23rd April 2012

Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA

Every year people of a certain disposition, having seen the all-round revelry that accompanies St Patrick’s Day, loudly bemoan the fact that nobody makes that sort of effort for St George’s Day, and every year some plucky people do manage to make the effort and… well, not a huge number of people turn up. You…

8th May 2016

Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ

Just about everyone is no doubt familiar with the cultural and scientific jewels to be found on and around Exhibition Road, the pet project of Queen Victoria’s Consort Prince Albert: the Natural History & Science Museums, the V&A, the Albert Hall… Just as important, sitting halfway along the road, is the renowned educational institution Imperial…

24th September 2009

Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6EN

So far in this project we’ve encountered the London Marathon at the start and at the finish, as well as some point after the halfway mark. We’ve also seen a deep-sea diver and a giant spoon – it’s that kind of event. Today we’re deep in the city for roughly the start of the straight run…

16th June 2000

Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NL

Now here’s something of a challenge – a one-off shot taken not far from Christ Church in Southwark during the early months of the Millennium on a road that has experienced vast amounts of change in the years since, so much so that there are no longer any billboard poster sites along its route. So…

16th February 2013

Piccadilly Circus, London W1D 7ET

The sound of samba, as we’ve touched on previously, is, for some reasons lost in the depths of time, synonymous with contemporary urban street life, be it at festivals, marches or protests in general – lots of people love a good bit of rhythmic percussion, and, more often than not, Rhythms of Resistance are the…

8th July 2006

National Theatre, London SE1 9PX

It’s a fine mid-noughties summer’s afternoon and it’s becoming evident that the stretch of the riverside from London Bridge to South Bank is becoming increasingly popular with all sorts of visitors: those taking in a bit of tradition and heritage with Morris dancers by the Golden Hinde, or younger, hipper folk enjoying a daytime ‘Thames…

6th March 2010

Orleans House, Twickenham TW1 3DJ

So if you think a gallery on the site of a grand 18th Century villa in leafy Richmond with associations to a historic French city famous for its catholic martyr is a somewhat surprising location to chose for what is, after all, a Hindu religious celebration, then just look across at what’s happening in the US,…

27th May 2017

Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL

Cosplay –  a fact which will surprise nobody – first became a ‘thing’ in Japan in the 1980s, but the desire to dress up in honour of science fiction/fantasy characters is almost as old as the genre itself: the UK has been having conventions for decades – in fact in Leeds in 1937 all the…

3rd January 2004

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

As we’ve already noted, Ólafur Elíasson’s Turbine Hall installation ‘Weather Project‘ (& no, not that Weather Project) at Tate Modern is (still) consistently cited as the most inspiring use of the space, and it’s no surprise that, on this chilly January afternoon, the psychological warmth it’s providing is a major draw. Elíasson specialises in atmospheric…

13th March 2011

Piccadilly, London W1J 9DZ

It’s almost a given that, along with the Lord Mayor’s Show, it’s destined to be raining when the St Patrick’s Day Parade gets under way at the Western end of Piccadilly. Of course, this isn’t by chance: It’s a little known fact that St Patrick is the patron saint of precipitation, which is why, like…