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North and South linked as Cable Car cables join two sides of the Thames

After a few weeks of delays, last night at around 1am, the preliminary cables were draped between the two pylons for London’s Cable Car, creating the first permanent fixed link above the river between Tower Bridge and Dartford. Not knowing


Photos from inside Westminster Hall

If you saw any of the Queenly speech at Parliament the other day, you might have noticed that it took place in the awesome venue of Westminster Hall. This grand space although used for functions, spends most of its life


A look around the outside of Crumbles Castle

Surrounded by council block flats and next to a wide open green space called Bingfield Park near King’s Cross sits Crumbles Castle, a modest sized stone fortress of the sort that any Medieval knight would probably recognise. It is however,


Tate and Lyle’s staff park in Silvertown

While Mr Tate of Tate and Lyle is famous for giving a gallery to the country, rather less known is the generosity of the other half of the company – which is manifest in a public park donated by Sir


Naked escalator porn

Photographing escalators with their tops off is a frustratingly difficult task as they tend to have a decency preserving curtain around the defrocking works that are going on. A few have been visible this weekend though. Click on photos for


Three steam trains visiting London on Saturday

The first of this year’s steam train visits to London takes place this Saturday with trains visiting Victoria, Paddington and Kings Cross. The details below may help you find a suitable location to watch from the sidelines, or be at


The industrial wasteland at North Greenwich

Although North Greenwich is increasingly known for the big white dome thing that has managed an unexpected rejuvenation in recent years, and being the terminus for a number of Jubilee Line trains – it also has an area of unspoilt


Scanning Victorian newspapers

I’ve recently treated myself to a nice new toy, in the form of an A3 sized flat-bed document scanner. I say new – actually second hand from eBay otherwise I couldn’t have afforded it. However, it will finally let me


Looking around the Duchy of Lancaster’s Estates in London

Invisible to the casual observer, dotted around London lie several plots of land that belong to the Duchy of Lancaster, an ancient property owning trust that can be trace its existence as far back as 1265. The estate was formed


Another batch of PR junk emails

I haven’t done one of these for a while, but it’s about time as I seem to be getting a lot more junk recently. To be clear, if all you want to do if fluff up a travel client or