• 10/01/2021

    Birds of a feather in Central London

    In recent times it has become not unusual to see seagulls and parakeets in the sky’s of Central London feeding off the goodies available. In Hyd...
  • 02/03/2018

    Ruined skyline of Little Venice

    With the Brunel Building & Dudley Tower going up in Paddington Basin, it is becoming quite apparent what the visual impact is going to be in Littl...
  • 07/09/2017

    Garden Bridge – A bridge to far fo...

    A full investigation is required to find out why so much public money was wasted and make sure it never happens again but while the Garden Bridge is d...

Costly Marble Arch Mound fiasco

As the fiasco of #MarbleArchMound closes today we should not forget @CityWestminster spent £6 million on this project with some 250,000 visitors. Thats is £24 per visitor paid via council…

London’s part in the Liberation of Bangladesh

Fifty years ago, London played a key role in the formation of the state of Bangladesh and in a recent walking tour of three key London sites during the Liberation…

Derelict telephone kiosks in Little Venice

In Little Venice,W9 we have a number of derelict red telephone boxes in the neighbourhood, that desperately need repairing – on the corner of Formosa St and Bristol Gardens, on…

Why are so many post boxes closed in W9?

Normally at this time of the year, we like to go to our local post box to send our Christmas cards but alas this has been denied to folk in…

Paddington is not Canary Wharf – Baltic Wharf

  I have the following objections to the revised Travis Perkins/Unite Students proposals, as follows: Gross Overdevelopment of the site The defining feature of the Paddington Basin area is the…

Little Venice Labour urge Mayor of London to refuse scheme for Paddington Green

We’re urging the Mayor of London to use his powers to refuse permission for Berkeley Homes to build three mega blocks, including one of 32 stories, on the site of…

First red plaque in W9

Now we have many blue plaques in Paddington in both W9 & W2 parts but this morning we had our first red plaque in W9 put up along Clifton Gardens…

W9ers for the Bakerloo line

As the Evening Standard reported last week and this week again that the TfL financial crisis could mean the closing of entire tube line and whilst a tube line was…

Flash Floods in London – Independent Review Update

  After watching two council scrutinies on the flash floods in London, a letter from the Consumer Council for Water (CCW) informs me what is happening with the Independent Review…