a way far more dramatic than either than either the Luftwaffe or the post war planners. 2,199 more words


Spiral Tribe

On friday as part of my regular trip to the Loon Fung chinese supermarket for noodles, I passed “the most eccentric spire in London” which sits at the top of the  97 more words

The Icing on the Cake

Fellow blogger and poet Becky Kilsby recently posted a new work which immediately resonated with me.

I am often that person grabbing a quick breakfast courtesy of Pret (or less frequently Nero), catching up on the news with my iPhone, and people watching as my fellows dash to offices in the city.   483 more words


H is for Hawksmoor and his boss; a homage to the builders of London's churches #atozchallenge

Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement’s.

You owe me five farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin’s.

When will you pay me? 1,207 more words


Hooked on Hawksmoor

Well, I am very late to this party but I became absolutely obsessed with the works of British Baroque architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736) on my recent trip to London. 1,013 more words


St Luke’s Old Street

My first meeting during my visit to London last Wednesday was in Finsbury Square in South Islington, just outside the northern boundary of the City of London. 330 more words


10 iconic London film locations…4. Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College becomes Lilliput...

When the makers of the 2010 Jack Black movie Gulliver’s Travels were looking for suitably grand buildings to represent the Lilliputian capital, they turned to the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. 203 more words

Twentieth Century