Category Archives: London

Bach’s Magnificat

At St Martin in the Fields with the Whitehall Choir and the Brandenburg Baroque soloists. They also performed Bach’s cantata Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis. I hadn’t listened to the complete Magnificat in over 35 years, so this was a treat. … Continue reading

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A day in London

I visited the Paul Nash exhibition at Tate Modern this morning. There was a serendipitous moment en route: the Gill-like relief sculptures on Neville House in Page Street: Thanks to an obliging doorman, I learned that they are by Edward … Continue reading

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Bishopsgate Institute

Designed 1895 by Charles Harrison Townsend, and it is still a library and cultural institute. I used to come to yoga classes here 30 years ago, and even today it was like stepping back in time. When I paid my … Continue reading

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Waterloo Bridge

I was struck by how colourful the night view from Waterloo Bridge is – with the exception of St Paul’s, which is in grisaille.

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Going home

I was up at dawn this morning, and here’s the proof: Early-morning deer-stalking: followed by the train to London, which is absolutely not the place to be on one of the hottest-ever September days. However on a walk between Euston and … Continue reading

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London today

A drizzly afternoon in London that was mine to play with, so I paid my first visit to the Courtauld Gallery. It’s the right size for an art collection – i.e. not dauntingly big – but even so I didn’t … Continue reading

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Euston to Sloane Square

I wanted to look at the Peter Jones department store in Sloane Square so, as it was such a beautiful afternoon, I walked. (Can one be a flâneur if one has a destination?) As usual, I zig-zagged at random between … Continue reading

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