Jane's London

Categories: Sightseeing
Blogger: Jane
Description: London has lots to see, and I don't mean the obvious tourist attractions – I mean the wonderful details that are all around us such as coal holes, old wall ads (ghost signs), doorway mosaics, boot scrapers, pub signs, street names, even letterboxes and door knobs.

Latest Posts

April 23rd
Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon wandering around the London Transport Museum's second site at Acton.The first time I went there was almost ten years ago when I took part in a scavenger hunt thing.And last month, I went there for a specialist tour abo… Continue Reading
April 10th
I just noticed this weekend that the NatWest Bank have moved out of 218 Upper Street and the site is empty.There's been a bank on this site for over 140 years – in 1874 The National Provincial Bank of England was there and continued to be until at l… Continue Reading
April 6th
Oops, this is over a week old now...Last week I was featured in the Islington TribuneAlso see this great article on Islington Now.Find all my guided walks on Eventbrite (chonolocial list). And cards here. Continue Reading
April 3rd
Many moons ago, back in 2008, I wrote a post about old metal street names which also included some of the now defunct mid-19th century N.E. signs that I had spotted on the streets of North East London in Clapton, Hackney and Stoke Newington, today categor… Continue Reading
April 2nd
From Google StreetviewOut doing a recce for a new walk idea earlier this month  I happened upon the remnants of a hand-painted sign across 83-87 Bride Street, N7. I attempted to take a few photos with my phone but it was late in the day and the light… Continue Reading