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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Greenwich Council decided to introduce a 20mph speed limit on all its residential roads in 2012. Six years on, the programme is still being rolled out. Yet in this time Lewisham has approved and implemented plans for a speed limit which now applies o
Fitting for a bistro in an airport, Dakota's has a plane theme decor. Dakota's is slightly tucked away upstairs in the departures area at Schiphol Airport. The Cityhopper plane can be seen from the dining area and there is also seating area outdoors.
E. H. Gombrich, 1909 - 2001, art historian, lived here 1952 - 2001.English Heritage
Hidden in a side street off busy Mile End road is a tiny enclave of cute cottages, surrounded by death.Read more ›Hidden in a side street off busy Mile End road is a tiny enclave of cute cottages, surrounded by death. This is Mile End Place
Greenwich Council decided to introduce a 20mph speed limit on all its residential roads in 2012. Six years on, the programme is still being rolled out. Yet in this time Lewisham has approved and implemented plans for a speed limit which now applies o
I still like to buy a daily newspaper.This used to be normal, but has become increasingly unusual.Twenty years ago, roughly 15 million national newspapers were sold each day. Ten years ago the total was nearer 12 million. Today it's more like six mil
A prized acquisition in my Cries of London collection is a second edition of Charles Hindley’s ‘History of the Cries of London, Ancient & Modern’ from 1884. My predecessor had the same idea to collect images of t
There is limited scope for ghost signs on Venice's streets, simply because most streets are so narrow and their buildings are crammed in so tightly that highly-visible gable ends are uncommon. Some businesses responded creatively, by placing mosaic a
It's January 1838, and London is in the midst of a terror, of a man with claws and clammy skin who leaps at people and attacks in the dark.Read more ›It’s January 1838, and London is in the midst of a terror, of a man with claws a
Lydia Higham wins Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2017 Lydia Higham has won the Judges’ Award for the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2017 with her song Narcissus. The news was announced at the end of the Showcase Final wh
About After the films and seasons, this year's title bars on this blog will be months. So firstly it's ...January Jones
The photos above were taken by me on Wednesday afternoon in the Riverside Gardens in Erith. A couple of workers were digging a trench using a mini excavator. I went over to have a chat with the two blokes, who were very open and friendly. They explai
Gadabout: CALDERDALEThe Calder is one of Yorkshire's great rivers, rising in the Pennines above Todmorden and flowing 45 miles east to join the Aire near Castleford. In its upper reaches it carves a deep valley, providing shelter for a string of pict
Nurses dance round the ancient Bethnal Green Mulberry in the grounds of the London Chest Hospital, 1944(Courtesy of the Royal London Hospital Archives) Regular readers will be familiar with the argy-bargy over the ancient Bethnal Green Mulberry at th
Last year, a rare discovery was made in Southwark, of a Roman sarcophagus — and later this year it is to go on public display as part of a new exhibition. The sarcophagus was excavated from Harper Road in Southwark,…Read more &amp
Once a slave in Jamaica, Francis Barber, Samuel Johnson's servant, friend and heir, lived here 1752 - 1756.A BBC History Project
Hopping*Theres not much left these days of the Venetian Gothic architecture of Myers hop warehouses in Worcesters Sansome Street, but the sculpted pediment survives. It shows a group of women hop-picking, with, in the background, luxuriant clusters o
Gadabout: HALIFAXIf your northern geography's not up to much, Halifax is in West Yorkshire, on the southeastern edge of the Pennines, about five miles southwest of Bradford. If you'd prefer a map, it's here. The town has a population of 90000, and is
Banqueting House will open its doors for an evening of gay drama, drinking and discovery in its famous painted hall.Read more ›Remembered today for the King James Bible and the gunpowder plot, James I is less well-known for his popular nick
Join me for the opening of Henry Silk & East End Vernacular at 6pm next Thursday 18th January at Abbott & Holder in Museum St, Bloomsbury, to view a room of watercolours from the thirties by Henry Silk that have never been exhibited b
It's a sign of just how old I and my peer group in London are getting that meals in fancy new restaurants often begin with a period of reminiscing about the previous use - or uses - of the building we happen to find ourselves in. I remember this part
Theatre By 1963, Noel Coward was writing and directing shows for Broadway with The Girl Who Came to Supper running for three months in December.  His 24th November entry describes events from the day before and also how they've impacted on t
During the Lumiere London festival of light around central London, one of the venues, Westminster Abbey will be opening its doors in the evening as well.Read more ›During the Lumiere London festival of light around central London, one of th
William Whiffin (1878-1957)is one of the great unsung London photographers, which makes it a rare pleasure to present this gallery of his pictures from the collection of his granddaughter Hellen Martin. Born into a family of photographers in the East
