Sunday, January 17, 2021


Just a bloke who likes walking the streets of London, discovering life from my own viewpoint, camera in one hand and no sense of direction in the other. This is my (new) blog.



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.

Black-headed Gull.

A black-headed gull (scientific name Chroicocephalus ridibundus) rests on the Thames embankment opposite the Houses of Parliament on a cold winters day. The black-headed...

Lockdown Protest.

Anti-lockdown activist Debbie Hicks stands next to a number of police vans after being arrested at a protest in Parliament Square on the day Parliament votes to endorse further coronavirus lockdown legislation.

Hotel Russell.

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


Whiteleys Demolition.

The former Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater in the process of being demolished as part of a complete redevelopment.

Broadway Westminster Development.

The rising towers of the Broadway Westminster development that now occupy the former site of New Scotland Yard police headquarters.