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Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park…

St Mark's Church, in Prince Albert Road, north of Regent's Park, south of Primrose Hill...

St Mark’s Church, in Prince Albert Road, north of Regent’s Park, south of Primrose Hill…


Feng Shang Chinese Restaurant, Regent's Park Canal, north of Regent's Park...

Feng Shang Chinese Restaurant, Regent’s Park Canal, north of Regent’s Park…


Atop Primrose Hill, and the weather today was mercifully kind ;)...

Atop Primrose Hill, and the weather today was mercifully kind ;)…


"I have conversed with the spiritual sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill." William Blake, English poet and artist (1757-1827)...

“I have conversed with the spiritual sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill.” William Blake, English poet and artist (1757-1827)…


Zooming in, to show St. Paul's Cathedral and The Shard, London's tallest building...

Zooming in, to show St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard, London’s tallest building…


In Queen Mary's Garden, Regent's Park...

In Queen Mary’s Garden, Regent’s Park…


Also in Queen Mary's Garden...

Also in Queen Mary’s Garden…


Queen Mary's Garden waterfall water coursing over a mossy stone...

Queen Mary’s Garden waterfall water coursing over a mossy stone…


So here it is, the year's final London image on this photoblog; the connecting passage between the Bakerloo and Northern Lines at Embankment Tube station...:).

So here it is, the year’s final London image on this photoblog: the connecting passage between the Bakerloo and Northern Lines at Embankment Tube station…:).

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A Rainy Day in London Town…

Metropolitan Line platforms, Baker Street Tube Station...

Metropolitan Line platforms, Baker Street Tube Station…


I was in Baker Street to get my hair cut, but here's the queue for the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Baker Street, at about three o'clock this afternoon... ;)

I was in Baker Street to get my hair cut, but here’s the queue for the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Baker Street, at about three o’clock this afternoon… 😉


Then it was off to Camden Town for a look around there...

Then it was off to Camden Town for a look around there…


There are several shops in Camden High Street with interesting adornments above...

There are several shops in Camden High Street with interesting adornments above…


Tree overlooking Camden Lock...

Tree overlooking Camden Lock…


A food stall beside Camden Lock, with some interesting seating to the right ;)...

A food stall beside Camden Lock, with some interesting seating to the right ;)…


Another  stall, of very many, at Camden Lock....I bought myself a few Blues CDs nearby...

Another stall, of very many, at Camden Lock….I bought myself a few Blues CDs nearby…


Some posters in a shop window in Camden High Street that caught my attention as I passed by...

Some posters in a shop window in Camden High Street that caught my attention as I passed by…


...and back home via Mornington Crescent station, at the southern end of Camden Town...

…and back home via Mornington Crescent station, at the southern end of Camden Town…

The year’s last visit to London’s South Bank…

The IMAX cinema illuminated...

The IMAX cinema illuminated…


A semi-abstract composition with a South Bank fountain in the foreground and the Queen Elizabeth Hall beyond...

A semi-abstract composition with a South Bank fountain in the foreground and the Queen Elizabeth Hall beyond…


This week's Friday Tonic gig, in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm, was The Liane Carroll Trio, and excellent they were too :)

This week’s Friday Tonic gig, in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm, was The Liane Carroll Trio, and excellent they were too 🙂


The music was initially jazz standards, but became more diversified later...

The music was initially jazz standards, but became more diversified later…


Apologies there are no photos of the the guitarist (Roger Carey) and drummer (Mark Fletcher) here, but they weren't visible from where I was sitting on the floor ;)...

Apologies there are no photos of the the guitarist (Roger Carey) and drummer (Mark Fletcher) here, but they weren’t visible from where I was sitting on the floor ;)…


Liane was seated at the piano throughout, with the exception of one song 'Fever' in which she encouraged an audience singalong :)...

Liane was seated at the piano throughout, with the exception of one song ‘Fever’ in which she encouraged an audience singalong :)…


The set finished with the Trio's version of 'Fairytale of New York', as popularised by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl...

The set finished with the Trio’s version of ‘Fairytale of New York’, as popularised by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl…


The Queen Elizabeth Hall...

The Queen Elizabeth Hall…


The Christmas Tree in front of the Queen Elizabeth Hall...

The Christmas Tree in front of the Queen Elizabeth Hall…

And Sunday afternoon in Hampstead…

Giraffe peering out of the doorway of 'The 100 Acres' shop in Heath Street, Hampstead...;)

Giraffe peering out of the doorway of ‘The 100 Acres’ shop in Heath Street, Hampstead…;)


An aesthetically pleasing curved corridor near the lifts down to the platforms at Hampstead Tube station. If the lifts are out of action this corridor leads to a staircase ... ;)

An aesthetically pleasing curved corridor near the lifts down to the platforms at Hampstead Tube station. If the lifts are out of action this corridor leads to a staircase … 😉


The pillar box in the foreground of this shot in the High Street is actually a Penfold Pillar Box dating from about 1870, an historical monument, and is no longer in use (the Post Office is on the other side of the road). However, I did wonder when taking this photo, which was the older, the pillar box or the tree beyond it ;).

