Thursday, 1 November 2012

Hereby Hangs a Tale…?

(Boarding the Northern Line at Moorgate, Saturday night, I sat opposite these shoes.)

"These bloody shoes are killin' me."

"Eff it. Just leave 'em on the train."

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

It's Not Really Funny…

…but it made me laugh at Charing Cross Station.

Monday, 29 October 2012

It's Not Really Football…

New England Patriots 45 St Louis Rams 7 – at Wembley 28th October 2012.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Bullies

The bullies of modernity seem to be crowding in on St Boptolph's Aldgate.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Get Ahead, Get A Hat Factory

A forgotten Soho business leaves a fingerprint…

Thursday, 18 October 2012

A'body's Wullie!

A'body's Wullie? Huh? A reference to the comic strip Oor Wullie, the Scottish Denis the Menace, who appears in the Sunday Post every week.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012

Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Disappearing Pub

The boozer that's vanishing one letter at a time…

May 2011

October 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012


…looks particularly stormy and troubled in this stained glass window from St Ethelreda's, Ely Place 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Monday, 1 October 2012

Ragged Old Flag

It's been a tough year for flag waving patriots. RSI all round. And look at the state of this flag! all waved out, I'd say.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Friday, 28 September 2012

Going Dutch

The Dutch hit town during the Olympics.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

River Steps

To the water at Westminster.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Our Favourite Shop

The window of Hornets in Kensington, fine gents' clobber.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Summer Plumage

One last look at summer, at New & Lingwood in Jermyn Street SW1.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Deer In The City Of London…

… sort of. Golders Hill Park is owned by the Corporation of London, so, on a technicality, deer in The City of London.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Giving The People What They Want…

… makes sound business sense. Which is why this pet shop at Archway, where Dick Whittington and his cat turned back to London, is well stocked with all your cat requirements…

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


… taken before the goons descended. "You can't play here!" "Why not?" "Don't verbally abuse me! You can't play here!"

Yes, it would be a terrible thing to be allowed to perform music on London's largest arts complex.

I wonder if they'll say, on their deathbeds, "I wish I'd spent more time being a security guard"…

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Poor Old Will Coles

Catastrophe, not apostrophe.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Neal's Yard: The Jaffa Cake Heart of Covent Garden

Neal's Yard. The Jaffa Cake heart of Covent Garden. Plain and predictable on the outside, wildly colourful and thrilling on the inside.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Sneaking Up Behind Landmarks

St Paul's and The Shard from Farringdon Road,

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Every Head He's Had The Pleasure To Have Known

Buccheris – an old school barber shop in Golders Green. Famous customers (clockwise from top left) Wilfred Bramble (Steptoe), Bruce Forsyth, Kenny Lynch and Johnny Mathis. Johnny Mathis! In Golders Green! Getting his haircut! This is where he got the inspiration for his famous hit. When A Child Is Shorn.


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Monday, 10 September 2012

Southwark Sunset

They say that if you find yourself on Southwark Bridge… then you are lost.

Who, then, is this lone figure heading back toward The City at dusk? Is he the next Nick Leeson heading back to the office to try to cover his dastardly tracks?

Sunday, 9 September 2012

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"Oh God, I just lurve these columns."

"Are you being Ionic?"