Oliver Twist's London

A lovely new exhibition opens today in London at the Charles Dickens museum, all about his story Oliver Twist. If you haven't been to the...

Bhutan in Black & White

In 2019 I was lucky enough to go to the mountain kingdom of Bhutan. It is one of the most incredible countries I have ever been to, and...

Frozen London

It's very rare that the mercury in London dips low enough to change how London looks, but in recent weeks we had a cold snap that froze...

Walk With Me - Docklands

I have taken to going for some lovely long walks around London, through areas I know well and some I don't, and I have been really relishing

The World In One Room

Very occasionally you have an experience that is both so overwhelmingly humbling that it takes you by surprise. I had this very...

Remembrance In London

Every November in London, there is a stillness in the air. The advent of the autumn : the chill in the air, the russet leaves swirling...

A Misty Morning

The first morning of lockdown arrived, and with it a chilly air and a thick blanket of fog. As if the weather had encapsulated the mood...

The OTHER observatory

This week I ventured down to Richmond to visit the King's Observatory. Most people are aware of the observatory based in Greenwich, which...

Barbican - a Brutalist beauty

Brutalism has proved to be very divisive - some people love the stark lines and moody functionality, others find it oppressive or ugly.

Red Sands Sea Forts, Thames Estuary

These sea forts were built as one of 3 clusters in the Thames Estuary, with the sole purpose of shooting down enemy aircraft during WW2