The pillar box in the foreground of this shot in the High Street is actually a Penfold Pillar Box dating from about 1870, an historical monument, and is no longer in use (the Post Office is on the other side of the road). However, I did wonder when taking this photo, which was the older, the pillar box or the tree beyond it ;).

Saturday evening in London’s West End…

The Criterion Theatre, in Coventry Street, where 'The 39 Steps' is currently showing...

The Criterion Theatre, in Coventry Street, where ‘The 39 Steps’ is currently showing…


Wardour Street, at the western edge of London's Chinatown...

Wardour Street, at the western edge of London’s Chinatown…


The statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus, silhouetted against the electronic advertising hoardings...

The statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus, silhouetted against electronic advertising hoardings…

Whetstone reflections, High Street Kensington and the South Bank revisited…

(Inverted) tree and moon reflected in the pond in Swan Lane Open Space, Whetstone...

(Inverted) tree and moon reflected in the pond in Swan Lane Open Space, Whetstone…


smart area of London is Kensington, and perhaps reflected here in the entrance to High Street Kensington Tube station... ;)

Smart area of London is Kensington, and perhaps reflected here in the entrance to High Street Kensington Tube station… 😉


View at the junction of Kensington Church Street and High Street Kensington...

View at the junction of Kensington Church Street and High Street Kensington…


Standing on Hungerford Bridge, looking towards the Royal Festival Hall, and to its left, The Shard, London's tallest building, a couple of miles distant near London Bridge...

Standing on Hungerford Bridge, looking towards the Royal Festival Hall, and to its left, The Shard, London’s tallest building, a couple of miles distant near London Bridge…


The Friday Tonic, a free gig in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall most Fridays, between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm, and this week featuring the Soothsayers... :)

The Friday Tonic, a free gig in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall most Fridays, between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm, and this week featuring the Soothsayers… 🙂


And if you wander back towards Waterloo station from the Royal Festival Hall, you'll probably pass by Archdukes at the top of Concert Hall Approach (and notice the Boris Bikes in the foreground, a latter-day feature of the London landscape ;).

And if you wander back towards Waterloo station from the Royal Festival Hall, you’ll probably pass by Archdukes at the top of Concert Hall Approach (and notice the Boris Bikes in the foreground, a latter-day feature of the London landscape) ;).

December lights in Regent Street, Oxford Street, and Trafalgar Square…

Christmas lights at the top end of Regent Street, near Oxford Circus...

Christmas lights at the top end of Regent Street, near Oxford Circus…


Hmmm...I guess that Marmite sentiment  is as true of some folks' attitude ro Christmas shopping in Oxford Street... ;)

Hmmm…I guess that Marmite sentiment is as true of some folks’ attitude to Christmas shopping in Oxford Street… 😉


Trafalgar Square from its western side...

Trafalgar Square from its western side…

A dozen views in and around Waterloo…

The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Waterloo...

The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Waterloo…


A lot happens around here  ;)...

A lot happens around here ;)…


Part of the Parterre Garden in St. John's Churchyard...

Part of the Parterre Garden in St. John’s Churchyard…


My very favourite figurine in the Parterre Garden...

My very favourite figurine in the Parterre Garden…


The rather poignant headpiece to a four-seater mosaic bench in St. John's Churchyard...

The rather poignant headpiece to a four-seater mosaic bench in St. John’s Churchyard…


More Waterloo mosaicery...;)

More Waterloo mosaicery…;)


...and yet more...

…and yet more…


The IMAX cinema at Waterloo...

The IMAX cinema at Waterloo…


Roupell Street, London SE1...

Roupell Street, London SE1…


'To the Trains' another mosaic, in an underpass leading to Waterloo station...

‘To the Trains’, another mosaic, in an underpass leading to Waterloo station…


View upstream from Hungerford Bridge...

View upstream from Hungerford Bridge…


Several Santas, good enough to pose for me outside the Royal Festival...and a Merry Christmas to all...:)

Several Santas, good enough to pose for me outside the Royal Festival Hall…and a Merry Christmas to all…:)

An afternoon in west London…

Cinderella Slipper Salon, in Harrods, Brompton Road, SW3

Cinderella Slipper Salon, in Harrods, Brompton Road, SW3


Yes, life sometimes seems like being caught in a goldfish bowl...in Harrods, Brompton Road, SW3 ;).

Yes, life is sometimes like being caught in a goldfish bowl…in Harrods, Brompton Road, SW3 ;).


Walking back to Shepherd's Bush Tube station from Westfield Shopping Centre, London, W12, around four this afternoon...

Walking back to Shepherd’s Bush Tube station from Westfield Shopping Centre, London, W12, around four this afternoon…

Platform 3, Victoria Station…en route to East Malling…

Victoria Station, around half-four this afternoon...

Victoria Station, around half-four this afternoon…


Three trains, juxtaposed...

Three trains, juxtaposed…


A festive Brian's Hairdresser's, at the top of East Malling High Street...

A festive Brian’s Hairdresser’s, at the top of East Malling High Street…

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