Category: London

  • Elizabeth Tower (‘Big Ben’).

    Elizabeth Tower (‘Big Ben’).

    On a bright March day, I had the opportunity of a visit to Westminster where the Elizabeth Tower, more commonly referred to as ‘Big Ben’, was looking splendid after its recent restoration. Scaffolding has almost all gone and three of the four faces of the clock are showing the correct time. Just the north-facing side […]

  • Lovedown Camp, Shepherd’s Bush.

    Lovedown Camp, Shepherd’s Bush.

    A collective of protestors known as Lovedown camped on Shepherd’s Bush Green for almost three weeks to protest at many of the measures introduced during the coronavirus pandemic.,.

  • We Need Crew.

    We Need Crew.

    Stefano Serpagli in front of the O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush as part of a fundraising cycle ride for We Need Events, helping to raise awareness and funds for the plight of the UK’s live touring crew during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Masked Messages.

    Masked Messages.

    As someone with disabilities that include not being able to wear a face-mask, I have been particularly interested in reading the messages shop-keepers have put on their outlets to enforce the requirement for people to wear them, brought in as legislation in July 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some, particularly the larger chains, have […]

  • St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden.

    St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden.

    The images on this page are of the facade of the east face of St. Paul’s Church and the area in front of it. Normally this space throngs with tourists and visitors watching buskers and street performers who use the church portico and area in front as their stage. The diarist Samuel Pepys is said […]

  • Cooke’s Pie Shop.

    Cooke’s Pie Shop.

    The former A. Cooke’s pie and mash shop in Shepherd’s Bush, west London. The shop was due to be demolished as part of a redevelopment of Shepherds Bush Market but delays to the plans has meant the facade has recently been restored instead.

  • Hotel Russell.

    Hotel Russell.

    The Kimpton Fitzroy, formerly the Hotel Russell, a flamboyant French Renaissance style building in the Bloomsbury area facing Russell Square.

  • River Thames.

    River Thames.

    Fisheye view from the centre of Tower Bridge, looking upstream showing a perfectly still river due to the lack of traffic during Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions in the capital

  • Christmas 2020: Leadenhall Market.

    Christmas 2020: Leadenhall Market.

    A Christmas tree stands below the central dome of Leadenhall Market as part of the areas festive display for Christmas 2020. Dating back to the 14th Century, Leadenhall is one of the oldest markets in London.

  • Christmas 2020: Annabel’s Mayfair.

    Christmas 2020: Annabel’s Mayfair.

    The elaborate 2020 christmas display at Annabel’s private members club in Berkeley Square, Mayfair looks like a stage performance of The Nutcracker ballet.

  • Christmas 2020: More London.

    Christmas 2020: More London.

    An illuminated reindeer, robin and husky form part of the 2020 festive display at More London, overlooking Tower Bridge.

  • Christmas 2020: Hay’s Galleria.

    Christmas 2020: Hay’s Galleria.

    A large Christmas tree and lights decorate Hay’s Galleria, a former wharf that is now a retail and commercial area on the south bank of the Thames, near London Bridge.