Pride In London March 2013 – In Pictures

london community pride 2013

Today marked the 41st official Pride march in London, which wended its way from Baker St to Trafalgar Square around lunchtime. No-one watching today’s march could have missed the fact that it continues to be scaled back year on year – although there were plenty of people participating, the long lines of floats are a […]

Leandro Erlich’s Dalston House – You Too Can Be Spiderman

leandro erlich dalston house london

Set up on a derelict site in the centre of Dalston, Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich has created a new eye-bending illusion, the ‘Dalston House’. The ‘Dalston House’ is a reproduction of the frontage of a typical three-storey London house which has been commissioned by the Barbican as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2013. […]

London’s Lost Palaces

lost palaces of london

When she ascended the throne in 1952 the Queen became responsible for seven royal palaces in London – Buckingham Palace (her weekday residence and workplace which she is understood to call ‘the office’), Kensington Palace, St James’ Palace (which continues to be the official residence of the reigning monarch in London), Hampton Court Palace, the […]

The Potentates Of Parliament Square

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When it was home to groups of protesters, Parliament Square was pretty much inaccessible, but in May the final groups left. It has now had its crossings reinstated (so you don’t have to dash across four lanes of traffic to reach it) and the grass is now a great spot for tourists to sit around […]

Singing The Changes – 30 Years Of The Pink Singers @ 3Space Blackfriars

pink singers singing the changes exhibition london

The Pink Singers are Europe’s oldest LGBT community choir, and to celebrate it’s thirty years of entertaining Londoners an exhibition has been established in London at the 3Space charity’s venue in Blackfriars – Singing The Changes, which opened last weekend. Although the choir features throughout, the 32 metres of text, artifacts, video footage and audio […]

London’s Open Gardens Squares Weekend 2013 – My Visits

south london botanical institute open garden squares weekend

This weekend marked the welcome return of the annual Open Garden Squares events, which give Londoners the opportunity to explore those green spaces in the city that are sometimes overlooked. I made two visits over the weekend – the Brunel Museum’s shaft-top garden yesterday, and today the South London Botanical Institute’s garden down in Tulse […]