Broadgate of a weekend is quiet as the city workers are resting which means visitors can navigate the pavements and stop and stare at the amazing buildings where old meets new at almost every corner. Liverpool Street Station might not be quite as big and grand as Waterloo or St Pancras but the Victorian style building […]
Over the last few years every time I have had a couple of spare hours on my own in London I promise myself that I will visit The Chelsea Physic Garden but life and other London activities have got in the way and I have only just got round to banking that promise. I am not […]
My recent stroll through Belgravia, London threw up St Peter’s Church. I always feel especially smug when I come across something new in the capital. I get to visit maybe three times a year and always find something new to interest me and this time it was this pretty church or to be more precise the […]
It’s been a while Stockbridge but the reunion of The Grey Traveller and this perfect Hampshire village was sweet. The windows were festive, the retailers cheery and The Three Cups welcoming with warmth, good food and great cheer. Here are a few of my favourite photos. Happy Christmas.
I emerged from Victoria Station to find myself very close to Lower Grosvenor Gardens and some unique shell encrusted storage buildings. Not sure what they store? perhaps gardening equipment and summer seating? Being December there was still some autumn leaves swirling around my feet but at eye level some very tasteful Christmas door wreaths in […]
A recent visit to London reminded just how pretty London is at Christmas and I pledge to visit again next December. I especially liked the classy understated Christmas wreaths and decorations around the Chelsea and Belgravia areas. Here are a few of my favourite photos.
Graffiti isn’t new and street or urban art isn’t new and vandalism isn’t new…….so what am I trying to say? I’m more than happy to see organised street art such as at The Leake Street Arches near Waterloo in London or Spitalfields art enjoyed by the artists and public alike but I am disappointed by those that […]
It doesn’t matter how many times I visit London I always come across something new and this time it was Leake Street Arches close to Waterloo Station. A series of arches have been regenerated by graffiti artists and open to the public to view. Whilst I walked down and viewed this street art more was being added. Bars […]
A little bit of decadence never hurt anyone not least The Grey Traveller. Sipping a cappuccino in the Granary Square I was thinking just that. An upscale brasserie in an upscale shopping area right on Regent’s Canal. I had walked from Limehouse and on my way to Paddington when Coal Drops Yard loomed into sight. Very new and very […]
What and where – Just short of nine miles with a few diversions due to the tunnel at Kings Cross and maintenance work close to Camden. This walk cuts through London from east to west starting in Limehouse and ending in Paddington. Why – you will get to see a variety of lock keeper’s cottages, […]