Category: London

  • Doing the Lambeth Walk

    Doing the Lambeth Walk

    I walked over 17 kilometres today, which is pretty good going, especially on the hard streets of London. I enjoyed it though, walking from Kennington to Vauxhall, then from Vauxhall to Lambeth Bridge, then meandering up through the West End. It was a warm and quite bright day, although it doesn’t much look it from […]

  • A Tale of Two Pubs

    A Tale of Two Pubs

    Not far from Charing Cross station are two pubs very close to each other that, on the face of it, might appear to have a lot in common. But one is very much better than the other or, put another way, more to my taste. As you walk past The Marquis and The Harp it should […]

  • Is poor pub service becoming the norm?

    Is poor pub service becoming the norm?

    As you can see this is a rather nice looking pub and, despite the fact it is a Nicholson’s I thought it would be worth a visit. It’s THE CLACHAN in Kingly Street, Soho, just behind Liberty’s (central London). I was in town for a meeting and joined an old friend for a few pints […]

  • Olympic Energy Centre

    Olympic Energy Centre

    The Energy Centre under construction at the Olympic Park in Stratford was the largest project of its kind I had ever seen, providing low-carbon power, heat and cooling.