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by Steve Macrie I’ve just been riding past the scene of the helicopter crash in Vauxhall on the Wandsworth Road. I say riding past, as near as I can get on my usual route into to work because the whole of Vauxhall has been closed off including bus and rail services. A helicopter hit the [...]
Another crazy strike from the RMT. A 72 hour strike that starts at 4pm on the 24th May and lasts until 4pm on the 27th May. So once again London is held to ransom by Bob Crow. Boris needs to ‘man up’ as the Americans say and take him on after the Olympics. And if [...]
Bob Crow and the tube workers he represents said a bonus of up to £500 was not an adequate reward for being on duty during the Olympics. “RMT is rejecting this latest Olympics and Paralympics pay offer from LU and we will be meeting with the company again to press our case for a flat-rate, [...]
Here we go again. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Unless we stand up to these gangsters they will keep doing this to the people of London. In fact gangsters makes them sound glamourous, they are just plain thieves. These guys are now less popular than traffic wardens. A strike has been [...]
Not a lot going on today or over the weekend. And it’s a Monday, so it’s too miserable to write an entry about something miserable. So, I’ve collated some interesting facts about the World’s most interesting city…. 1. London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe 2. London occupies over 620 square miles [...]
I’ve just popped down to Exmouth Market for lunch. It’s in Farringdon / Clerkenwell. It’s great. All sorts of stalls selling all sorts of different food. If you’re working around mid town London, you want to pop in here. And it’s cheap! I had a kind of Thali from a stall outside the Gulshan Tandori Restaurant. [...]
Sack them – sack them all!!! Tube drivers to get £50,000 a year. If this headline is guaranteed to irritate everyone who catches the tube on a Monday morning – I don’t know what is. This is what happens when you allow yourself to be blackmailed. Blackmailed by anyone, but in this case the RMT [...]
The police shot this fellow Mark Duggan on Thursday. By Saturday the Police had still not bothered to inform anyone why they had done it. Saturday night the peaceful protest escalates into a full scale riot and last night it spreads to other parts of the city. Yet again the Metropolitan Police have been caught with [...]
A right result. No chance of a heat wave, then. The summer this year has been very ordinary. A fine start in May and rainy and intermittent ever since. And now heavy showers and rain throughout July. That’s what makes it so hard to live in the UK. The winter is grim. Fine, we can [...]
I think this is a great idea. Maybe that’s becasue I am a nerd and have often been mildly irritated by the inaccuracies in the existing one. There are dozens of stations in the wrong place! I know this becasue I ride my bike around London. So, this fellow Mark Noad has redesigned it to [...]
Sherwoord Street office W1 I’ve been walking past this building site for a year or so I think. It looks almost finished. It’s ceratinly a big old building and it’s in a great location. I can’t seem to find much information on it. It’s probably just general office space and not built for any company [...]
Some more pictures of my ride down the Thames the other morning. We haven’t had any decent weather since. Last night there was a monsoon! Where has the sun gone – again!
It was a nice sunny morning yesterday and so I decided to ride a little further down the Southbank. I got some nice photographs of the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye and then I rode on into the West End through Piccadilly. When the sun is shining it really is quite beautiful in London.
A very nice morning for a bike ride. I took a couple of shots on my iphone as I cycled along the Southbank. They haven’t come out too well though. I’ll get some nice ones of the city tomorrow, I think.
Looks like another shooting in Stockwell then. I rode past this morning and Clapham Road was blocked off around Stockwell. It is beyond a joke around this area now. It must be the most dangerous part of South West London. It’s making Brixton look safe and that’s saying something. Is there some sort of gang [...]
We get all the stars here. Right at the back of our office, Boris Johnson, the Lord Mayor of London himself makes an appearance. I think it’s something about nikes and Absolute radio with hristian O’Connell. I didn’t go but some of the others in the office joined the thronging crowds to greet the mayor. [...]
This is a picture of the Fat Face window display on the Northcote Road in Battersea aka ‘Between the Commons’. You can see the Co-op reflected in the window! I think it’s great. It’s a Union Jack made out of red, white and blue rugby shirts. I’ve never really shopped in Fat Face before and [...]
I came across one of these Buzzboards in a newsagents window the other day. It certainly caught my attention. Well, the board itself did, I can’t remeber any of the adverts… I might give them a go for Serviceteam. They might raise awareness. On the other hand it may just be that I’m a nosy [...]
I rode past Battersea Reach which is just by Wandsworth Bridge in Battersea earlier this week. It’s built by St. George PLC. They have been building it for years now and it’s always looked like a construction site. I know someone who lives in there are the view out of the apartments in there are nice. [...]
What a great wedding and a great day to be in London. I think that’s cheered everyone up. I had a great day and a lovely street party. It may be a long time before there’s another – or will there? Everyone is talking about Prince Harry and Pip Middleton, but I think this is [...]
London’s preparing for the Royal Wedding. I rode past and took some snaps of the Union flags are out on Whitehall, Parliament Square and Big Ben. Lovely blue sky yesterday on the ride home. I hope it stays the same for the wedding on Friday. Showers have been forecast. I can’t believe they haven’t seeded [...]
The mental mind meddler Derren Brown has devised a list of ‘must read’ books. I’m a big fan, so I’m in – big time! Find Derren Brown’s recommended book list here.
We’ve been all around London today looking at office space. Nice big offices in cool areas. I’m putting the pictures up. All comments welcome. All the agents were very professional – Adrian! And John from Anton Page was a very good. Very knowledgeable.
I think of all the new buildings in London, this is the best. We’ll see how it compares to all the new ones going up. I think it will be hard to beat.
Rode past London Bridge the other day and took a picture of the Shard. Some way to go, but I think this is going to be a landmark building. When it’s finsihed it’s going to be 1,017 ft (310 m) tall and have 72 floors.
Spoiled with the weather in the UK again. This is a picture of a Thames Clipper coming into dock at Greenwich.
Don’t panic! It’s just fog….
Nice to see we still have some good old fashioned English eccentrics. Look at these cranks getting ready for a swim on the lake in Hampstead Heath. In this weather!
Nice blog by someone who obviously has a passion for eating out. In restaurants near us – which is useful. Give it a whirl…. Cheese and biscuits
We had a look around this place last night. It is prada. 30M pool in central London. Gym looks great. Just refurbished. We want in and we’re signing up on Friday! They do discounts for local companies.
Took this picture through the window of Hauser & Wirth. The gallery on Savile Row. It’s part of an exhibition called The Fabric Works by an artist called Louise Bourgeois. Looks good. I’d say it’s worth a visit
What a very poor effort. I think these are the same Christmas lights as last year. And as there aren’t any Narnia films out as far as I know, what’s it all about?