Thursday, 7 January 2010

London Love/Hate

Well as my previous post suggests it was a bit cold in London this morning, I've personally don't think I've seen it so cold. I know it used to get colder up North but never in London.

We cold snap has had a few unfortunate events like the trains being cancelled or the london underground service not having the trains in the correct places for the starts of shifts. This was the scene at mile end on the central line platform this morning. The shot is of the bottom half of the platform and it was this congested all the way up.

SoI did the sensible thing and took the Hammersmith and City line instead and got off at Euston Square. This means a walk down Tottenham Court Road into Soho so i decided to keep off the main drag and head around next to the University of London and down through Bedford Square. When I got to Bedford Square I was greeted with a road and pavement as a complete sheet of ice. So i gingerly walked around the sqaure to on the far side of the sqaure i took this photo.

 The shot reminds me of how lovely and timeless about London is, she may be a hard mistress but she's wonderful to me.

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Friday, 10 July 2009

Dean Street Fire 10/07/2009

Dean Street Fire 10/07/2009, originally uploaded by akira_kev.

Click on the picture to link to my pictures of the fire at 76 Dean Street in Soho London

Below is a short video of the fire fighters in action

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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Fuck me I love London!

Taken from my iPhone @ the Serpentine, Hyde Park on the 02/06/2009... more iphone camera shots are on link

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Monday, 23 March 2009

Captial Ring

On Sunday morning after brunch in Crouch End, we stumbled across a sign for The Capital Ring, having not heard about this place before we investigated a signpost and found that it is a surprisingly green route that encircles London within a radius should be 7-16km (4-10miles) of Charing Cross. Its total distance is 125km or 78 miles, it threads together parks and open spaces, mostly following pleasant residential roads in between. or so the website says, its a walking and cycling route all around Londo.

The 15 sections summarised below. What seems to be good is that no matter where you walk to you can get back on the tube or bus and get back home.

My plan is to cycle the whole ring some time in the summer. Below is a map of the areas of London that the ring crosses.

More information on walking in London


Section km miles
1 Woolwich to Falconwood 9.3 5.8
2 Falconwood to Grove Park 5.6 3.5
3 Grove Park to Crystal Palace 12.0 7.5
4 Crystal Palace to Streatham 5.6 3.5
5 Streatham to Wimbledon Park 8.5 5.3
6 Wimbledon Park to Richmond 10.9 6.8
7 Richmond to Osterley Lock 7.6 4.8
8 Osterley Lock to Greenford 7.2 4.5
9 Greenford to South Kenton 8.5 5.3
10 South Kenton to Hendon 8.8 5.5
11 Hendon to Highgate 7.7 4.8
12 Highgate to Stoke Newington 7.2 4.5
13 Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick 5.6 3.5
14 Hackney Wick to Beckton District Park 7.7 4.8
15 Beckton District Park to Woolwich 4.8 3.0

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Monday, 2 March 2009

Pot planet

Nothing is strange on a monday mornimg. Plant waiting at the crossing on Oxford Street London

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