Architecture Posts

Euston HS2 #8

Being the second part on how Euston got a new tube entrance. This post features the actual work to build the new entrance itself. In the first part we looked at the long term preparation works – with a substantial part of that work involving the filling in of the old taxi rank entrance building […]

Tower Bridge: one thro' five

Tower Bridge’s one-two-five (125th) anniversary is upon us and this post discusses the bridge’s ‘one thro’ five’ – a subject that’s never been written about! What’s that then? Its the furthest Tower Bridge can be seen from central London. Inevitably its a view straight down the the river through five main Thames crossings. The one […]

Euston HS2 #7

Being the one about Euston’s new tube entrance and its a special two-part article. The entrance has been open nearly two months and a look is taken at how construction of the new entrance came about. A large part of it is actually work for HS2 thus any ‘improvements’ is essentially a misnomer. The old […]

Architecture Posts

Euston HS2 #8

Being the second part on how Euston got a new tube entrance. This post features the actual work to build the new entrance itself. In the first part we looked at the long term preparation works – with a substantial part of that work involving the filling in of the old taxi rank entrance building […]

Tower Bridge: one thro' five

Tower Bridge’s one-two-five (125th) anniversary is upon us and this post discusses the bridge’s ‘one thro’ five’ – a subject that’s never been written about! What’s that then? Its the furthest Tower Bridge can be seen from central London. Inevitably its a view straight down the the river through five main Thames crossings. The one […]

Waterway Posts

The Coventry Canal

The Coventry Canal was one of the country’s earliest waterways to be opened following the success of the Bridgewater Canal. The section from Coventry to Atherstone was opened in 1769, and the rest of the canal followed as time went on eventually bringing it a total of 27 miles to Fradley junction (not forgetting the […]

Good Hemp's boats

Over three weekends in August 2019 some of the ‘Go Boats’ on London’s canal system became Good Hemp Boats – and this is what this is all about! Over these three weekends people were able to hire a Good Hemp Boat, along with a steerer, free food and drinks. Labelled on Twitter under the hashtag […]

Culture Posts

Classics #1 (The blog's most popular posts)

Helch – An update

The mysterious Helch continues to spread his word across London and the south of England. I did a small run on the trains/tube and found other examples of Helch’s work. I have posted these here. This fresh quest began because I wanted to capture the huge work which has been on the side of a […]

Classics #2 (The blog's most popular posts)

A Euston station era ends

They haven’t closed Euston station – not yet! The HS2 machine is still marching on relentless however as reported sometime back it all depends on the Oakervee report. They were not actually planning on closing the station completely! Nevertheless things have met their end regardless and one of the bigger victims of HS2 was the […]