Tag Archive: London

Postcards from Richmond Lock

Ghost Signs Tour, Architectural Highlights

Today I did a dummy walk of my ghost signs tour. I’m running it to celebrate the release of my book: Fading Ads of London and the constant architectural flux in London means I had to… Continue reading

Art Deco Tour, Bloomsbury

This afternoon I had the pleasure of taking Yanick Pucci’s Art Deco walking tour through Bloomsbury. The collage above illustrates just a few of the beautiful Art Deco details on display in the… Continue reading

Ghost Signs of London: The Walking Tour (Saturday 17th May)

To celebrate the launch of my book on Fading Ads of London I’m running a special walking tour event on Saturday 17th May. For the price of a pack of Black Cat Cigarettes you can… Continue reading

Faded Ads of London: Advance Copy Preview

My lovely publisher, The History Press, sent me an advance copy of my book this week. Working with them has been an incredibly positive experience; they clearly really care about the projects they… Continue reading

Postcards From Fitzrovia Black and White

When I’m not in Yorkshire, I spend all the spare time I can in Fitzrovia – the first neighbourhood I lived in when I came to London. Here are some black and white… Continue reading

Wording From Wapping

Today, whilst completing the final photography for my next book on Ghost Signs, I stumbled across a lot of type in Wapping – mostly the labelling of Wharves. Is the above a play… Continue reading

Mind Mapping Fitzrovia

Inspired largely by the works seen in Mapping Manhattan, I recently decided to map the area I lived in when I first came to London: Fitzrovia. It’s my first attempt at cartography, which… Continue reading

Victor Talking Machine Mosaic, Carteret Street

On my way to a teaching conference near St James’s Park today I happened to spot this beautiful mosaic advertisement down a side-street, Carteret Street to be exact.

Reeves & Sons Mosaic Signs, Dalston

Although my next book is on hand-painted signs around London, I often come across some beautiful mosaic and tile signage on my travels. This one, just across the road from Dalston Junction station, is a… Continue reading