The IanVisits website has been running now for just over a decade, initially as a personal blog, later adding the events listings guide to the offbeat and geeky events in London.

A hobby is now taking up a lot more time and energy to report on wider topics, of history, architecture, and of course, transport.

Apart from time — which as I hold down a full-time job is in short supply — the website has operating costs to keep it alive.

Advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, but increasing demands on hosting costs, particularly following recent events causing the website to need to be “hardened” above normal hosting standards, have made it more expensive to run.

Having failed miserably at winning the lottery, it’s time to seek alternative options.

That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.

It’s very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.

Whether its a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of the IanVisits website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.

If you like what IanVisits provides, then please support the website here.

Thank You

Ian


HMS Liverpool attends the Ceremony of the Constables Dues at the Tower of London

HMS Liverpool allowed into the Tower Grounds

The new King’s Cross station extension a week before it opened to the public

Inside the western concourse

The bottom of the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf

Where the first TBM will arrive in a few months time

Photo taken during a press preview of a Natural History Museum exhibition

Display of animals rearing up

A Victorian tunnel in Docklands being restored by Crossrail

Inside the Connaught Tunnel

Repair works to the Hammersmith Flyover

The new tension wire blocks

Presentation of a Diamond Jubilee jewel at the Tower of London

The Crystal Diamond

Territorial Army open evening in the City of London

WW2 gun firing at a German armoured vehicle at the HAC open evening

An early morning rehearsal for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee procession

Being watched

Olympic Rings being lifted up to Tower Bridge early on a Sunday morning

Rising rings

Prince William and Prince Charles at the Garter Ceremony in Windsor Castle

Prince William and Charles

Fireworks by the Millbank Tower with Parliament in the foreground

Fireworks by Westminster

The Shard skyscraper in London

The Shard and The Sun

Tower Bridge rehearsal for Olympics opening night ceremony

Spotlights on Tower Bridge for Olympics rehearsals

The M4 motorway during its closure for emergency road works

M4 Motorway

Southwark Cathedral

The main nave

Crossrail construction site in East London

Crossrail Limmo Peninsula

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4 comments on “Help support IanVisits website
  1. Andrew Gwilt says:

    I just hope that your website doesn’t get hacked again.

  2. Margaret Ormonde says:

    I am so pleased you have set this up. I hope you get a good and well deserved response. Thank you for leading me astray in the last few years!

  3. Maggy says:

    Good luck with your campaign. I enjoy receiving your weekly emails on the more offbeat things to do and see in London

  4. ADS says:

    done. probably worth adding a link to your DonorBox page in your weekly emails ?

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