Finally, after years of construction and many a month of speculation, the Shard has opened to the public!
The Shard at dusk; viewed from Tower Bridge
I remember last year when this extraordinary building was inaugurated. On 5 July 2012, after much fanfare they had a very disappointing light-show to mark the day! . . . → Read More: The Shard opened to the public today
ALEXANDRA PALACE – a palace that is not a palace but an exhibition centre.
The radio mast at Alexandra Palace
Built in 1873 Alexandra Palace, a building in North London, stands in Alexandra Park on Muswell Hill, in an area between Hornsey, Muswell Hill and Wood Green and offers the most astounding views . . . → Read More: Alexandra Palace #LondonPalaces
A focal point in the City of Westminster, Parliament Square a large open green area contains numerous statues of statesmen and other notable individuals is bordered on four sides by:
Houses of Parliament
the iconic Big Ben in London and the Houses of Parliament
the magnificent west apse of Westminster . . . → Read More: Parliament Square
Finally!!! The night had arrived. To date I had completed 4 of the Dragon and Flagon Pub Tours with Vic Norman, and tonight was the 5th! That meant I finally qualified to get my badge and be inducted into the ‘Order of the Dragon’.
a dragon – the griffon; symbol of the City . . . → Read More: Inducted into the Order of the Dragon & A Tale of 3 Bridges
London has some of the loveliest parks in the country, and indeed some of the best in Europe (well I think so anyway)
fountains in Regent's Park
A few days ago I decided to revisit an old favourite…The Regent’s Park in NW1 (near Camden) to see the roses in Queen Mary’s Garden. . . . → Read More: The Regent’s Park, London