Tag Archives: london

Trainspotting

I pass Old Oak Common depot on the way to work every day. Sometimes I’m getting a little extra shut-eye, but sometimes I look out of the window, and one day, a few months ago, I saw a banner advertising … Continue reading

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Inter alia

I had a short-list for filling time in the afternoons prior to the Proms, quite literally for a rainy day. The forecast for Thursday wasn’t good though it turned out fine in the end. The Bank of England Museum is … Continue reading

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The Great Wave

We’d known the Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum would be popular and we’d booked in advance; just as well, as advance tickets have now sold out, and day tickets had also sold out when we arrived. There were long … Continue reading

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Tempora mutantur nos sed mutamur non in illis

Oh dear, oh dear. It’s all changed this year: the queueing system has changed, an attempt to disperse people which leads to a much less social atmosphere, and there’s additional security theatre (a modicum of which has a potential effect, … Continue reading

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The Final Cut

We were on holiday in Portugal when news of the Grenfell Tower fire broke. As such, we probably didn’t get the wall-to-wall coverage a major incident in London would provide to a domestic audience, although we certainly gleaned the grim … Continue reading

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Tales of the City

Book Review: City of London – The History, by David Kynaston This is something of a doorstop, but it is also the distillation of Kynaston’s four-volume history, and therefore presumably represents the edited highlights. The book covers the period 1815-2001, … Continue reading

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The Tatlin Flyer

Due to several busy weekends in March, I’d left it a bit late to go to the Royal Academy’s Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 exhibition, so I set off early on Saturday morning. Once again GWR demonstrated their failure to match … Continue reading

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