The January birthstone is the stunning garnet. The name Garnet is derived from the Greek word 'granatum,' meaning 'pomegranate seed,' due to the small garnets which resemble the bright red seeds found inside pomegranates. It is also known as the 'Sto
I wrote about Rob Baker’s last book – Beautiful Idiots, Brilliant Lunatics – a couple of years ago. It’s a collection of London-based short histories inspired by Rob’s superb blog, Another Nickel In T
TRAC - The Representational Art Conference 2018 - home page of the website People in the UK and Europe often complain that all the best art conferences happen in the USA and nothing happens over... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website
A sleepy railway station in rural Oxfordshire could now be an unlikely beneficiary of the Crossrail project.Read more ›A sleepy railway station in rural Oxfordshire could now be an unlikely beneficiary of the Crossrail project. Originally o
At this time of year Londoners pour into gyms in huge numbers, aiming to trim down the worst excesses of a Christmas blowout. But finding time to maintain the fitness habit is tough, so most good intentions fall by the wayside before the year is thro
These cards produced by W. & F. Faulkner Ltd and issued with Grenadier Cigarettes in 1902 are a favourite discovery in my ongoing exploration of all the versions of the Cries of London created down through the ages. Even the most sentimental
In a digital world where were constantly on the go, logged in and overwhelmed with information, it can be hard to find the time to sit back and relax with a good book. Thats why audiobooks are fast growing in popularity. With platforms like Audible p
In 2005 I moved to Battersea and, for a while, there was nowhere decent nearby to eat. Actually, that's not strictly true - the Greyhound on Battersea High St had a decent stab at being a sort of Antipodean gastropub for a while, though they'd perhap
A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...Read more ›A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The Aldwych Tube Station Blitz Experience London Underground Camden Town tube station made exit only durin
In a ground floor Tank gallery at Tate Modern I noticed a montage of photographed wall tiles. Recognising them I stopped to read the info board:"... Victorian memorial plaques she came across in a London park"Eh?No recognition has been made as to whe
David Bowie, 1947 - 2016. His albums Hunky Dory and The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the iconic Space Oddity were recorded here at Trident Studios.BBC Music DayAwarded by BBC Radio LondonBritish Plaque Trust
Nobody uses phone kiosks any more, right? So why are companies busy installing new ones? I ask because here in Bow we've recently gained two, just round the corner from each other. Are people really going to stop and use them, or is there some other
. It is my great pleasure to curate a room of paintings from my bookEAST END VERNACULAR, Artists who painted London’s East End streets in the 20th century, alongside a room of previously un-exhibited watercolours from the thirties by East E
The very first train has travelled on the extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea.Read more ›The very first train has travelled on the extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea. Two new junctions which will
RecyclingLast night I gave a talk about parish churches to an appreciative local audience. January is usually a quiet month for talks people tend not to book me to travel far in the unpredictable winter weather, but this talk was in a venue so close
Ch-Ch-Ch Changes.There's a starman waiting in the sky.A tribute to local legend David Bowie.Marvellous Murals
Night bus services through New Cross will be the next routes to suffer cuts as Transport for London grapples with cuts in its income. Government funding cuts and mayor Sadiq Khan’s partial fare freeze have led to financial problems at TfL,
A reader got in touch over New Year to suggest I visit the first and last streets in London. That's the street which appears first in the index of the London A-Z, and the street which appears last. My A-Z gives the first street as Abberley Mews in Cl
I am sorry to report the passing of Arthur Woodham of Arthur’s Cafe, a legend in the Kingsland Rd, who died over the weekend having reached his ninety-first birthday on Christmas Day Arthur Woodham (1926 – 2018) This is Arthur of
The bells of St Paul's Cathedral are to be removed later this month for restoration work, meaning that the Cathedral's celebratory bells will fall silent until late next year.Read more ›The bells of St Paul’s Cathedral are to be r
Congratulations to all those artists whose artwork was selected to be shown in the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018- with prizes worth 35,000.This blog post is about the artists whose work has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website fo
Night bus services through New Cross will be the next routes to suffer cuts as Transport for London grapples with cuts in its income. Government funding cuts and mayor Sadiq Khan’s partial fare freeze have led to financial problems at TfL,
This is at the base of the Victoria Tower above the Sovereign's Entrance.
Operation Lightfoot to play unique Songwriting Challenge Showcase Final this Saturday Operation Lightfoot will be playing two sets this comingSaturday 13th January2018 as part of theShowcase Finalfor the 2017 edition of the totally uniqueLiverpool Ac
Now that the new tube map is out, let's point the spotlight at a tiny addition in north London. It's on the Goblin - the Overground line from Gospel Oak to Barking - and it's an interchange which previously wasn't there. You could have walked it, tha