The Londoneer – A Retrospective of 2011

Before the New Year arrives (and a brand new design comes to the blog – you only have 48 hours to wait) I thought I would touch on some of the interesting things that have been featured on the blog over the last twelve months. In no particular order, here are ten of the best […]

The Stratford Shoal Starts Construction

  If you’re popping over to Westfield in Stratford you might notice that the 377 feet high ‘Orbit’ sculpture is now nearing completion, with only the fitting out of the observation platform to go. You might also wonder what the steel beams that are appearing on the main road outside the old Stratford Shopping Centre […]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – Movie Review


Guy Ritchie’s sequel to last year’s Sherlock Holmes blockbuster hit the screens last week, and this is the first opportunity that I’ve had to see it. ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows‘, pits Holmes against his arch-enemy against a backdrop of growing turmoil in Europe. Jude Law continues to play Watson impeccably, but Robert Downey […]

Season’s Greetings From The Londoneer


A very happy Christmas to all of the readers of the Londoneer blog. I hope you’ve all been good boys and girls this year and so thoroughly deserve all of the gifts that Santa has brought you in his sack!                     The blog has very nearly […]

London’s Christmas Lights For 2011

Earlier in the week I did a quick whistle-stop tour of Oxford St’s festive lighting. As you’ll see from the album, the big department stores put in a lot of effort this year, although Selfridge’s energies seemed to be concentrated in their window displays, some of which are truly amazing. Carnaby Street has a new […]

The Pink Singers – ‘Comparing Notes’ on January 14 2012

Just a quick note to let you know about the winter concert that I will be participating in next month, the Pink Singers ‘Comparing Notes’, which takes place at Cadogan Hall on Sloane Terrace in the evening of Saturday 14 January. This is my second season with the choir and we have been rehearsing very […]

The Kew Bridge Steam Museum


Another blog entry from the unpublished visits I made during the late summer, here’s a piece on the rather unusual Kew Bridge Steam Museum. Starting its life as a water pumping station all the way back in 1838, it operated until the 1940s in its original guise. Fortunately when the site was decommissioned the Water […]