Tag Archives: London


A trip to Birmingham to make a TV programme about people’s attitudes to Brexit leaves Adrian Chiles pondering the question of social cohesion, or the lack of it. From his column in the RSA’s house journal, which doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Latin tinge. Street musicians, W11.

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Horseguards Parade

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On Parliament Hill

A beautiful afternoon. I think it’s only the second time I’ve ever been there. My loss.

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The Shard, reflected

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Looking for laughs

Marcus Brigstocke at Soho Theatre. From my review [£] in today’s Times: It isn’t easy to warm to Marcus Brigstocke. There’s the problem, first of all, that he’s one of those overexposed comics who are the first call for TV … Continue reading

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The new capital

I spent most of last weekend walking and cycling around central London. A chance to get reacquainted. Strolling along the Embankment was a joy, but only as long as I didn’t let my eyes linger on the anonymous towers that … Continue reading

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Dante & the hermaphrodite

At The Wallace Collection yesterday. My first-ever visit. I had no idea there was so much more to the place than “The Laughing Cavalier”

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Work in progress, Oxford Street

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Architects vs people

The Swiss Cottage Tower, another example of how the experts and the planners seem determined to keep getting it wrong.

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