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

October 15th
I have really enjoyed leading tours up to the top of this marvellous clocktower.Having spent time talking to people using the park or living in the flats around the outside it's clear that possibly 95% of them have no idea that the tower is open, let alon… Continue Reading
October 9th
Oooh this is lovely.Dulwich Picture Gallery have again come up with a corker of an exhibition.Last week I went on a curators' tour of Rembrandt's Light and...Actually, no... I am not going to say or show much here but instead keep it short and say that Re… Continue Reading
October 4th
Just a couple of pics of freshly painted bicycle lane makings.I alway like the little ones sprayed onto the kerbside showing where the road markings should be placed.I spotted these in Mitre Street, EC3, last month. Continue Reading
September 27th
Earlier this year I stopped in my tracks outside 258 Pentonville Rd, when I happened upon a very unusual light well running the full width of the shop.I say 'unusual' because it's got coal hole cover plates embedded within it (one at each end) and this wa… Continue Reading
September 9th
On 10th March 2017 a small version of B&Q opened up in Holloway Road within the old Post Office building. I was immediately concerned about the local independent hardware and DIY shops in the vicinity, especially one a few hundred yards up the road th… Continue Reading