London’s Pocket Parks: 25 Cannon Street, EC4 — Redux
A refurbished pocket park recently opened close to St Paul's Cathedral and is notable now for a large polished reflection pond that gives photographers reflections of the cathedral in the still water.
London’s Alleys: Great St Thomas Apostle, EC4
A narrow lane near Cannon Street that's the site of a church destroyed in the Great Fire of London.
City of London blocks huge adverts on Cannon Street railway bridge
Network Rail's plans to put two 12-metre wide video display screens at Cannon Street's railway bridge have been blocked by the City of London's planning authority.
The restoration of the London Stone
The London Stone, ancient relic, protector of London, provider of unlimited rice pudding, mysterious icon, is back in its less ancient home on the streets of London.
London’s Pocket Parks – Garden West of 25 Cannon Street, EC4
A rather fine pocket park in the City of London that is not managed by the City of London. And unlike other parks, it doesn't have a name.
Admire this striking building on Cannon Street
A triangular wedge with regimented windows marches down Cannon Street in the City of London.
Where the London Underground gets fresh air through an old graveyard
A small side street near Cannon Street railway station marks the site of a ancient graveyard, and today, a ventilation shaft for the London Underground.
London’s Pocket Parks – Tallow Chandlers Hall
A curious delight can be found around the corner from Cannon Street station - a small garden cut out of the side of an office building.
London’s Alleys – Steelyard Passage, EC4
This Victorian era brick arch underneath Cannon Street station looks mundane, but rich in hidden history.
The hidden garden opposite Cannon Street Station
If you come out of Cannon Street station stop and pause a moment, then look across the road. You might spy an insignificant side road sitting next to the modern steel ribbed building directly opposite. It's worth taking a wander over and having a look - for the short road curves round a corner, and around there you will find one of London's oldest church yards - and now a recently revamped public garden.
I am in Germany – apparently
I’m in Germany this morning – or so claims The Internetâ„¢. As it happens, I am sitting inside my usual coffee shop in Canary Wharf and sitting at my usual table (after it was vacated by interlopers) – but the…