london Archive

I’ve been reminded of a quote today


“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson The opposite is obviously true of me – I’m so not tired of […]

Rain rain


So the tube has been okay mostly for the last week or so which you forget completely when you have to travel 4 stops in the opposite direction to actually get on a tube in the morning. That’s not get on and get a seat that’s physically get on. I might not have time for […]

Blast from the past


Last week I went to Earls Court which used to be the major stomping ground in London before Soho became gentrified and got more bars than brothels. I went for a drink at the Colherne. Okay so it’s not been the Colherne for ages and is now a trendy bar called the Pembroke but to […]

Stupid trains and national rail


So iPhone applications come and go but recently my favourite application has been deactivated. Worse national rail have made an inferior product and want a fiver for it! So now not only do trains run late but you have to pay to check if it’s late!

Plan to test mobile phones on the Underground


Transport for London (TfL) had appealed for telecommunications companies to come forward for a trial on the Waterloo & City line but have drawn a blank. The aim of the test – originally scheduled for 2008 – was to find how out technically and commercially viable a scheme would be. All I can say is […]

morning commuters


Okay so I know I rant a fair bit but really. Some people seem to have no idea that there is anything going on around them So there is the morning commuter moving towards the barrier and then stops to get their ticket out not realiing there is a mass of people already with their […]


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