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

August 22nd
The cafe is open, the visitor centre is complete, the information panels and plaques are in place and you can now climb 178 steps to the top of the marvellous clock tower that sits in the middle of Caledonian Park.See the clock mechanism, learn about the … Continue Reading
August 19th
Façadism – keeping an original street-facing part of a building but removing and replacing everything behind it and then adding a new building behind it. Recently people have been up in arms about this citing examples such as the Mallet,… Continue Reading
August 14th
You are probably aware of the ongoing renovations in front of and around Highbury & Islington Station and the re-routing of the traffic around the roundabout (grunt).The forecourt in front of the station was, so I was told, laid with the incorrect pav… Continue Reading
August 10th
I recently asked help with any information about this little building that used to be at 18 Market Road, N7, mid-way on the north side between The White Horse (Gin Palace) and Caledonian Rd.As you can see below, when I took a photo in 2008, it had dancing… Continue Reading
August 8th
The Angel Canal Festival takes place every year on the first Sunday of September around City Road Basin, Regents Canal, Islington (11am to 5pm). The event is always vibrant with plenty to see and do.City Rd Basin, 1970s. Photo: Bernard JamesIf you ha… Continue Reading