Category Archives: London

Art Deco in Bloomsbury

After a nostalgic tour of Bletchley (why do I bother?), I had time back in London to look at some Art Deco around Euston. A quick glimpse from the train of the former Ovaltine factory in Kings Langley put the … Continue reading

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Lost in the V&A

Somehow I spent almost 6 hours in the Victoria & Albert today. Two coffee breaks, a guided tour and lots of looking and getting side-tracked. I sat upstairs on the bus to Exhibition Road, then walked along to the Albert … Continue reading

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London today

From above, the British Library looks like a ship; an oil tanker perhaps, since it lacks the elegance of the Art Deco wraparound style. Walking along Mortimer Street, I stopped to look at Radiant House (1915). It has a bit … Continue reading

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After a weekend spent in the fascinating hellhole between Euston, King’s Cross and Oxford Street, I am now heading home, expecting to arrive 5 hours late because of damaged overhead wires at Watford. I am not complaining: I’ve had an … Continue reading

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More of London

I noticed a leaf on the ground and looked up. Yes, they have planted ginkgo trees in London streets: At lunchtime, to get a walk and some fresh air, I went up to Mornington Crescent to look at the old … Continue reading

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Down the rabbit hole

I’m in a world where inanimate objects write me notes: Note the initial caps on Health Issue and Christmas Shopping. Perhaps it’s cute, but it makes me queasy. On the plus side, his (her?) colleague has a glass wall, so … Continue reading

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A second day in London

I stopped at Africa House (built 1921) on Kingsway to look up at the sculpture that adorns it. Just the teensiest bit problematic? Those disembodied heads on the capitals look like something out of Heart of Darkness, and martial Britannia … Continue reading

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