Category / London / Urban

A collection of blog posts and images taken in and around London, United Kingdom.

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  • North Circular Traffic Jam, Bounds Green

    Southgate to East Finchley (without Octopus)

    More North Circular Road related wanderings – from back in November 2014 (see the full mapped route here). This time taking in the deco suburbia of Southgate, bizarre graffiti at New Southgate, hidden (retail) parkland and the vast gothic St Pancras and Islington cemetery. The walk finished up at East Finchley with it’s lovely Edwardian / Victorian…

  • Southgate Tube Station detail. Designed by Charles Holden in 1933

    Art Deco: Arnos Grove to Southgate

    Day nine of London’s Inner Circle , a photo-walk roughly following the North and South Circular roads in an anti-clockwise direction from Greenwich, follows part of the Piccadilly line extension. The walk starts at Arnos Grove tube and ends at Southgate. Both stations are wonderful examples of Charles Holden‘s art-deco architecture, and in fact this…

  • Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

    Wood Green to Arnos Grove

    London’s Inner Circle – a series of walks that I began in 2014 but have yet to finish (see previous post) continues here. This section I walked in July 2014 was from Wood Green to Arnos Grove in North London. Featuring the 1970s architecture of the Shopping City (or The Mall Wood Green to use it’s current name),…

  • Ostliffe Road Footbridge

    Edmonton to Wood Green

    Continuing my London’s Inner Circle series – in January 2014 I set out on a series of walks around London following roughly the route of the North and South Circular roads. My aim is to explore and capture the inner London suburbs that border this (disjointed) ring road. Think of it as an concrete version…

  • Lea Valley Viaduct

    Walthamstow and the Lea Valley

    (from a walk on 3 May 2014) At nine miles, this was one of the longer walks of the circle that I’d completed to date – I began at Wood Street and walked via Walthamstow and the Lea Valley to Lower Edmonton and Edmonton Green Shopping Centre. I enjoyed coming back to Wood Street –…

  • London Skyline

    South Woodford and Wood Street

    (from a walk on 13 April 2014) I began this section of the walk by taking the Central Line to Snaresbrook, and my initial thought was to have a look at Snaresbrook Crown Court – which is really the first (and only?) thing that comes to mind at the mention of Snaresbrook. Unfortunately, and perhaps obviously, you…

  • Red Phone Box, Unity Trading Estate

    Charlie Brown’s

    (from walks on 9 February & 29 March 2014) We start at the end of my walk on 9th February and dusk over Ilford. I was heading towards the Pioneer Point Towers – a pair of tall (33 and 25 floors respectively) but skinny modern tower blocks in the centre of Ilford. These had been…

  • Twelve Acre House, Ilford

    Little Ilford

    (from a walk on 9 February 2014) We start with the dildo sale at the Bellend Security Company – definitely a contender for the Crap Graffiti blog, but it made me smile nonetheless. This is on the Hertford Road industrial estate in Barking. Walking up onto the footbridge, I get a sun-kissed view past the…

  • Clearance Outlet

    Two Nissan Micras

    (from a walk on 9 February 2014) As the storm moves away I head over the footbridge, past the burnt out remains of a car resting against the fencing. There does not appear to be any obvious route to get a car into this location, but someone has managed it and handsomely topped off that…

  • The A13 at Becton Alps

    A13 (Trunk Road to the Sea)

    (from a walk on 9 February 2014) The A13 meets the North Circular Road at Beckton – this is not a pedestrain-friendly area. I began my walk at the Beckon Triangle retail park which was still recovering from the December storms with plenty of scaffolding in evidence around the shop front canopies that had come…