November 26, 2017

A rather chilly but sunny afternoon at the Hampstead Pergola. Home to some of the most extravagant parties of the Edwardian era and built using spoil from the newly created extension to the Northern Line, it fell into disrepair by 1980s. However a refurbishment program...

November 23, 2017

A wonderful overview of the current state of new skyscrapers and other buildings in development within the square mile with my fellow guide and all round amazingly knowledgeable chap David Thompson.

Very exciting developments, not just to hear about the how the skyline...

November 15, 2017

Had a good look around the restored Temple of Mithras today.

 
Mithraism was a  cult religion centred around the god Mithras that was practised in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to the 4th century AD. This temple was discovered after bomb damage in WWII and tempora...

November 11, 2017

The 690th Lord Mayor Show took place today and it  was, as ever, a wonderful spectacle of pageantry, pomp, colour, tradition with elements of silliness thrown in for good measure. I particularly loved  the inclusion of the world's only shopping trolley dance display te...

November 11, 2017

QRB Gloriana is the royal barge, commissioned and first used in the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II where it  was the lead vessel in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012

Always impressive, today it plays its traditional role in bringing the new Lord May...

November 6, 2017

Always a pleasure to visit the World Travel Market show where over 50000 travel industry professionals get together for 3 days of great networking, excellent hospitality and great camaraderie.

I used to manage the website for this show, and was present for its move to E...

November 2, 2017

Last time I was in Folkestone I was getting onto a big old ferry with the family car laden with supplies on the way to The Continent for a fortnight on the Costa Brava. I remembered it as pretty grim.

The ferries no longer run and the town went into some decline once...

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