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

February 20th
One Sunday a few weeks back I met up with a small group of London Historians for a tour of HMP Wandsworth. The pic shows us standing outside its small but jam-packed excellent museum which is open by appointment only.The tour didn't start until noon. It w… Continue Reading
February 18th
Northcote Road is just south of Clapham Junction on the other side of Lavender Hill. At No.138, now Head South Hair & Beauty Salon, I spotted a fabulous example of what I believe is an old Sunlight Laundry. Ooh lovely – I really like the letters… Continue Reading
February 11th
My walking tours in North London are friendly and inclusive gatherings of like-minded souls keen to learn more about this history-rich area.I offer a range of walks – some cover a range of highlights in a specific area or along a certain road; other… Continue Reading
February 2nd
There is a wonderful exhibition on at Islington Museum at the moment – a gallery of paintings of locations throughout my borough. Last Saturday I joined the free walk led by CIGA guide Karen Lansdown and to hear about some of the paintings on displa… Continue Reading
January 10th
In a ground floor Tank gallery at Tate Modern I noticed a montage of photographed wall tiles. Recognising them I stopped to read the info board:"... Victorian memorial plaques she came across in a London park"Eh?No recognition has been made as to where th… Continue Reading