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

January 23rd
Last month I went out for strol and ended up in the the Camden and Primrose Hill area. I was just enjoying the bright weather, following my nose, look at stuff aimlessly.As I passed Camden Lock, walking northwards, I noticed that the +120 year old ghostsi… Continue Reading
January 16th
A while back I wrote about this doorway in N1.I completely forgot about it until I was looking in the directories for something else along The Cally and found that for at least 1915-39 this was a branch of Frost or Frosts or Frost's*.This local grocery ch… Continue Reading
December 16th
The W. Plumb shopfront earlier this year. Last week, whilst heading up to Crouch End on a 91 bus, I noticed an old wooden sign had been revealed at 493 Hornsey Rd. This used to be W. Plumb butchers and the shop inside is a tiled gem, see here.I went … Continue Reading
December 11th
Just north of the railway line at 186 York Way, over the road from what used to be Maiden Lane railway station, just one old Victorian building remains squished in amongst the new builds.How very strange.And it's sort of ironic that it's home to an estate… Continue Reading
November 26th
This Sunday 1st Dec, Noon–5.30pm, find me up at my stall on Navigator Square as part of Islington Council's Archway Christmas Lights Switch-on – this is always a lively event – there'll be music, entertainment and all sorts! I … Continue Reading