Visit the hidden gardens of Elephant and Castle

Are these trees in a corner of St James’ Park and is the boulevard at the heart of a well-established garden city? Both pictures were taken today in Elephant and Castle in the shadow of the Haygate Estate. Due to be developed after several false starts, the estate which is currently owned by Southwark CouncilContinue reading “Visit the hidden gardens of Elephant and Castle”

New building at Moorfields Eye Hospital shows how Daily Express owner spends profits

The Richard Desmond Children’s wing at Moorfields Eye Hospital is an interesting illustration of what the owner of Express Newspapers and Asian Babes does with his money. This picture shows the decorative aluminium fins which change colour at night.  

Great video showing how the Leadenhall Building, the ‘cheesegrater’ will be constructed

Great video showing how the Leadenhall Building, known as the ‘cheesegrater’ will be constructed in the City of London. Work restarted on this building recently. This is a video from the newly-appointed construction company Laing O’Rourke. The site is directly opposite the Lloyds Building by the same architect Richard Rogers.

Leicester Square prepares for the Olympics with massive ‘m&m’ store

On what was once the site of the Swiss Centre in Leicester Square is the new W hotel.  The building is clad in smoked glass and it lights up at night.  On the ground floor is a shop devoted entirely to selling merchandise related to ‘m&m’ sweets.  The square is being completely rebuilt in timeContinue reading “Leicester Square prepares for the Olympics with massive ‘m&m’ store”

Folly for a Flyover provides moment of canal-side reflection on the edge of the Olympic site

Folly for a Flyover is located minutes from the edge of the Olympic site in Hackney Wick. This is the part of London whose constant change is so criticised by Ian Sinclair at every opportunity. The view of the Olympic site from Hackney Wick is impressive, the Folly which is placed between two parts ofContinue reading “Folly for a Flyover provides moment of canal-side reflection on the edge of the Olympic site”

Folly for a Flyover provides moment of canal-side reflection on the edge of the Olympic site

  Folly for a Flyover is located minutes from the edge of the Olympic site in Hackney Wick.  This is the part of London whose constant change is so criticised by Ian Sinclair at every opportunity.  The view of the Olympic site from Hackney Wick is impressive, the Folly which is placed between two partsContinue reading “Folly for a Flyover provides moment of canal-side reflection on the edge of the Olympic site”